Orach. Well known in the Mediterranean region during ancient times, this organic superfood has the unique ability to thrive in salty grounds where most plants would not. A wonderful leafy green with a distinct aroma and salty flavor and considered as a fine substitute for spinach.
Its botanical name is atriplex hortensis, an organic superfood that is also known as German mountain spinach and saltbush and a common relative of beets, lambsquarter, amaranth, pigweed and of course, spinach. Orach belongs to the family of chenopodiaceae and said to have originated in Asia. A hardy plant that thrives well in subtropical climates with a strange means of storing salt in its leaves. They grow at a very quick pace and can reach a height of 6ft. In cooking, what makes orach better than spinach is that it can hold up better and not turn quickly into mush. If you like wrapping foods, orach leaves are large enough to do the job.
Truly an extraordinary organic superfood that is powerpacked with the most essential vitamins, minerals, proteins, and dietary fibers that will surely benefit your wellbeing.
In terms of health benefits, orach can enhance your metabolic efficiency with its high level of calcium and iron that promotes production of red blood cells to improve oxygenation of your body’s tissue and organ systems. It enhances your blood circulation, thereby keeping your body well regulated. An amazing organic superfood with a level of vitamin C that is almost twice the amount found in lemon and kiwis. This amount of ascorbic acid is more than enough to boost your immune system by enhancing cellular regeneration.
Orach is also abundant in carotenes and anthocyanins, antioxidant compounds that effectively neutralize damaging activities of free radicals in the body which are the main cause of oxidative stress and certain cell mutation that often leads to cancer.
This green can ease up digestion, help cleanse the gall bladder and kidney along with purifying the blood. It has long been used as a treatment for diabetes due to its ability to lower blood sugar level effectively.
Food safety. Just like other leafy greens under the goosefoot family, orach also contains a substantial amount of oxalic acid, which can crystallize in the body due to heavy concentration. Eat this veggie in moderation. For individuals with kidney stone or gout concerns, it would be best to source your nutritional requirement from other organic superfood.
Food trivia. The Romans considered the orach an aphrodisiac and a good revitalizer.
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The article written here is for educational purpose only and is not meant to provide any medical advice. If you have an illness or medical condition, it would be best to consult first with your health care provider or family physician before undertaking any course of treatment.
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