It has been a while since I posted about food that I love,
been busy and all that.
Recent discussions with clients and the fact that our
beautiful Maunga is covered in snow means I’m thinking
about making soup, pumpkin soup.
I have compared the carbohydrate, starch and
dietary fibre content of the following to help clear up
Per 100g: Carbs (g) Starch(g) Fibre (g)
Butternut squash 6.9 1.7 1.8
Kumara – with skin 14.1 8.5 3.0
Potato – with skin 12.9 12.3 1.8
All three of these vegetables are amazing. They contain goodies like: Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. All of which play a role in keeping us well.
It is commonly thought that pumpkins have a high carbohydrate content, but you can see the Butternut squash has almost half the carbohydrate content of both potato and kumara; very little starch and like a lot of vegetables, it’s high in dietary fibre.
To get the most out of these vegetables and to decrease meal preparation time, leave the skins on.
Tip - If you’re making soup, pumpkin skins can be easily blended by using a stick blender.
Keep cosy during this cold snap and perhaps warm up with some pumpkin soup, I plan on it.
These bad boys are starting to appear . . . cue the smile.
This means summer bbqs, sunshine and real fruit ice creams are also
about to appear in my life.
The average sized strawberry is 12g
Per 100g Strawberries contain:
- Carbs: 3.9g (this is low)
- Fibre: 2.5g (this is high!)
- Calories: 21 (this is low!)
- Potassium: 158mg (Higher than bananas)
- Vitamin C: 45mg (this is high)
Analysis aside, this fruit is beautiful and I hope you've all managed to have your first strawberry of the season.