The Tahini food is obtained mainly by grinding sesame seeds. This semi-liquid is the main ingredient in many Oriental and Asian dishes.
There are two main types of Tahini:
- of peeled sesame seeds - tahini white. It is light and has pleasant taste.
- of unpeeled sesame seeds - usually darker, call it more natural, slightly bitter taste, but in contrast, is far richer in nutrients and minerals. Unresolved due to the skin, which is most rich in essential fatty acids.
Less popular is the sunflower tahini - it is cheaper, with darker and heavier flavor of sesame.
Tahanat is extremely rich in vitamin products, primarily those of group B (B1, B2 and B6), E and calcium - the amount five times higher than in milk. It is rich in essential amino acids and other trace elements - silicon, phosphorus, copper, magnesium and potassium.
In tahini amount of protein is greater than that in cheese, soy and certain meats. It is important to know that sesame oil is the fat that is absorbed completely by the body. In terms of benefit to the blood vessels, tahini no way inferior to the liquid gold called oil.
The sprouts are sprouted seeds. Enter the category super foods because they are energy sources with low calorific value.
If the seeds are useful, it germinated seeds are ten times more useful, because in the process of sprouting amount of vitamins and nutrients is growing enormously.
Germinated seeds have healing properties and Biostimulates. Rich in vitamins and trace elements, they improve metabolism, clears the body, strengthen immunity, energize and increase efficiency. Germinated seeds have everything foresight has put them in nature for the development of new life and survival in harsh environments. In addition to vitamins, sprouts contain a large amount of fiber, amino acids and minerals.
The sprouts are beautifully balanced and easily digestible food. Some of them possess medicinal properties.
They are a favorite of vegans! Why? Because they are high in protein, and unlike the meat and eggs do not contain cholesterol nor treated with antibiotics and hormones.
In this respect: do not buy seeds for seedlings from supermarkets! They are already treated with chemicals against pests. Wheat into the store usually blighted and brown buckwheat is milled - can not germinate.
Do not confuse our chicory with a Mediterranean salad chicory.
Chicory (Cichorium Intybus) is a plant with delicate blue flowers, known for its name chicory. From the roots of the herb is prepared hot drink-coffee substitute.
The root chicory contains up to 60% inulin (fructose polymer that improves the lipid metabolism in type 2 diabetes, metabolism as a whole, and normalizes the activity of the digestive system), 10-20% fructose, glycoside intibin (commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry) , carotene, vitamins B (B1, B2, B3), vitamin C, macro and micro elements (Na, K, Ca, Mg, P, Fe, etc.), organic acids, tannins, pectin, protein, resin .
Inulin - the main component in the root of the chicory is food for bifidobacteria in our intestinal tract. Bifidobacteria are good bacteria that protect the body from harmful influences. Thanks to inulin, the number of bacteria increases, and increases immunity.
Although sweet taste because of inulin, chicory root contains no sugar and is therefore allowed for patients with diabetes.
Drink chicory dissolve kidney stones, enhances blood circulation and metabolic processes in the liver, helps in the treatment of gastric and intestinal ulcers, dysbiosis, gastritis, constipation, depression and others.
Due to the high content of iron, potassium, tsikoriata improves the cardiovascular system, dilates blood vessels and dispose of '' bad '' cholesterol from the blood.
Also, the herb is a medicament against atherosclerosis, tachycardia, anemia and others.
Can chicory coffee substitute? Soluble chicory is a refreshing drink and general strengthening effect on the body, but also does not contain caffeine does not raise blood, does not cause cardiac arrhythmia. This makes the herb authorized for all ages and most health conditions.