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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Healthy Nutritious Japanese Food

A little while back I wrote a post about healthy Japanese food. This included such well-known things as nori (seaweed), miso, natto, tofu and green tea. You can read the post here

Here are some more really healthy Japanese food that scientists have been raving about recently.

Shitake Mushrooms

Shitake mushrooms are powerful immunity boosters. A compound found in the mushrooms called lentinan, has been found to be a powerful immune strenghthener. Shitake mushrooms are also credited with having anti-cancerous properties, as they contain high levels of powerful antioxidants. They are highly nutritious and also provide good amounts of protein and fibre.

Kaiwaredaikon (watercress)

Kaiwaredaikon called watercress in the west has been used in Japanese cuisine for centuries. It is usually found in salads and toppings. It contains high levels of phytochemicals, known as isothiocyanates, that help fight free-radical damage in the body and help to reduce the risk of cancer. Kaiwaredaikon is also high in iron, folate, calcium, antioxidants and vitamins A and C.

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  1. We should all go and enjoy some of them now! ^^

  2. Yes, they are all delicious. I especially love shitake mushrooms in my sukiyaki as they really soak up all the sweat flavours of the sauce.

  3. I really like shitake, great in any type of suit and really good in a hot pot!

  4. Thanks JTM, great in hot pots and my favourite is in sukiyaki.

  5. I love shitake! They are so delicious fried with a but of soy and mirin...and then added to udon or soup!

    I recently discovered that Harris Farm stocks all sorts of Japanese mushrooms - not sure if you have it where you live?

  6. Thanks PJ, do know about Harris Farm, but can usually pick up some good ones at a few of the Asian Supermarkets.


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