Medicinal use:Regarding the field of health care, asparagus has important benefits due to: it is composed of more than 90% water. It can be eaten in hot or cold dishes; baked, grilled or steamed; and it can even be included in dishes with other products or taken alone. It can be used in sautéing green asparagus; the tagliatelle with pesto and asparagus; green asparagus with béchamel sauce or in the vegetable scramble.
Medicinal use:With fresh dill all kinds of dishes can be flavored, it can be added, in addition to fish, to seafood, meats, rice, salads, vinegars and flavored oils, sauces … it provides its sweet, fresh and aniseed flavor, a unique flavor that no other aromatic plant can provide.
Medicinal use:The leaf is closely identified with the gastronomy of Vietnam, where it is eaten raw in salad (including chicken salad) and in raw rolls. In Cambodian gastronomy, the leaf is called chi krasang tomhom and is used to prepare soups, stews, salads and Cambodian rolls
Medicinal use:The leaves are used fresh, whole or chopped, as a substitute for coriander and parsley. In Panama, it is mixed with parsley, garlic, onion and chives to prepare “green recao”, a condiment widely used in the preparation of various stews, sauces and soups.
Medicinal use:It is a vegetable related to the onion. It is grown and used as a substitute for garlic and onion in cooking and is known as “Maroi nakupi”. The flavor is more like garlic chives. The chopped flowers and leaves are usually sprinkled in salads, sandwiches and stews in general. It is delicious for making compound butters and cream cheese.
Medicinal use: In the kitchen, its tender leaves and very finely chopped flowers are used in soups and salads, giving a fresh and spicy flavor reminiscent of pepper or mustard. The flowers, due to their pleasant taste and appearance, are used to decorate meat, fish, salads and vegetables dishes. The plant is especially rich in vitamins and minerals and a remedy used to cleanse the blood, as it supports the body in its detoxification. The flavor of the leaves is slightly spicy. Optically, its crumbled leaves also enrich pasta dishes and pizzas.
Medicinal use: The consumption of eggplant is recommended after a brief cooking and with its skin properly washed previously, since it is in this last part of the eggplant where antioxidants and fiber are found in greater proportions. We can include eggplant in a sauté, a sauce, an omelette, a vegetarian curry or, in a tasty salad. Eggplant is a very low-calorie vegetable because it has more than 90% water.
Origin: Mediterranean, China and Arabian Peninsula
Medicinal use: It is often added to a pizza at the end of or just after baking. It is also used cooked in Apulia, in southern Italy, to make the pasta dish cavatiéddi, “in which large amounts of coarsely chopped rocket are added to pasta seasoned with a homemade reduced tomato sauce and pecorino”,as well as in “many unpretentious recipes in which it is added, chopped, to sauces and cooked dishes” or in a sauce (made by frying it in olive oil and garlic) used as a condiment for cold meats and fish.
Medicinal use:The uses of arracacha are very similar to those of potatoes. This tuber is used in South American gastronomy to prepare various dishes, soups, stews, meatballs, cakes, gnocchi, purees and garnishes. The arracacha provides a special flavor and color to the dishes. The young stalks can be consumed in salads. Given its nutritional value, the consumption of arracacha is recommended in the diet of children, the elderly and convalescent.
Medicinal use:Celeriac root can be used raw or cooked. Celeriac meat is tough and compact and off-white. Celeriac has a mild flavor and is often used as a flavoring in soups and stews, although it is increasingly being used on its own, usually pureed, or in stews, gratins, and baked dishes. In any case, celery is very positive in the human diet due to its high content of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, in addition to being considered a good diuretic due to the high percentage of water.
Medicinal use:In Mexican gastronomy it is used in many dishes, such as corn and esquites, black beans, in some seafood soups such as chilpachole de jaiba, within a wide variety of broths, It is commonly believed that it prevents flatulence caused by consumption of beans. To be used in food, its flowers are removed and it is used as a condiment, adding a deep flavor, with bitter nuances and very aromatic, which is why it is used in moderation.