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Ora pronobis non-conventional edible plant that has high nutritional value, learn about it

The ora pronobis, also known as American gooseberry, is an unconventional edible plant that has high nutritional value because its leaves are rich in fiber and protein, providing essential amino acids such as lysine and tryptophan, minerals such as phosphorus, calcium and iron and vitamins C, A and B complex.

Ora pronobis non-conventional edible plant that has high nutritional value, learn about it

Its scientific name is Pereskia aculeata and it can be consumed in salads, soups or rice, for example, this makes the pronobis popular among those who love a varied and sustainable diet. This plant can be grown at home, however, it is also possible to buy the leaf in health food stores in dehydrated form or in flour form.

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BENEFITS

Despite the fact that the ora pronobis is a fairly inexpensive option to enrich meals and despite having been shown to be an excellent source of nutrients, there are still more studies with scientific evidence to be able to verify its benefits. However, some benefits attributed to it include:

1. Be a source of protein

The ora pronobis is an excellent choice of vegetable protein source, since around 25% of its total composition is protein, containing 5% more than meat that contains 20%.

In addition to this, this plant also has a high level of protein compared to other vegetables, such as corn or beans. It contains essential amino acids for the body, the most abundant being tryptophan with 20.5% of the total amino acids, followed by lysine.


 

This makes the ora pronobis a good option in the diet to enrich the protein content, mainly for people who are adept at a different lifestyle, such as veganism and vegetarianism, for example.

2. Promote weight loss

Due to its amount of protein and because it is rich in fiber, the ora pronobis could promote weight loss, as it promotes satiety, in addition to being a low-calorie food.

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3. Improve bowel function

Due to the large amount of fibers, the consumption of ora pronobis helps in digestion and in the proper functioning of the intestine, preventing constipation, the formation of polyps and even intestinal tumors.

4. Prevent anemia

The ora pronobis has a large amount of iron in its composition, being a greater source of this mineral compared to other foods considered sources of iron, such as beets or beets, cabbage or spinach.

However, for the prevention of anemia, iron must be absorbed together with vitamin C, another component present in large quantities in this vegetable. Therefore, the leaves of the ora pronobis can be considered good allies to prevent anemia.


Arymel García

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