Le jackdaws, also known by the name of mangatutto peas, are composed of the pod and seeds of a variety of pea called macrocarpon. These are edible legumes belonging to the Fabaceae family, whose full Latin name corresponds to Pisum sativum macrocarpon. Let's find out better.
> Description of the jackdaws
> Calories and nutritional values
> Properties of jackdaws
> How to use them
Description of the jackdaws
Jackdaws are the fruit, about 10 cm long, of annual herbaceous plants native to the Mediterranean basin and the Near East which, compared to the pea and most of the vegetable edible, they are distinguished by the size of the portion to eat.
In fact, while the edible part of most legumes consists only of seeds, those of snow peas also include the entire structure that encloses them and binds them to the plant, that is the pod.
Snow peas, light green in color, with a wide and flattened shape, are a variety of peas not very well known but very appreciated for their sweet and delicate flavor.
Calories and nutritional values
100 g of snow peas contain 66 kcal.
From the point of view nutritional, jackdaws are considered a cross between a legume and a vegetable. They contain.
<br>• Vegetable proteins in good quantities (22%), starches and simple sugars.
• They are a good source of B vitamins (in particular thiamine and folic acid), vitamins A, C and E, as well as mineral salts such as phosphorus, potassium and above all iron.
• Contain fibers both of the soluble type, useful for limiting the absorption of simple fats and sugars, and of the insoluble type, for the regulation of intestinal functions.
• They also contain phytates and saponins, substances that reduce the absorption of sugars, chlorophyll, with antioxidant action and phytoestrogens (substances similar to female sex hormones).
• They have a moderate energy intake (about 20 Kcal / 100 g), this means that they also lend themselves well to low calorie diets.
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Properties of jackdaws
Jackdaws are eaten whole to stock up on fiber, iron and vitamins which help intestinal motility, fighting colitis and constipation.
This characteristic of being able to consume them whole multiplies their effectiveness, making their remineralizing effect more valid than ever. In particular, jackdaws are indicated:
<br>• For growth, in the diet of people who are anemic due to lack of iron, in case of fatigue and in periods of convalescence.
• They are useful in case of overweight and obesity, because they have a good satiating effect and reduce the absorption of fats and sugars.
• Fibers help regulate intestinal functions, therefore they are very effective in case of constipation.
• The presence of phytoestrogens makes them advisable in the diet of women who have irregular menstruation, because they favor the rebalancing of the hormonal cycle.
How to use jackdaws
Snow peas are tasty vegetables, suitable for recipes particularly simple. So that they keep their properties intact it is good not to overcook them.
In fact, jackdaws, being rich in vitamins and mineral salts, after cooking in boiling water some of these nutrients undergo inactivation of the temperature (for example vitamin C) or dilution in the immersion liquid (such as potassium).
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