Discover how to make a wonderful anti-anemia soup at home, with vitalizing and strengthening qualities thanks to the fact that it is a recipe made with nettle, a plant very rich in iron.
The nettle is a medicinal plant that can give us many benefits and properties that undoubtedly benefit our body to the point that nettle is considered a natural remineralizing.
This plant grows wild and can also be cultivated, it belongs to the Urtica genus, and is rich in: vitamins A, B. C, E, rich in beta-carotene, folic acid and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc .
Both these vitamins and these minerals are essential for growth, sight, to strengthen the immune system, for a good nervous and muscular system.
Nettle is attributed many beneficial properties such as those detailed below:
In addition to these properties, nettle helps to improve the symptoms that occur in the following conditions:
- Lowers blood sugar levels.
- Helps control high blood pressure.
- Due to its iron content, it favors iron deficiency anemia.
- Combat both physical and mental fatigue.
- Promotes blood circulation.
- Promotes good digestive function.
- Helps in the elimination of kidney stones.
- It favors when it comes to eliminating mucus.
- Strengthens hair and nails.
- It helps us reduce the oiliness of the scalp and fight dandruff.
How to make a wonderful mineralizing nettle soup?
After knowing all the advantages of consuming nettle, this time we are going to provide both the ingredients and the steps to make the nutritious nettle soup.
With the nettle we can prepare more than one food recipe, including it as one more ingredient or using it as a condiment to flavor sauces, smoothies, soups, to use the nettle as a seasoning we can get it in powder, which is obtained after grinding the dried nettle leaves.
- 3 handfuls of nettle leaves.
- A small leek.
- Two cloves of garlic.
- Some mint leaves.
- Extra virgin olive oil.
- A pinch of ground black pepper.
- To wash the nettle leaves we put on gloves to avoid itching on the skin.
- We wash the nettle leaves and the mint leaves well.
- We wash the leek and cut it finely.
- We remove the skin from the garlic cloves and chop them.
- In a cauldron, we put a small pot of olive oil to heat to cook the leek and the minced garlic cloves.
- With low heat we cook the leek and garlic until they are poached.
- Next we add the minced nettle and mint leaves.
- Add a liter of water, a little salt and cook the soup over low heat and with the cauldron covered.
- We cook for at least 30 minutes.
- Then we turn off the fire when it is warm we can serve it.
- If desired, we can pass the soup through the blender.