Thursday, 9 October 2008

In Season. What you cooking?

So I have come up with a3 course menu using these ingredients . I would like to hear about other peoples ideas before I post it . I think it is only right that we eat whats in season . When it is most nutritious and cheapest . My Menu is aimed at an alternative Thanksgiving .
I haven't yet made a persimmon pie but there is one on the way shortly.
And there are plenty of pumpkin pies on the way also.


I am also looking for any recipe ideas on Jujbes other than Sam Gae Tang. I have found a few but nothing special yet. What you thinking ?

Image from here

The following information comes from here

"The jujube tree and general uses

* Jujube contains the highest concentration of cyclic guanosine monophosphate and cylic AMP * Jujube contains heavy concentrations of niacin, riboflavin, thiamine and two forms of vitamin A * Jujube contains 100 times more vitamin C than apples and 20 times more than citrus fruits * Jujube contains the minerals calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zink * Jujube contains and array of phenols and nine bioflavonoids, which support vascular function and cellular health * Jujube contains 18 of the 24 amino acids humans need to live * Jujube contains a wide variety of organic acids, the most notable being betulinic acid


35 reasos to add Jujube Fruit to your diet

Jujube Fruit - What is it good for?

1] Enhances cellular communication
2] Combats cellular damage from free radicals
3] Eases sore throats
4] Nourishes the blood
5] Aids in digestion
6] Supports liver and spleen function
7] Detoxifies the body
8] Calms the mind
9] Moderates nervousness
10] Helps to overcome fatigue and weakness
11] Speeds recovery from illness
12] Inhibits gastrointestinal infections
13] Soothes the stomach
14] Provides energy
15] Enhances metabolism
16] Supports cardiovascular health
17] Strengthens blood vessels
18] Provides relief from the heat
19] Boosts Libido
20] Destroys parasites in the intestinal tract
21] Suppresses appetite
22] Supports heart, lung and kidney health
23] Enhances the immune system
24] Slows the effects of premature aging
25] Induces apoptosis in skin cancer cells
26] Impedes tumor growth
27] Assists weight loss
28] Counters affects of poison
29] Remedies boils and sores
30] Relieves bronchitis
31] Reduces fevers
32] Acts as a diuretic
33] Helps in extracting energy from food
34] Alleviates allergies
35] Facilitates sleep"



2 comments:

ZenKimchi 10 October 2008 at 21:06  

I've substituted them for dates in the past, like in a chicken tangine. The tangine sucked, but the jujubes were good. They're also good in braised foods, like the pork trotters I made on the Food Journal.

Therese Mac Seain 10 October 2008 at 23:12  

oh pigs trotters are so good mmmmmmm thinking maybe i will try this . Thanks for the suggestion.

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