Start loving these ugly foods which are powerhouses of nutrientsNever judge anyone, not even food by its look.
Black Garlic-Black garlic is prepared by heating garlic for several weeks under humidity controlled environment which results in black cloves. It is rich in antioxidants which helps in improving immune system and is good for cardiovascular health. Black garlic contains a very specific compound called S-Allycysteine which makes it more nutritious than white garlic.
Elephant Foot Yam- Though, cooking yam is a huge task but its bharta, curry, chutney and pickle are lip smacking. The ugly looking food is a powerhouse of protein, vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and dietary fibers. It is a cheap source of carbohydrates. Besides, they also reduce bad cholesterol and is thus healthy for heart. It has anti-ageing properties and is also known for increasing red blood cells.
Basil Seeds- Basil seeds become gelatinous after coming in touch with water. It can be used for weight loss, curing acidity and for glowing skin. It also gives relieve from constipation and is full of fiber.
Tempeh- The traditional soy product which is made by fermenting soy beans originated in Indonesia. It contains manganese, copper, fiber, phosphorus, etc. It also helps in increasing bone density with calcium.
Truffle- This variety of mushroom is quite expensive but is loaded with nutrients. It contains protein, amino acids, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium and potassium. Besides lowering blood pressure and boosting immunity, truffle also contains anti-cancer properties.
Bitter Gourd- We hate this bitter vegetable but do you know it has abundance of iron, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C. Its juice is helpful in maintaining blood sugar levels, enhancing digestion, boosting immune and purifying blood.