Spelt: the passed tense of spell. But it's also a species of wheat grain cultivated since 5000BC!! This nutritious grain packs a powerful punch by delivering over 20% of daily recommended allowance of protein, dietary fibre and B vitamins, and the Spanish are calling it a "new" health food. Have you tried spelt yet?
🍠 SWEET POTATOES are an incredibly good source for beta-carotene, which raises blood levels of vitamin A. Vitamin A is beneficial for our eye health and immune system. Besides the high vitamin content, sweet potatoes are high in fiber and carbs. The protein content is rather low, however, the quality of it is almost complete. The orange spuds are an excellent source of Vitamin A, E, C, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin B6, B5, and antioxidants. For the fat-soluble Vitamins, it is important to have sufficient fat for the absorption, cook potatoes with a little bit of oil, add nuts, avocado, dairy products etc. Due to the high carb content, sweet potatoes are an excellent pre-workout snack/meal and fuel for muscle recovery post workout. 🍠
WOW what a delicious meal!! Under all the quinoa is a balsamic glazed portobello mushroom! My mouth is watering looking back at this! Do you know any benefits of mushrooms? *ill post some on my story later tonight*
The persimmons you'll find in our groceries stores are all of Asian origin. But did you know there is also an American kind, which was very much enjoyed by the native Americans? Back in the 1600's famous captain John Smith could not but agree. He wrote in his dairy that "If it [the persimmon] be not ripe it will draw a man’s mouth awry with much torment; but when it is ripe, it is as delicious as an Apricot."
And he's right! I love persimmon in salads, but I also learned that the native Americans dried the fruits and made a kind of sweet bread with it. This asks for some more research and experiments!
Did you know that a single #FairTradeCertified raspberry (well, any raspberry actually) consists of around 100 individual tiny fruits, called drupelets, that are each filled with one tiny seed. How berry interesting!
Photo by @driscollsberry