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Crunchy Jicama Salad-Great for Shavuot!

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Crunchy Jicama Salad-Great for Shavuot!

2 Comments 15 April 2015

This spring, try crunching on jicama instead of potato chips.

Native to the Americas and sometimes called the Mexican potato, and a mix between a potato and a pear. You can also compare it in texture to a water chestnut, and in fact , jicama is made up of almost 90 percent water.

A cup of jicama has almost 6 grams of fiber and only 50 calories. It is also high in vitamin C, potassium and folate.

Peel the coarse, papery skin and julienne the white flesh, into carrot stick size pieces, and squeeze some lime juice on it to keep it from browning. Add a pinch of chili to the lime juice and you have an excellent treat right there.

This colorful jicama salad is appealing to guests of all ages. Kids love the crunch, and adults savor the light, tart, flavors of all of the vegetables marinated simultaneously.

  • 1 large jicama (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled, then julienned or cubed (easiest to work with if you cut the jicama in half first)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 a large cucumber, seeded, chopped
  • 1 navel orange, peel cut away, sliced crosswise, then each round quartered
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • Salt
  • Cumin

Optional

  • 1/2 avocado chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

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    Wheatgrass- “The Next Big Thing”

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    Wheatgrass- “The Next Big Thing”

    3 Comments 27 June 2010

    According to Albert Bijou, the  owner and health guru of Back to Nature, wheatgrass juice is “the next big thing”.  It can be mixed with any fruit smoothie or you can drink it straight up. Albert is offering all Jewish Hostess readers $1. off of  any wheatgrass shot!

    Read on….

    WHO ON EARTH CAME UP WITH THE IDEA TO START EATING GRASS, FOR G-D’S SAKE?
    WELL, SO YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT IS WAS DR. ANN WIGMORE WHO POPULARIZED THE USE OF FRESH WHEATGRASS JUICE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION BACK IN THE EARLY 1970’S. SHE FIRST EXPERIMENTED ON HERSELF AND FOUND THAT BY EATING GRASSES SHE WAS ABLE TO CURE GANGRENE IN HER LEG. THEN AT HER HEALTH INSTITUTE, SHE GREW HER OWN WHEATGRASS INDOORS AND SERVED THE JUICE TO HER MANY GUESTS WHO TURNED TO HER FOR HELP AFTER EXHAUSTING CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENTS. WHEATGRASS JUICE HAS SINCE HELPED THOUSANDS TO RECOVER FROM SERIOUS ILLNESSES.

    WHAT DOES WHEATGRASS DO?
    It helps increase a person’s stamina, build healthy blood, cleanse the whole system, aid digestion, make bowel movements regular, reduce cravings for addictive substances, improve fertility, inhibit the growth of disease causing bacteria and the activity of cancer-causing chemicals as well as ease practically every physical and mental ailment you would expect to encounter among people who are not properly nourished.

    WHAT IS ITS NUTRIONAL VALUE?
    Wheatgrass juice has as much vitamin C as citrus fruits and is as high in vitamin A as dark green lettuce or carrots. It’s an excellent source of B-vitamins, including laetrile, and contains vitamin E and K as well. Wheatgrass juice contains all the minerals in healthy soil, over 100, including calcium, iron, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and a variety of trace minerals such as selenium and zinc. It also contains all eight essential amino acids, also known as the building blocks of protein. Young wheatgrass contains more enzymes than at any other stage of growth. It has simple sugar, which accounts for its sweet taste. But wait; as if all this wasn’t enough, the solid portion of the wheatgrass juice is 70% chlorophyll – condensed sun energy and the world’s most effective body protector and healer.

    Albert Bijou
    Back to Nature Restaurant
    535 Kings Highway – Bklyn NY
    Tel 718-339-0273
    Email
    BackNature@live.com
    Web Page
    www.BackToNatureNY.com

    Visit Back to Nature on Main Street in Allenhurst this summer!

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