Ingredients
Ingredient: Nopal - AsantePlantBased

Ingredient: Nopal

Nopal´s History:

This ingredient was sacred to the Aztecs. It is an essential element of gastronomy and the Mexican landscape. It is an icon of Mexican identity and is on the national emblem due to the legend that says the Aztecs found an eagle devouring a snake on a Nopal (cactus).



 

Nutrition Facts:

The wealth of health benefits that come from nopales are mainly attributable to its fiber and vitamin content, which includes niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, copper, iron, fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and manganese.

 

 

 

Health Benefits of Nopal:

1- Rich in Protein:
This is definitely the most well-known aspect of amaranth. Protein is essential for growth and the creation of new cells and tissues, as well as for more immediate energy needs and metabolic functionality. It has more protein than almost any other grain; even the leaves of the amaranth contain beneficial proteins.
2- Antioxidant Agent:
It contains a certain peptide; this can reduce inflammation in the body and it can also prevent the activity of free radicals that can create cancerous cells. This anti-inflammatory molecule can also help with arthritis, gout, etc.
3- Improves Bone Quality:
Amaranth has a lot of minerals (including a lot of calcium). Calcium is a crucial for preventing demineralization of the bones and extending active into an old age because it prevents demineralization of the bones.
4- Lowers Cholesterol Levels:
It helps to balance cholesterol in the body by eliminating LDL from the cardiovascular system. It also contains a huge amount of vitamin K, so it works as a booster for heart health.

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