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Lentils and its Benefit

Eating lentils is associated with an overall lower risk of heart diseases. Lentils are legumes and a type of vegetable,It is extremely nutritious. Lentils are rich in minerals, vitamins and fibre, Lentils are also low in fat and have zero cholesterol.

 Fiber:A single serving of lentils provides nearly half your daily requirement for fiber. Fiber benefits your digestive system and may help reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Because fiber is filling, it may also help you maintain a healthy weight. Research shows that people who consume more fiber weigh less than those who skimp on fiber.

Protein:Lentils are 20-to-25 percent protein, which is double the protein content of wheat and three times that of rice, according to the Ethiopian Dry Pea & Lentil Council. They also contain essential amino acids like lysine. All the cells in your body contain protein; the nutrient is an important source of energy and is needed for growth and development. Ten-to-35 percent of your daily calories should come from protein. Lentils can be considered a protein or a vegetable in your diet, and they can be a healthy alternative to cholesterol-containing meats, such as beef.

Vitamins and Minerals:Lentils are rich in iron and folate, Folate is a B vitamin that is especially important during pregnancy because deficiencies increase the risk of birth defects. Iron is a mineral needed to prevent anemia. Having a source of vitamin C, such as strawberries, tomatoes or orange juice, with your lentils will boost absorption of the iron, Lentils are also a good source of potassium and magnesium.

Ethiopian Kitfo

Kitfo is usually served by Ethiopian/in Ethiopian restaurant   often served alongside sometimes mixed with a mild cheese called ayibe or cooked greens known as gomen/kale. The meat is minced, not ground, and seasoned with “mitmita” (a chile powder of red pepper, mustard seed and salt) and topped with flavoured, clarified butter .The butter can be spiced with korerima (an Ethiopian cardamom), ajwan seeds, and koseret. In many parts of Ethipia, Kitfo is served with injera, a flatbread made from teff.

Ethiopian Sociable food

Sociable food

Experts figured out that it’s not only what we’re eating that matters for our wellbeing but also how we eat.  Some countries including Mediterranean, Japan and Ethiopia use their hand to eat  their daily food tend to emphasize eating as a social occasion and as a sacred time for relaxation or celebration to be enjoyed with loved ones.

Ethiopians by virtue of their national dish, have a distinctly communal style of eating; Injera and wat are laid out on large platters and groups gather around to share from the same dish. Ethiopians eat with their hands, tearing off chucks of injera to pick up dollops of spicy stew. It is also customary for Ethiopians to feed each other in this way presumably so companions can sample wat dishes that are out of reach on the other side of the platter. This traditional way of eating predates the founding of Ethiopia itself and remains an important way to demonstrate camaraderie in the country to this day.

By Hana Ethiopian food.

Vegetarian at the Ethiopian food

The Ethiopian food have a very special healthy vegetarian and any type of eater can enjoy it.  If you are into the vegetarian side, this food is right up your pathway. Ethiopian food is perfect for the vegetarian or any other type of food intolerant eater. Most of the dishes that are served are vegetarian, so if you have a myriad of different eaters in your group everyone will find a little of something to enjoy.

Come try out our Ethiopian food at the north side market in Fredericton and experience the flavorful atmosphere no matter the type of eater you and your family members may be; we are always opened Saturday and Sunday.

Is Lentil really source of Protein?

The Ethiopian food is serving a fresh and healthy dishes at the north side market of Fredericton. As we know all, Protine is an essential nutrient needed to maintain and repair the cells in our body; it also plays a key role in healthy weight management, according to a review published in 2008 in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Lentil is one of the best source of protein that provide you with a significant amount of your daily protein requirements. The Institute of Medicine suggests men need 56 grams of protein and women require at least 46 grams of protein daily. But if you’re pregnant, nursing or work out regularly, your protein needs are higher. The IOM recommends pregnant and nursing women get 71 grams of protein daily, and the International Society of Sports Nutrition suggests active adults consume 0.64 to 0.91 grams of protein per pound of their body weight each day.

How to make Engera from Teff and its benefits

The first thing you need is large pancake pan or large frying pan, large pot deep mixing bowls.   1.25lb Teff flour, cups of water and about 2pkt yeast.  In a large pot dissolve yeast in warm water and add the flour mixture and mix. Leave covered for 2 days until fermentation begins and water rises to the to. Carefully discard the water. boil cups of water. Take 1 cup of the mixture, put in the boiling water. place on a warm stove and stir continuously until it becomes thick. cool and pour back into the original pot. Add more water, cover and let stand till the mixture rises. Preheat pancake pan at 420 degree and take 0.75 cup of the mixture and pour into the pan slowly, in about 3 min, it will be the perfect Enjera as you can see on the above pic. The benefits of teff is as follows:

1 Aids Circulation. The iron in teff increases oxygenation to important organs and areas of the body. …

2 Promotes Weight Loss

3 Relieves PMS Symptoms

4 Boosts the Immune System

5 Supports Bone Health

6 Manages Diabetic Symptoms.

Combination of Lentil, Kale, Potato and Carrot

Here is the mixed Ethiopian vegetarian food offers a little bit of everything so that you get some real variety in your meal. We are located on the north side Market of Fredericton.