I found these great brussels sprouts yesterday at a health food store near my daughter's home.
Wash them in cool water and take off the very outer leaves.
Parboil them for 5 minutes or so, then plunge them into cold water. This helps them to retain their green coloring. Then I cooked them over medium heat in a large skillet with sesame oil, organic tamari, pepper, and parsley flakes. You be the judge on how much of each you add, I usually just keep tasting.
The pasta on the side is penne with olive oil, Daiya vegan cheese, and garlic.
Nutritional Value & Health Benefits
(without added spices, oils, etc. of course)
(1/2 cup cooked)
Protein 2 grams
Carbohydrates 7 grams
Dietary Fiber 2 grams
Potassium 247 mg
Vitamin C 48 mg
Folate 47 mcg
Vitamin A 561 IU
Saturday, March 5, 2011
INVISIBLE GM INGREDIENTS
Processed foods often have hidden GM sources (unless they are organic or declared non-GMO). The following are ingredients that may be made from GMOs.
Aspartame (also called AminoSweet®, NutraSweet®, Equal Spoonful®, Canderel®, BeneVia®, E951)
canola oil (rapeseed oil)
cobalamin (Vitamin B12)
fructose (any form)
high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
hydrolyzed vegetable protein
modified food starch
mono and diglycerides
monosodium glutamate (MSG)
soy protein isolate
sugar (unless specified as cane sugar)
textured vegetable protein
tocopherols (vitamin E)
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) although usually derived from corn, is probably not GM because it is not likely made in North America.
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