Re: Stem vegetables
- From: "Larry" <boelkowj@xxxxxxx>
- Date: 2 Jul 2006 18:02:19 -0700
Anil: Had some nice fresh snap peas this afternoon as a snack since I
didn't have much for lunch... bg popped up to 180... very sweet and
Good day indeed Quentin,
As always you amaze me in shear verity of vegetables you uncover! I
have not even heard of Celeriac and Fennel bulbs. I am pretty positive
we (in US) do not get Fennel bulbs. But out could be a total ignorant
guy here. I am sure some one will point that out real fast if they are
available in some part of US.
I have tried beet roots with the leaves. Roots I microwave and leafs I
eat them raw as long as they are tender. If not chop them fine and mix
with salad bowl.
Speaking of experimentation, I tried sprouted sweet sorghum pancakes
(Sprout them first, wet grind them and use it as a batter for
pancakes). Boy was I sorry. In 1 hr I was 110 but in two hrs I was 160!
My general diet now a days rarely crosses 140!
I was just glad I was testing myself!
Anyway no need for me to share this warning with any one, I know that!
No one is crazy enough to try sorghum ;-).
Quentin you are motivating me to start looking in farmer's market here
to see if I see any local exotic veggies.
Quentin Grady wrote:
G'day G'day Folks,
Many T2 diabetics shy away from potatoes because the carbohydrate
content makes it difficult to maintain good control. I was
interested to find out if the swollen stem vegetables I had been
putting in my vegetable casseroles had similar carbohydrate
percentages and calorific values.
Here are some results from the USDA database.
Carb% Fibre kCal/100g kJ/100g
Celeriac 5.9 27 113
Fennel bulbs 7.3 3.1 31 130
Beets 10.0 2.0 44 186
Potato 17.2 3.3 78 326
It seems the vegetables we are most likely least familiar with are the
ones that make carbohydrate and calorie rationing easiest.
Quentin Grady ^ ^ /
New Zealand, >#,#< [
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"... and the blind dog was leading."
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