Tuesday, 7 August 2012

GlamourCat Beauty Food- Samphire

Beauty Food- Samphire

Samphire is a salty type of beansprout with loads of vitamins and hardly any calories!
Only £1.50 for 100g.
I buy mine from Tesco http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=273599915
0 points on Weight Watchers so pop them on your desk at work or great to snack on in the car.
Typical Values100g contains
A typical serving (40g) containsEnergy 107kJ (26kcal) 43kJ (10kcal) Protein1.8g0.7gCarbohydrate1.5g0.6gSugars0.1gtraceFat0.3g0.1gSaturates0.1gtraceFibre5.0g2.0gSodium*0.9g0.4g*Salt Equivalent2.3g0.9g

I just eat it raw out of the box and it tatses like really salty, grassy, slightly crunchy green beans. I always crave crisps so these are great for me and satisfy my salty hunger pangs. Samphire is not a newly imported 'trendy' ingredient but has been grown in England for many years and is mentioned by Shakespear in King Lear.
Another person who mention it is that medical guru of past times, Culpepper who praises it for its diuretic and digestive properties, especially the easing of flatulence!! Indeed, not only does samphire taste great but it is full of minerals and vitamins.
Samphire is also known as Glasswort or glassworts and has also been mentioned as a possible source of biofuel, although it would be a culinary tragedy if it became scarce to eat because of it's fuel use.
Great for Vegetarians and Vegans who want a seafood taste but of course canot eat seafood.

Stir Fry

Time: 2-3 minutes
Instructions: Remove all packaging.Heat a little oil in a heavy based frying pan or wok.Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.

Steam

Instructions: Remove all packaging.Place in a steamer for 2-3 minutes or until tender.Drain well before serving.

Hob

Time: 2-3 minutes
Instructions: Remove all packaging.Place in a pan of boiling water and boil gently for 2-3 minutes or until tender.Drain well before serving.

Other Instructions

Do not add salt

Preparation Guidelines

Wash before use Keep refrigerated

Let me know what you think of it or if you have any recipes I can try with it thanks
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