GREEK LEEK: In dried form from 4G
Leeks (Latin name: Allium porrum, Liliaceae family) is a vegetable that is easily grown even in difficult soils. Leek (Allium porrum) originates from the Eastern Mediterranean and South Russia. In these areas, wild leeks are wild, with very intense odor and hot taste.
It was a basic element of the diet of the Egyptians and the inhabitants of Mesopotamia at least from the 2nd millennium BC. and then, while he held a high position in the diet of ancient Greeks and Romans.
Studies have shown that leeks fairly “claim” a place in our diet as their benefits are many. Besides, the ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, refers to the use of leek as a medicine for the throat and the voice. Most studies of leek correlate its consumption with the good health of the heart.
Consume leek because they are a source of lutein and zeaxanthin. These compounds contribute to healthy vision. Protect your eye tissues from oxidative damage (harmful oxidation of DNA and cell membranes) by filtering the harmful rays of light as they enter your eyes. If consumed in sufficient amounts, lutein and zeaxanthin can protect against cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
According to international guidelines, 12 milligrams of lutein and zeaxanthin are required daily to reap their benefits, and each cup of leek contains 1.7 milligrams or 14% of this amount.
Leek is rich in a natural flavonoid, kaempferol, which has repeatedly confirmed its protective effect on the cardiovascular system. The high content of lecithin in folic acid is also very important for heart health. Folic acid maintains homocysteine in balance, which at high levels is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
In addition, leek’s polyphenols protect the vessels from oxidative damage by enhancing the role of this vegetable in the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system.
Grace to iron content, which is essential for the synthesis of hemoglobin, red blood cell protein, which is responsible for providing oxygen throughout the body, leeks can help fight anemia. Included vitamin C helps in the effective absorption of iron.
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NUTRITIONAL VALUE DRIED LEEK
Leek contains flavonoids, which protect against some cancers such as the gut and the breast. This property is attributed to both quercetin and other substances that inhibit cancer tumors. At the same time, it contains minerals and vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C and B complex vitamins) that have proven health benefits. It is also a good source of iron (it helps to fight anemia).
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Dried leeks in the shape of slices or mince are a good alternative to use in our food. We can store them in our kitchen’s cabinet and use them at any time. They do not need the process of hydration if we cook them directly. It finds application in all types of cooking, such as fried, pot food and tasty pies. It has rich flavor, color and aroma.
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