1 Special Tip You Need To Know To Preserve Your Veggies (Recipe Included)
Written by: Lilla Bessenyei
Two years ago my Grandma’s garden was full of precious vegetables. Our freezer became full in no time, so we had to try another option, which would preserve our plants on a long term.
Dehydrating is cool, but you have to spend a lot of time with chopping your beets, carrots, celery, pumpkin, etc… THIS method on the other hand doesn’t take much time or effort at all!
This method is super simple:
1. Wash your veggies and put the veggies of your choice into a food processor. Pulse it until you get 0.2-0.4 inch pieces.
2. Dehydrate (or dry out) your vegetable granules until they completely dried.
3. Put your granules into a coffee grinder and make a powder.
4. Keep it in a glass jar in a dark and dry place.
You can use this dried mixture in soups, smoothies and basically any dish you want. If you need a place to get started, here is a tried and tested recipe that’ll be sure to get you hooked on this tasty preservation method!
Cancer-Fighting Broccoli Soup
- 1 cup of chopped broccoli (raw or frozen)
- ½ cup of water
- ½ tsp of onion powder
- ¼ tsp of celery powder
- ¼ tsp of parsley powder
- ¼ tsp of ground mustard seeds
- 1 olive
1. Cook the broccoli until soft.
2. Add the water and spices and blend them in a blender.
3. Place the mixture in a bowl.
4. Cut the olive into thin slices and put them on the top of your soup.
5. Bon appetite!
Broccoli contains glucoraphanin, a precursor of a chemical called sulforaphane, which is a very powerful anti-cancer substance and has copious other benefits as well from protecting your eyesight to your memory.
However, sulforaphane can only develop with the help of the myrosinase enzyme, which is only present in a raw plant and activates with chewing or chopping. The good news is that ground mustard seeds are abundant sources of this enzyme. If you combine these two, you can get the benefits of sulforaphane using frozen broccoli as well.
Olives are high in vitamin E and iron, increase glutathione levels (your body’s natural antioxidant), they are also beneficial for cancer prevention.
There you have it! Give this method and recipe a try and let us know how it goes. Have you applied this method to any other recipes? Share with us in the comments below!
Lilla Bessenyei is a pharmacist and writer. It has been through her own experience that she realized that health and happiness start with what you put in your body and mind - including your thoughts. She is an avid researchers and has learned a lot about health and medicine. In her studies, she found that cultivating healthy emotions were just as important (if not more so) as a healthy diet. She is a fitness junkie, enjoys the numerous benefits of a vegan diet and enjoys helping people discover true health and happiness.
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