Top 10 Superfoods
Hemp Hearts are considered to be the superfood of the future; they are essentially shelled seeds of the industrial cannabis plant called hemp. They are very crunchy and possesses a very nutty flavour. Don’t let their tiny size fool you; it contains a lot of nutrients and vitamins which are vital for the human body. Hemp hearts can be incorporated into food by boiling it and adding it to salads, soups, meat and even smoothies. The benefits of hemp hearts include weight loss, smoother hair, skin and healthy nails. It also contains a lot of Omega 3 fatty acid
Cacao nibs are essentially seeds from the cacao tree, which produces the bean from which we produce different types of chocolate. The flavour of cacao nibs is such that it is very profound and the flavour notes are very high, backed by a very bitter taste along with a very crunchy texture. Cacao nibs can be added to oatmeal, cookies, smoothies, cakes and a lot of other recipes. The benefits of cacao seeds are that they are high in antioxidants, improves the mood that you are in, enhances your focus and concentration. It is also an excellent source of iron, fibre and calcium.
Turmeric is a bright yellow powder which comes from the roots of a plat which is part of the ginger family. Turmeric is widely used in South and South East Asia, but it is spreading across the world, due to its benefits. It is known for its ability to reduce inflammation. The flavour notes of this powder are very subtle but tasty flavour; thus, it is used in egg recipes, nut cheese, soups and smoothies. The benefits of turmeric are it balances mood, boosts skin’s health, reduces joint pain and improves heart and brain growth.
Quinoa is a seed, which grows all over the South Americas for thousands of years. It is often doubted for a grain. The flavour of quinoa us a very nutty and round taste, this subtleness makes it favourite among many gluten-free recipes. It is often used in salads and bowls, sometimes it is ground to a powder which is similar to all-purpose flour, and many baking goods are made from it. There are many benefits of quinoa, some of them are, it helps in weight loss and gradually increases your metabolism, it increases the health of your heart and makes it stronger, it is high in fibre, protein and various vitamins, it helps in controlling blood sugar and diabetes and it is gluten and grain. A lot of the recipes surrounding quinoa are based on sauces and chocolate; if you want to benefit from quinoa, you should refrain from adding it.