Archive for November, 2011

Borage!

Food for thought!

We have borage growing in our and not knowing myself what to use it for I investigated it a little further!

Fresh borage has high levels of vitamin C, a powerful natural antioxidant that helps to remove harmful free radicals from the body. Vitamin C is known to boost immune system, heal wounds, and has anti-viral effects. Borage herb contains very high levels of Vitamin A and carotenes, which are powerful flavonoids antioxidants. Together, they protect against free radicals.

Borage has good amount of minerals like iron (41% of RDA), calcium, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc and magnesium.

Borage is a good source of B-complex vitamins, particularly rich in niacin (Vitamin B3). Niacin helps lower LDL cholesterol levels in the body. In addition, it has riboflavin, thiamin, pyridoxine and folates in adequate levels.

A smoothie recipe is
1 cup water
4 kiwis
1 banana
1 orange
2 cups of borage ( leaves and flowers) blend together well.

Perhaps something to try!?

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