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Broccoli-its Health Benefits and Quick recipe.

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Introduction
Today’s hot topic at OiB is Broccoli. Broccoli is another advantageous gift of nature. It not indigenous to India rather it can be traced from Italy. The exotic and healthy veggie of Broccoli is worth consuming and can be adapted to various forms of cooking and cuisines.

Health Benefits of Broccoli:
Broccoli is one of the stunning natural skincare elements. It contains high concentration of Vitamin C content. It is heavily loaded with Beta carotene, a very effective anti-oxidant which destroys free radical of our body. You must know that Potassium in Broccoli helps in reducing blood pressure of your body. The calcium present in vegetable is very good for the patients of osteoporosis, as it helps in building strong bones.

It is said that the darker in color, more nutrients it contains. Slight purple Broccoli has a lot of carotenoids in it. It is also very effective source of folic acid. It helps in reducing cholesterol because it is rich in fiber. Broccoli aids in controlling many diseases such as diabetes, various forms of cancer and heart related diseases.

Prudent uses of Broccoli:
You can use Broccoli in the making of mouth-watering soups like cheese and cream of Broccoli. Try steaming the Broccoli to attain more healthy benefits. Microwave it for a few seconds at high power and enjoy with a dash of pepper and salt. You can also include Broccoli in your salads I must tell you that it tastes delicious.

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Broccoli – Health Benefits | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

You can also make your rice dishes more peppy and nutritious by adding Broccoli flowers. Try making Cole slaw with Broccoli and Mayonnaise you will love it for sure. Broccoli Manchurian is one of the best dishes that you can make with broccoli.

Recipe- Quick Broccoli Stir Fry:

I am sharing a quick recipe with you, which has only Broccoli as the main ingredient, and will surely be a treat for all the vegetarians .

Ingredients:

 Broccoli flowers as desired
 White pepper powder 1 tsp
 Salt as desired
 Butter or Oil 2tsp

Method:

 Clean the Broccoli flower and cut into bite size pieces. Include the stalk of the Broccoli.

 Heat the oil and add all the Broccoli flowers in it. Sprinkle the white pepper powder and salt on it.

 Cook for like 2 minutes only on high heat while stirring it constantly. Take it off once ready and serve yummy hot Broccoli Stir Fry.

Note: Never over cook your veggies to avoid lumps. It devoid many nutrients from the vegetables. Broccoli Stir Fry makes a good snack when you are dieting.

Are you already thinking about making it for dinner?

Types of Salts

The Different Types of Salts

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Today in OiB, I’m thinking about Salt. Salt is one of the most basic ingredients of life. It is the basic unit and also has many different types. It has a lot of varieties and uses as well. The different types are given below:

  • Iodized Table Salt

This type is the most known type of all salts as it is used at home in ordinary cooking. It is normally present at the table for sprinkling over foods. The salt is mixed by manufacturers with the iodine mineral which is why it is called as iodized salt. It helps to do away with diseases that are related to iodine deficiencies and lack of iodine through diet as well such as Hypothyroidism, etc. However, the amount should not also be taken in excess as well.

  • Sea Salt

As the name indicates, sea water is evaporated to get this type of salt which is made up of crystals that are larger than the normal iodized table salt. The crystals are also rougher in comparison whereas it is extracted in many places all over the world. Fleur de sel or Flower of salt is extracted in the France region through a manual method. It involves scarping of the topmost layer through scraping before it starts sinking at the bottom of the large salt pan. It is just as if the cream is taken above all and is therefore the most expensive salts of all.

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Dead Sea Salt | OrganicIsBeautiful

The one extracted from the Celtic Sea is known as the Celtic Sea Salt that is extracted using a 2,000-year-old method in Brittany, France.

  • Pickling Salt

Pickling is something which adds zest and spice to life. This type of salt has no additives in it and is used to pickle foods as brines. It is because of this no additive technology that the liquid does not come up like in table salt which has additives and anti-caking agent in it.

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  • Kosher Salt

Kosher salt is so named so because it is normally used when someone is making kosher meat. It has crystals that are rougher as well as bigger besides being irregular in shape. Kosher meat preparation requires driving out all the blood of the animal through cooking first and kosher salt no doubt does that. It is also a choice of many cooks because of its lighter flavor and lesser level of additives too.

  • Himalayan Pink Salt

Found within the Himalayan Range, the fossilized salt form the sea is pink because it is truly rich in Iron and more expensive than normal salt as it is healthier and pure as well.

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Salt | OrganicIsBeautiful
  • Black Salt

Black salt is not actually black in color but pinkish grey in color. It is actually a spice found in Southeast Asia in India and has a very strong Sulphur smell. It is also used in the US to give an egg-like flavor to dishes.

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Since most of the salt we consume is not pure like Fleur de sel hence it should not be consumed too much as excess of everything is surely bad for all. What do you think of salt and which type you use the most, and why?

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Bye-Bye Nutella and Hello Almond Butter!

 

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How about a nice bowl of sugar to empower your morning? No? Then why are you still smearing Nutella on your toast? The nutritional breakdown of Nutella is terrifying. Dear OiB readers, please do not attempt to fuel your body, or your children’s bodies, with this utter garbage.

Nutella Ingredients:

Sugar, modified palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skimmed milk powder, whey powder, lecithin, and vanillin

The nutritional breakdown of Nutella is more startling than the fact it is made up almost completely of sugar.

Nutella contains 70% saturated fat. A two-tablespoon (37 gram) serving contains 200 calories. 99 of those calories comes from 11 grams of fat. The other 80 calories comes from 21 grams of sugar. Plus, the second ingredient is a modified vegetable oil that is not only eco-friendly, it is full of saturated and trans fats!

Almond butter, on the other hand, is pure awesomeness in a jar.

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Almond | OrganicIsBeautiful

 Almonds, as you may know, are praised highly in the medical world for having monosaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), dietary fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and trace amounts of essential minerals. Though they are high in calories, they are incredibly energy dense. No empty calories here!

When you consume almonds or almond butter, you get the following benefits:

  •  Increased brain cell communication
  • Protection from the sun (thanks to trace amounts of copper)
  • Healthy bones
  • More energy
  • Prevent heart disease
  • Improved blood cholesterol
  • Controlled blood sugar levels
  • Weight loss

Time to throw your Nutella away and grab some organic almond butter. If you do not know where to find some in the store, almond butter is very easy to make!

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Almond | OrganicIsBeautiful

DIY Recipe for Homemade Almond Butter

All you need is roasted almonds (around 1 pound/16 oz/453 grams for a single jar) and a food processor with an S-shaped blade.

 Directions:

  1. Warm the almonds in the oven at about 250 degrees F/120 degrees C for 10-15 minutes. You want the almonds to be warm to the touch. This helps the oils release faster when churning them.
  2. Grab your food processor. Depending on the size, I recommend topping the amount of cups added to about 3. Smaller models may only take 1 ½ cups. Pour in the almonds, turn on the food processor, and let it begin to break the nuts down.
  3. After a while, you will notice the almonds turning to paste (probably around 10-15 minutes in). Stop the processor, scrape the sides, and mash the paste down to keep the processing even. You will need to repeat this several times.
  4. At around 20 minutes, the wad of almond paste will begin to release oils and break down further. It will look slightly grainy.
  5. Within 5 minutes of that mark, your almond butter will become smooth and creamy. Give it a stir to check the consistency before storing in a jar.

Takes some time, but oh, it is totally worth it. I actually think it is a bit addicting!

Almond butter is so delicious and nutritious. Throw out your Nutella. Burn the jars. Never buy it again. Buy some roasted almonds instead to make your own nut butter. After all, almond butter can be used in many recipes, just like peanut butter, but without the fear of peanut allergies!

So are you ready to make this huge change? 🙂

 

Nutella and Hello Almond Butter

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