Kidney beans, also known as ginger beans, long beans and hanging beans in the folk, and some areas, simply called “beans”. This is a very common vegetable in the summer, whether it is garlic cowpea or meat bean, it is very delicious, and most importantly, its nutritional value is still very high:
The most prominent nutritional aspects of cowpea are vitamin E, vitamin B1 and dietary fiber. Vitamin E can play a very good role in antioxidant and anti-aging, and it also has a reputation called “tocopherol”. As the name suggests, adding more vitamin E can improve sperm quality to a certain extent.
Vitamin B1 will participate in many physiological functions of the human body. You may often hear people say that if a person is relatively short of vitamin B1, it is very easy to suffer from beriberi. Therefore, as long as the vitamin B1 is supplemented, it can play a very good role in preventing the beriberi disease.
Dietary fiber, I think everyone is very familiar with it, it is very beneficial to the health of the intestines, can increase satiety, help everyone lose weight, and can effectively prevent constipation.
In fact, cowpea is still very valuable, that is, the sodium content is very low, only 4.6 mg per 100 grams of cowpea. After entering the summer solstice, we should eat more “high potassium and low sodium” foods, most of the beans and vegetables, can eat some.
The sodium content of cowpea is much lower than that of common vegetables such as Chinese cabbage, Chinese cabbage, rapeseed and celery, so it is a vegetable that is very suitable for patients with hypertension.
But the nutritionist in the Explosive Nutrition Class should remind everyone that although the cowpea is good, don’t make a mistake when cooking, that is, it is not cooked.
Cowpea contains a small amount of phytohemagglutinin and saponin, and if it is not thoroughly cooked, there is no way to kill them. If the human body consumes this cowpea in large quantities, these substances can cause a series of adverse symptoms, such as diarrhea, vomiting, chest tightness, cold sweat and numbness in the limbs.
Finally, considering that the temperature is very high now, many people have poor appetite. Here, we strongly recommend a kind of cowpea to eat – cold salad. The specific approach is:
The cowpeas cut into inches are simmered in hot water. The time should not be too short. As mentioned earlier, it is necessary to heat up enough to eliminate phytohemagglutinin and saponin. Don’t take too long, or you will boil the kidney beans, the taste will be very bad, and it will reduce the nutrients in the kidney beans. Generally speaking, it will be more suitable for 5-8 minutes.
Then remove it and drain it, pour it into the pan, add seasonings such as garlic, ginger and vinegar, and then evenly stir it. For those who have a better stomach and are accustomed to eating cold food, you can put it in the refrigerator and chill it. It will not only taste good, but also give people a cool feeling, making people more appetizing.