Here is a wonderful recipe full of flavor and loved by all. This recipe is really easy to make and will do the body good. Malanga is full of great nutrition and will provide lots of great energy to get a person through the day. These little crisp patties are great for lunch and even dinner with a nice side salad.
4 – Cups of Cooked Organic Malanga Root, or Taro Root, or Potatoes – Mashed—if using potatoes add a little Xanthin Gum Powder, about a 1/8 teaspoon will make the potatoes stick together better.
16 – Large Organic Green Onions – Chopped
12 – Organic Cherry Tomatoes – Cut in Half
1 1/2 – Tablespoon of Organic Garlic Powder
A Few Dashes – Organic Hot Sauce or instead mild chili powder can be used
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Spray Organic Olive Oil
Boil the Malanga until soft, drain, then mash and let cool. Then add cut up green onions and red cherry tomatoes, hot sauce, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
Next make 5 inch patties with this mixture and set aside. Then spray each patty on the top and bottom with a little bit of olive oil and brown in heavy pan on both sides. These patties really become nice and crisp on the outside if browned in a convection oven.
Let cool and serve with a nice side salad.
This recipe makes about 8 patties
Health Benefits of Organic Malanga Root
Malanga is a very large root which can grow up to 2 1/2 feet long and 4 or 5 inches in diameter… and they grow relatively fast. Malanga root contains a good amount of potassium which is important for water regulation and heart contraction, and it also helps lower blood pressure. Malanga has a relatively low glycemic index of 50 compared to potatoes and thus breaks down into sugars slowly making it great for diabetics. Malanga is low in fat, one cup only contains 1 gram of fat and it’s totally unsaturated fat which is healthy. A full cup of malanga contains 48 grams of good carbs which is important for those who are working out, for runners, or anyone who has a physically demanding job and needs carbs to keep them moving. Plus when times are hard and calories are needed malanga will sustain a person until things are better.
A full cup of malanga contains 9 grams of fiber. Fiber is important for creating a good environment for the production of good bacteria in our gut (Probiotic Bacteria) and thus boosting up our immune system preventing disease. In fact malanga contains 3 times more fiber than potatoes. Malanga can be made into a flour which is totally gluten free. And malanga flour can be used for cooking and baking. Malanga is a nightshade free root veggie. So if a person is sensitive to the nightshade veggies then malanga is a great food to try. Malanga has a very low allergy coefficient meaning… it’s very uncommon that fresh malanga or the flour will produce allergic reactions of any kind. Malanga flour can be made into cookies, breads, pancakes, muffins, donuts, cakes, and anything else that regular wheat flour can be use for.
One cup of cooked Malanga contains 3 grams of protein, which is more protein than found in potatoes. Malanga also contains B-Vitamins and some Vitamin C, and malanga also contains more magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium than that found in potatoes. Magnesium is important for enzyme production, potassium for cardiovascular health, and phosphorus for strong bones. And malanga also contains calcium and iron for strong bones and anemia. Because malanga is high in fiber it digests slowly and thus helps to prevent hunger and promotes weight loss. Malanga contains small starch granules, thus it’s easy to digest making it important for those who are convalescing.
Health Benefits of Organic Onions
Onions contain lots of polyphenols like that found in green tea, and thus help to stave off disease and help with cardiovascular health, prevent cancer, and also strokes. Onions also contain allium which is a powerful antioxidant that is also found in garlic, tomatoes, bell peppers, and leeks… but to a high degree so it is very important for staving off disease.
Onions contain quercetin which is a powerful flavonoid that helps to prevent disease. Most Onions contain around 100 mgs and that’s a lot considering that most other veggies have much lower amounts of quercetin. Quercetin is important for lowering your risk of colon cancer, oral cancers, ovarian cancer, and laryngeal cancer… and studies show that onions can stop tumor growth thus stopping cancer.
Onions also contain lots of Vitamin C for oxidative stress, Manganeses for a healthy nervous system, B Vitamins for boosting your immunity, Vitamin K for preventing clots that create heart attacks, tryptophan for relaxing and getting a good nights rest, molybdenum for proper enzyme function, fiber for colon health, and potassium for cardiovascular health and water regulation.
Onions also contain lots of sulfur compounds such as – Diallylmonsulfide, S-methly-L-cysteine sulfoxide, Diallyl Trisulfide, and much more… all of which are important for preventing cancer. Onions lower LDL or bad cholesterol and increase HDL or good cholesterol plus lower triglycerides, and they also work well for those suffering from asthma, bronchitis, and allergies because they contain relaxing agents for the bronchial passages. Onions detox heavy metals from the body… because they contain proteins such as cystine and methionine which are good detoxing agents. And if you get bitten by some insect or stung by a bee… a little fresh onion on it will help.
Enjoy this great tasting dish!
Many Blessings to Everyone
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist
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