Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ongrizinal Superfood Salmon & Broccoli

pan-fried salmon serve with  stir-fried broccoli with carrot & onion

Superfood is a marketing term used to describe foods with supposed health benefits.   However, the claim have little scientific basis.  Nevertheless the superfoods may have an unusual high content of antioxidants, vitamins, phytonutrients or other nutrients.

Chinook Salmon
Oncohynchus tsawytscha is high in protein, omega-3 and vitamin D.

Brassica oleracea Italica is high in vitamin C, folate, selenium, dietary fiber, diindolylmethane, glucoraphanin.  Despite my usual stirfrying method of cooking, broccoli is better to boil in order to reduce the anti-carcinogenic sulforaphane.

Daucus carota sativus is famously high β-carotene.   Yet, carrot is best consumed cooked, rather than raw.  Carrot contain almost no starch, compare to other root vegetables.

Alium cepa contains phenolic and flavonoids, which are anti-inflammatory, anti-cholesterol, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-oxidant.

Alium sativum, when crushed, yields allicin, an antibiotic and anti-fungal compound.  However, when cooked, allicin will be destroyed.


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