Nutritional Benefits of Muskmelon and Turkey berries.
Nutritional benefits and 1 Recipe of Muskmelon and Turkey berries.
In times like this where corana virus is now a global health concern, we need all the nutrients we can get to boost our immune system. It is very important to eat foods that are rich in nutrients to boost our immune system and Turkey berries and muskmelon seeds are no exception.
Before I whet your appetite with nutrition dense recipe of Muskmelon and Turkey Berries, let’s get to know our main ingredients briefly
- Local name of muskmelon is wrewre
- Local names of turkey berries are Kwanho Nusua and Abedru
Muskmelon Seeds Benefits
High Protein; The muskmelon seeds are protein rich. Its protein content is about 3.6% which is equivalent to the protein that you get from soy
Good for the Skin, hair and vision; Muskmelon is enriched with vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Vitamin A improves vision whilst Vitamin C and E nourishes skin and hair.
Stronger Bones and help controls blood pressure; the seeds is a great source of magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium, therefore helping control blood pressure level. Consuming muskmelon seeds may also enhance bone strength and density.
Controls blood sugar level; the seeds are rich in fiber which does not only offer better protection against diabetes but also regulate insulin secret.
Healthier Heart; muskmelon seeds contain Omega 3 Fatty Acids which helps in having better cardiovascular health.
Fights Cold; the muskmelon seeds are rich in antioxidants which helps in flushing out the excess phlegm from the body.
Aids Weight Loss; Muskmelon seeds contain high fiber content. Eating the seeds makes one full and eat less. Fitting perfectly in a weight loss diet.
Benefits of Turkey Berries.
Treatment of Anemia; Turkey berries are rich in iron which stimulate the production of red blood cells.
Treatment of Indigestion and diarrhea; Turkey Berries are rich in fiber which are good for digestion and help to treat indigestion, stomachaches, and diarrhea.
Treatment of Diabetes; intake of turkey berries lowers blood sugar.
Prevention and healing of Colds and flu; the berries also help in the prevention and healing colds and flu due to its high antioxidant level
Treatment of Phlegm and mucus Turkey berries can also help get rid of phlegm and mucus. Dry berries and make it into powder, this will dry up the mucus, helps with asthma, coughing, lung inflammation etc.
Prevention of cardiovascular diseases and strokes; Turkey berries contains saponins, flavonoids, torvosides, alkaloids, glycosides, tannins, cholorogenome, etc. and are powerful antioxidants that prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer by getting rid of free radicals in the body.
Regulate menstruation Turkey Berries help regulates menstruation by allowing free blood flow during menstruation
Prevention of Pains, redness, and gout Berries help flush out uric acid thus helping to prevent or reduce pain, redness, and symptoms of gout.
Reduces inflammation; Turkey Berry Leaf contains powerful anti-inflammatory agent and natural steroids called soasoline, great for arthritis, lower back pain and swelling, and pain in general. Turkey Berries are very important for health since inflammation is the first step towards all diseases.
1 cup of dry muskmelon seeds
750gram of meat fish or chicken
Half cup of turkey berries
2 medium onions
4 medium tomatoes
1 Tea spoon of blended Pepper
1 tea spoon of blende Garlic
1 tea spoon of blended Ginger
Half tea spoon of salt
Mode of preparation
Roast muskmelon seeds for about 3 minutes
Boil turkey berries for 3 minutes
Add a little water to muskmelon seeds and turkey berries together, blend and sieve it
Cut meat, fish or chicken into reasonable size, wash and put in a saucepan
Add chopped onion, grinded garlic, ginger and pepper to the meat, fish or chicken in a saucepan
Allow to simmer for about 3 minutes
Add washed tomatoes and one medium size onion and allow to simmer for 3 more minutes
Add sieved muskmelon and turkey berries with enough water and leave to cook slowly for five minutes
Remove tomatoes and onion, blend and add to soup and leave to cook slowly for five more minutes
Serve with rice, rice balls, fufu, banku, yam or TZ
And there you have it. The next time you want to surprise your family with a delicious traditional meal, try turkey berries with muskmelon seeds soup. Until I bring your way with another nutritious recipe, try this out.