Guava, Sprouts & Corn Salad

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01.10.13

Guava, Sprouts & Corn Salad

 

My posts are getting smaller as my belly is getting bigger :)

I have been cooking a lot and when I really enjoy something I am very tempted to blog it. Unfortunately I don’t get enough time to sit and write anymore.

 

Guava, Sprouts & Corn Salad

 

I am trying to spend as much quality time with my daughter as possible before the little one is here. I am also so pre-occupied with everything related to the baby that sitting on a blog post is getting increasingly difficult.

I don’t want this to stop me from sharing some recipes with you all though… I am thinking of moving to quick posts with just a little introduction and a recipe. I’ll try to make up for the lack of writing with photos. I think this is a better format for me as I am sure I’ll only get busier from now on.

 

Guava, Sprouts & Corn Salad

Guava, Sprouts & Corn Salad

 

I am here with a quick and simple salad recipe today which features one of my favorite fruits, Guavas! I might say this about every other fruit but it is the fact. Every time a fruit is in season, I eat it like I have never eaten it before. My daughter also is following my footsteps now. Guavas have been in season for over a month now and we have taken full advantage of it.

 

Guava, Sprouts & Corn Salad

Guava, Sprouts & Corn Salad

 

Our humble Guavas are actually extremely nutritious fruits.

  • Guavas are beneficial in regulating blood pressure. Guava contains almost a similar amount of potassium that’s present in bananas.
  • Consumption of guavas helps slow down the absorption of sugar in the blood. It is rich in fibre and is helpful for diabetic individuals. Individuals suffering from constipation problems, too, can benefit form the high fibre content.
  • Did you know that guavas contain four times more Vitamin C than oranges?
  • Even though guavas don’t contain iodine, they are still beneficial in promoting healthy thyroid function, because it contains copper, which aids the production and absorption of hormones.
  • Guavas are a good source of manganese that acts as an enzyme activator utilising nutrients like thiamine, biotin and ascorbic acid.
  • If you want to optimise your brian function, turn to this fruit. Guavas are rich in the B group of vitamins. Niacin, better known as Vitamin B3, promotes blood circulation, thereby stimulating brain function. Vitamin B6, that is pyridoxine, helps in brain and nerve function.
  • Women with fertility problems can eat guavas as they contain a good amounts of folate, which contain fertility-promoting properties.
  • Eye problems can be kept at bay as guavas contain an abundance of Vitamin A that helps in improving vision.
  • Guava is good for the skin, too. Because of its Vitamin E content, astringent properties and antioxidants, the skin is nourished. Skin ailments like scurvy can be dealt with due to the high Vitamin C content in guavas.
  • Pink guavas are said to contain twice the amount of lycopene present in tomatoes. Lycopene protects the skin from being damaged by UV rays and also works against prostate cancer.
  • Even the leaves of guava have medicinal properties. The juice of the leaves is said to provide relief from cold and cough by reducing the formation of mucus, disinfecting the respiratory tract and preventing bacterial activity in the throat due to its astringent properties.

(Source)

 

Guava, Sprouts & Corn Salad

Guava, Sprouts & Corn Salad

 

Seeing several of these fruits regularly in my fruit basket inspired me to experiment with them in the kitchen. I thought of using them in an unconventional way. Instead of using them in a dessert, I have used green, unripe guavas in a salad.

 

Guava, Sprouts & Corn Salad

 

Unripe Guavas are mildly sweet and crisp. I used them with fresh corn, mung bean sprouts and some really pretty red onion. The nigella seeds I used add a lovely sharp pungency to the salad, which cuts through all the sweetness along with the fresh lime juice.

 

Guava, Sprouts & Corn Salad

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely chopped green guavas
  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts
  • ½ cup fresh sweet corn
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp nigella seeds
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Salt to taste

It really can’t get simpler than this! Just combine all the ingredients and serve immediately. Make sure all the ingredients are fresh for the best results.

 

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3 comments :

  • SAROJINI IYER

    GOOD TO GO THROUGH THE CONTENTS OF SPROUTS WITH GUAVA.
    WILL TRY TO MAKE
    IT IS EASY
    IT IS EASILY AVAILABE IS NASIK MAHARASHTRA
    ONLY WE HAVE TO KEEP THE SPROUTS AND CORN READY
    REST ALL IS AVAILABLE
    IT IS MOUTH WATERING AND A HEALTHY FOOD.FREE FROM FAT
    THANKS

  • Archana @FeedingTheFoodie

    love Guavas but don’t find them easily here in the US. Your photographs are lovely ..and the salad looks perfect. I’ve been sprouting mung lately too. Maybe I’ll try a different fruit..

  • Liz Rueven

    I love the simplicity of your recipes and your photos are luscious. Your priorities are spot on so go with your instinct! Short and sweet with lovely photos would be a pleasure for your readers. Best of luck and feel well.

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