Why Daikon is the Asian Superfood?
Daikon root [白萝卜] is a root type of vegetable largely grown in Asia and used in many Chinese cooking, because of its amazing benefits. For example. It has high level of vitamin C which helps production of white blood cells and helps to speed up healing in the body. Beside being rich in vitamins, it is also used to promote stronger immune system, improved digestion and detoxification of the body.
If you are looking to simulate weight-loss, this Daikon soup will help you with it too. You see, the low calorie and cholesterol nature of the Daikon, combined with its high fiber and nutrient content, makes it an ideal ingredient in cooking. The Daikon in the soup will fill you up and gives you the essential nutrients of your day, without significantly increasing calorie count or cholesterol in your daily diet.
In addition, Daikon is low on the glycemic index, which means they also suitable for diabetics as they do not cause blood sugar levels to rise. Which makes it a plus to add it into the diet plan.
Note: because it helps to detox, it is not recommended to take it when you are on medication as it will neutralise it.
|Pork spare ribs||300-350 grams (You can choose to use Chicken too)|
|Daikon||1 medium sized, peeled and cut into chunks|
|Carrot||1 carrot, peeled and cut into chunks|
|Dried scallops||5-6 pieces soaked till soften|
|Dried Honey date||1 piece|
|Ginger||1 small knob thin-sliced|
|Dried cuttlefish||1 large piece or about 50g (optional)|
5 steps to becoming stronger
- Prepare the daikon and carrot, (peeled and cut into chunks)
- Rinse the ingredients
- Blanch the pork to get rid of impurities.
- Add all the ingredients into the slow-cooker (3hrs) or soup-pot (30-45mins)
- Add salt for taste
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