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Are you ready for a delectable, nutritious breakfast that will keep you grounded for the day? One that's easy to digest and make as well as nourishing yet light? Hope so, because I'm getting ready to tell you all about it.
I made me some Semolina Porridge this morning for breakfast. For those of you that don't know what Semolina is... it's made from Durum wheat, which is different than ordinary wheat flour that's used for baking bread, it's actually the hard grains that are left over milling durum wheat flour.
Many of you may not have ever eaten semolina and that's alright, bit I love having it for breakfast. It's got a few great benefits too. Semolina has a comforting texture, tastes great, and it's light your stomach. Other benefits of semolina are...
It aids kidney function because of its potassium content;
It can be served with either fruits or vegetable;
It digests slowly;
It's a quick and healthy source of energy;
It's a wonderful source of vitamin B and E which are essential for immunity against disease;
Many people use it in their pasta recipes and/or as a pie and tart thickener. However, it doesn't really matter because it can shine in its own right when it comes to desserts and porridge. When used as a porridge it contains a tasty, light, smooth texture and a soft flavor that's increased simply by adding fruits and/or nuts (ie. apricots and goji berries).
Apricots are like one of your healthiest fruits around in the entire world, with lots of benefits. They're a great source of dietary fiber. The retinol in them is fat soluble, which allows the fruit to dissolve in the body easily while the essential nutrients are easily absorbed into your system.
Meanwhile, the fatty acids are broken down quickly, which allows your digestion to be in order. Not only do apricots protect you from gastrointestinal worries by cleaning out your intestines regularly. It's been stated that 100 grams of fresh apricots give you 12% of vitamin A, 12% of vitamin C, and 6% of potassium that's required by the body – this alone is under 50 calories.
Goji berries also contain a variety of health-support compounds: 19 amino acids, 21 trace elements, more vitamin C than orange, more protein than ordinary whole-grain wheat, plus vitamin B, E vitamins, carotenoids, necessary fatty acids and a whole bunch of other nutrients that strengthen the blood and heart vessels as well as the brain and muscles.
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For the semolina
For the fruit
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 253||From Fat 38|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4g||6.42%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0.22%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 46g||15.22%|
|Dietry Fiber 6g||23.38%|
|Vitamin A 5051.97IU||101.04%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.13mg||6.42%|
|Vitamin C 19.21mg||32.02%|
|Vitamin D 110.04IU||27.51%|
|Vitamin D3 2.62µg|
|Vitamin E 9.21mg||30.69%|
|Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) 5.45µg||6.81%|
|Pantothenic acid 0.47mg||4.75%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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