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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Lo Han Gou Olive Tea and Pickle

I got this fresh black olive from one of my friend’s farm as they are planting all sorts of organic fruits. Taking Raw Olives taste is not as good as you think. It is bitter and sour in taste.

Fresh Olive needs to be cured to get rid of the bitterness first before you can consume it. To cure Raw Olive is quite simply. A simply brine cured by just soaking Olives with salt and water. Curing refers to various preservation and flavoring processes.

We enjoying Olive pickle or preserved Olives as excellent snack by simple way of cooking it with low heat and simmer till it turns soften. Pickle it with light soy sauce and sugar marinade, it simply simple to prepare and taste wonderful!

Something that tastes so delicious after home-curing with salt. If you prefer the taste of its original taste, just add a little bit of salt to wash it before placing it into hot water and cook with salt. Or simmer in hot water for few minutes then you can consume it with the original taste of olives.







Ingredients:

1 bowl of Raw Black Olive
2 tbs. of light soy sauce
2 tbs. of sugar
1 tbs. of salt

For curing Oliver:

2 tbs. of salt
1 tbs. of Apple cider vinegar






Cooking preparation:

1. Wash raw olive with water, lightly wash Olives to remove the white spot or discard blemishes that might have stuck to the fruit. Use salt water to cure it first.











2. Drain with water after salt-cured. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to soak it for 5 minutes, drain and wash with running water before cooking.












3. Bring water to boil with 1 tbs. of salt.

4. With low heat add in raw olives to boil for 5 minutes. Remove the pot from cooker and simmer it for about 10 minutes or till it’s softened.











5. Removes the water, add in
light soy sauce and sugar to pickle olives . That’s it.


6. Eat it warm or keep in refrigerator and serve cold as pickle taste better. Keeping in refrigerator and consume it within a month or two.












Olive is one of the
healing foods in traditional Chinese medicine. Taking fresh olive help in soothe mucus membranes, but it tastes bitter in raw. When cooked it also a delicious snack with healing potential.

It has highest content in calcium, high fiber, Vitamin E, Omega3 Fatty Acid. Not all fats are bad, olives have plenty of the good fats of monounsaturated fat, they are considered as stable fat that provide good protection to our body.

Researchers found the active ingredient of Oleocanthal found in fresh olive is similar to ibuprofen. It works like “painkiller” same process as drugs like an aspirin and is a non- steroidal anti-inflammatory and anti oxidant. With regular intakes of fresh Olive and Olive oil protects the intestinal tract and improves bile and liver functions. And lower the chance of developing gallstone by cleansing the gall bladder.


In beauty skin and fitness health benefits, its
unique properties may control and prevention of aging process. It also increases in metabolism and help in weight lost due to monounsaturated fat of its satiating affects will ward off hunger. Moderate intake of fresh olives considered as one of the good dietary food, that actually make you feel full and help to stop the hunger signal enable you from overeat.

Olive has the medicinal benefits of preventing and helps in protect from diabetes, colon cancer, breast cancer, asthma, arthritis, atherosclerosis, heart attack and improve blood sugar levels, lowers blood pressure, treat rhumatism, hand and foot numb syndrome, it increases good cholesterol and decreases bad cholesterol. And the Vitamin E against cardiovascular disease and protect our heart. It has powerful antioxidants which neutralizes free radicals to our body and enhance our immunity system.

One of my late granny’s natural healing by using Lo Han Gou with Raw Black Olive in this formula is to treat tonsillitis, soothing sore throat and coughing. Plus help to ease constipation effectively.


Ingredients:


10 Raw Black Olives
Lo Han Guo fruit (for diabetes)
or Rock sugar
3 bowls of water














Cooking Preparation:


1. Wash Olives with water, remove dirt and blemishes that stuck on the fruit. Soaking it with 1/2 tbs. of salt water for 1 hour, drain the salt-water and wash thoroughly with running water.

2. Use a sharp knife cut out the meat of the olive into smaller slices.

















3. Bring water to boil, smash Lo Han Gou into half, add into the pot with olive pits and Olive meat to cook it for 1/2 hour.


4. Remove from induction cooker and remove the olive pits.















5. place remaining Lo Han Gou and Olives into infuser then simmer it and serve warm.















Lo Han Guo refers to the fruit of Siraitia grosvenori, used as a medicinal herb for treating cough and sore throat, acute or chronic throat inflammation.

Lo Han Guo the fruit itself, though sweet, the extracts are nearly 250 times sweeter than sugar, for diabetes can using it as a substitute for sugar and it helps in normalized blood sugar levels naturally.
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