Hot Pregnancy Trends in Okinawa

by Taiyo no Ekubo, Okinawa Parenting Support Magazine

www.taiyonoekubo.com

No.1 Moroheiya (nalta jute)

*High in iron & folic acid, also good source of vitamins, calcium and potassium

How to Eat Use only the leaves and boil for about 2 minutes, drain, rinse in cold water and squeeze the water out. Chop and mix with ponzu (citrus soy sauce), natto (fermented soybean) or mozukusu (seaweed with vinegar).

 

★Bulk cooked and frozen in a flattened shape is best for easy preparation.

★Stems are best used in smoothies and the broth is good for miso soup.

 

 

 

No.2 Han dama (Okinawan spinach)

*High in iron & folic acid, also good source of vitamins and polyphenol

How to Eat Use only the leaves. Boil for 1 minute, drain in cold water and squeeze the water out. Chop and mix with tofu, sesame dressing or sumiso (miso with vinegar) are good combinations.

 

Eaten raw as salad is also great.

 

 

 

No.3 Tsuru murasaki (Indian spinach)

*High in iron & folic acid, also good source of vitamins

How to Eat Wash and cut stems and leaves into 3cm pieces and stir-fry with canned tuna or pork slices until wilted. Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

Blanched and mixed with an oil-based salad dressing is also good.

 

 

 

 

04:26 06 Apr , 2020

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