Carob Garlic Butter Beef
Carobs contain many health benefits. Carobs are high in protein, contain essential vitamins and are a superior healthy alternative to most snack foods.
Carobs are beneficial as they:
- Contain tannins that are rich in gallic acid
- Rich in insoluble fibre
- Normalize and promote healthy bowel function
- Good source of vitamin E
- Contain Thiamin (vitamin B), Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Niacin (vitamin A), alpha-tocopherol & ergocalciferol (vitamin D2)
- Full of antioxidants and phytonutrients
- High in potassium and magnesium
- 100% natural with no additives or preservatives
Carob can aid in the treatment of many health issues, such as:
According to livingstrong.com, eating carobs regularly can aid in the management of digestive health. The tannins found in carobs can increase the effectiveness of certain substances (enzymes) that help to regulate the digestion process. Additionally, carob provides powerful anti-viral benefits that supply the body with essential antioxidants. Foods rich in tannins are often recommended for the treatment of diarrhoea as it reduces acid production and combats related ailments.
Lowering cholesterol levels:
Due to the high percentage of insoluble fibre contained in carobs, research shows carobs have the potential to lower cholesterol levels. Carobs have naturally high levels of lignin and polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants. According to the Prepared Foods Network, these antioxidants work by binding to stomach acids and cholesterol in order to help them pass through the body and be excreted.
Regulates blood sugar levels:
Experts say carobs contain fibre that naturally helps to regulate blood sugar levels (useful for people who suffer from diabetes). As an insoluble fibre product (which contains pinitol, a type of inositol), carob helps water bind in the digestive tract, which enhances the health of the intestinal tract and regulates blood glucose.
Weight control issues:
In a clinical trial conducted in the US, consumption of a carob pulp preparation decreased postprandial responses of acylated ghrelin, triglycerides, suggesting a change toward increased fatty acid oxidation. In other words, carob fibre might exert beneficial effects in energy intake, and thus, reduce body weight.
Osteoporosis and polio:
Carob is high in phosphorus and calcium, which means it may help in the fight against osteoporosis ailment. It has also been recommended for children who have had polio ailment, due to the high levels of calcium and gallic acid.
Common colds or influenza:
As carobs are rich in vitamin E and full of antioxidants and phytonutrients, they have, on occasion, been suggested in aid of the treatment of anaemia, coughs, osteoclasis, colds and influenza. Carobs also contain Gallic acid that provides anti-allergic, antiseptic and anti-bacterial benefits. In some rare cases, experts have suggested carobs be used to help reduce the chances of patients with lung cancer.
500g of beef cubes
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp of soy sauce
2 tbsp unsalted butter
250g Chinese broccoli or your choice of veggies
10 large cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp salt
- Combine the black pepper, beef cubes, Carob Syrup and soy sauce. Mix together and marinate 30 minutes or overnight.
- Bring the water to boil and add the salt. Blanch the vegetables for 1 minute and remove. Set aside
- Heat the skillet over high heat. Add the butter and let it melt till foamy.
- Add the marinated beef and spread evenly over the pan. Sear for 2 minutes.
- Flip the beef cubes and sear for another 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the chopped garlic and cooked with the beef for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the blanched vegetable and toss for together for 1 to 2 minutes.