COOL FOODPosted 1 October 2015 by The Saucy Fish Co.
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DRAGON FRUIT: According to legend this fruit (also known as Pitaya) was created thousands of years ago by fire breathing dragons. It is rich in vitamins, protein and minerals, and only around 60 calories. Not only is the dragon fruit ripe with health benefits, a well-kept secret is that its juices are excellent for treating coloured hair. Simply put the essence on your scalp and it will protect hair by keeping follicles open.
An eye-catching addition to the fruit bowl, it crimson and scaly exterior remain juxtaposing with its cool and subtle taste.
TEMPEH: Get tempted by tempeh, a traditional soy product that proves a flavoursome alternative to meat. Similar to tofu, it remains rich in protein and fibre; however is less processed and possesses a chewier texture. Included in many Indonesian dishes you can sauté, stir-fry or fry your tempeh into bacon, or add to curries, salads or sandwiches.
A little exclusive, you won’t find tempeh in your regular supermarket, but most health food stores stock it, refrigerated.
BLACK GARLIC: If you’re feeling adventurous, why not substitute fresh garlic with its darker counterpart. This artisan ingredient is much sweeter and softer, with an almost caramel-like flavour. Its natural antioxidants are double that of raw garlic, whilst it comes without the disagreeable side-effect of bad breath.
It can be used as a basic cooking ingredient, munched on as a snack, or even put into a sweet chocolate cake, making it unique and versatile.
WATERMELON: The watermelon remains one of the coolest foods going, literally. Being rich in water, it keeps you hydrated, helping to reduce body heat. Over 1,200 varieties of watermelon are grown worldwide, whilst in China and Japan it remains a popular gift to bring to a host.
The Watermelon is an ideal health food because it doesn’t contain any fat or cholesterol, and is merely 40 calories per cup. This places it on elusive negative-calorie food list, as it supposedly burns more calories during digestion.