Today QIDOSHA has an easy-to-digest recipe for the hot summer days.
Ingredients for 4 people
- 1 large pineapple
- 1 tbsp ghee
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 3 cups of water
- 1 pinch of salt
- 3 saffron threads
- 1 tbsp sliced almonds
- if applicable a few raisins or dried dates
How to proceed
- Peel and dice the pineapple
- Put ghee in a pot and heat it
- Add the saffron threads and "crush" them with the wooden spoon
- Let the sugar melt and add the pineapple cubes
- Fry everything briefly
- Wash the rice
- Mix the rice with the pineapple pieces
- Now add water and salt and bring everything to the boil
- Let everything simmer gently for about 10 minutes until the water is completely absorbed.
- Decorate everything with the almond slices and (if desired) raisins or finely chopped dried dates.
YUMMY - bon appetit!
Why you should eat more pineapple
The pineapple is a herbaceous fruit plant from the Bromeliad family.
It provides a lot of Vitamin C with 20 milligrams per 100 grams. The positive effect on the immune system and the iron absorption from food should only be briefly mentioned here. Pineapple also contains a lot of manganese, which together with vitamin C is responsible for collagen formation in the skin. Manganese is a trace element.
Pineapple contains plenty of bromelain, an enzyme with some very good properties, for which there are a lot of health claims that are related to the immune system, good blood circulation, digestive support and even combat of edema.
The pineapple provides valuable beta-carotene, which is processed by the body into vitamin A.
Pineapple in Ayurveda
Sour fruits such as berries, pineapple or citrus fruits are refreshing, but also acidic. They strengthen Agni, increase Pitta and regulate Vata dosha. Are you prone to Pitta disorders? Then stay away from sour fruits.
Ayurvedic no-go: Eat sour fruit together with fermented milk products (yoghurt, quark or cheese). This would clog the srotas and put a strain on the skin's metabolism.