Gut Health Soup Taro and Jicama
Gut Health is Everything
This gut health soup taro and jicama is a result of the desire to try new fruits and vegetables to ultimately expand my selection.
If you haven’t heard of www.viome.com then consider investigating this company. I personally had my gut healthy analysis done and I was astounded by the results.
Foods which I thought was healthy for me, is now on my avoid list. Why? Each of us have a unique set of gut flora/bacteria. What is recommended for will likely not be the same for you.
For instance, “eat your spinach, it’s good for you”. Were you told this as a child? Or are you still of the believe that spinach is good for you? It may be. Not the case for me.
I have to give up some things I was using regularly like garlic, hemp seeds, cucumber, okra, tumeric and watermelon – I must say I was disappointed to see these items on the avoid list.
However there were items which I had already given up and it was great to get the confirmation that these foods were not optimum for my body. Foods like bell peppers, eggplant, potatoes and tomatoes.
My last accidental encounter with dairy was such a tragic experience. It hasn’t been that severe for a really, really long time.
Here’s the clincher I was eating a ton of cucumbers, watermelon, and tumeric before the incident and during my recovery phase. It’ took better of two weeks before I was functioning again. Were these foods responsble for a slow recovery? Perhaps.
Some surprising elements on the recommended list made a great gut health soup taro and jicama
The recommended list was further broken down into three categories: superfood, enjoy, minimize.
Additionally there’s a recommended portion per day so that you know you are have just the right amount for your body.
Taro and Jicama are two of the 66 fruits and vegetables on my enjoy list. While I’m somewhat familiar with taro, I’ve only tried jicama once before.
Not having the knowledge of the best way to eat jicama, I decided the make a gut health soup taro and jicama.
Steps to making gut health soup taro and jicama
First let me just say I love dark meat…lol. I’m not a big meat eater, just like a bit on a bone and I’m happy. Well, dark meat is now in the limit category but Google says wings are more like white meat than dark so I decided to use some chicken wings.
First I browned the meat in the same pot I intended to use for the soup. I like to do this because once I add the liquids for the soup, all the flavour gets mixed into the soup.
While the meat was being browned, I peeled the taro and jicama and cut it into one inch cubes.
Both were pretty easy to peel and cut.
When the meat was ready, I added some homemade chicken stock, the taro, jicama, and salt to taste.
I had no idea how long it would take for the jicama to cook, so left it to simmer on medium heat for approx 40 mins.
To finish off the gut healthy soup taro and jicama, I added quarter cup green peas and quarter cup sliced leeks.
What I love Most about taro and jicama
They are two vegetables which does not have any strong taste. Taro cooked pretty much like a purple potato even though it’s looks mostly white uncooked, with a slightly sweet taste.
Jicama has no distinct taste and held its own, I like to have some texture in mhy soups so this was perfect.
Taro: (Source: Healthline)
- Fiber: 6.7 grams
- Manganese: 30% of the daily value (DV)
- Vitamin B6: 22% of the DV
- Vitamin E: 19% of the DV
- Potassium: 18% of the DV
- Copper: 13% of the DV
- Vitamin C: 11% of the DV
- Phosphorus: 10% of the DV
- Magnesium: 10% of the DV
Additionally, since our bodies do not digest or absorb fiber and resistant starch, they elements remain in your intestines. When they reach your colon, they become food for the microbes in your gut and promote the growth of good bacteria.
As for Jicama, here are the benefits (source: Healthline)
One cup (130 grams) contains the following nutrients (3):
- Calories: 49
- Carbs: 12 grams
- Protein: 1 gram
- Fat: 0.1 gram
- Fiber: 6.4 grams
- Vitamin C: 44% of the RDI
- Folate: 4% of the RDI
- Iron: 4% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
- Potassium: 6% of the RDI
- Manganese: 4% of the RDI
This gut health soup taro and jicama was so satisfying, I ate every last drop.
Ingredient list: Flour Blend (Teff flour, Gluten Free Oat flour, Arrowroot flour, Brown Rice flour, Buckwheat flour, Coconut flour), Raisins, Gluten Free Oat Flakes, Chia seeds, Teff Whole Grain, Ground Flax Seeds, Chocolate Flavour, Vanilla, Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt.
Ingredient list: Flour Blend (Teff flour, Gluten Free Oat flour, Arrowroot flour, Brown Rice flour, Buckwheat flour, Coconut flour), Gluten Free Oat Flakes, Apricot, Crystallized Ginger, Chia Seeds, Teff Whole Grain, Ground Flax Seeds, Vanilla, Ginger Powder, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt.
Ingredient list: Flour Blend (Teff flour, Gluten Free Oat flour, Arrowroot flour, Brown Rice flour, Buckwheat flour, Coconut flour), Gluten Free Oat Flakes, Glazed Citrus, Tigernut Slices, Raisins, Chia Seeds, Teff Whole Grain, Ground Flax Seeds, Vanilla, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Citric Acid.