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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sweet Watercress Soup





Watercress contains significant amounts of iron, calcium and folic acid, in addition to vitamins A and C.

A nutritional analysis done by Lyndel Costain, a leading dietitian, nutritionist and health writer, reveals that watercress is brimming with beta-carotene and vitamin A equivalents which serve as important antioxidants.
We were told to make this soup for my Dad who was suffering from TB and it seemed that after consuming this soup at a regular basis, the lungs will be strengthened and cured of TB. This advise came too late for poor Dad and he passed away. God bless his soul.
This Soup is really good for cough but don't wait to make this soup when you are not well, cook this soup as often as possible.
Dried watercress can also be used if fresh ones are not available.


Ingredients:
Watercress
Honey Dates
Water

Method:
Bring water to the boil before adding in the watercress(if watercress is added in to cold water, the soup will taste slightly bitter).
Add in the honey dates and bring to high boil,
When high boil is achieved, reduce to a simmer and cook for 2 hrs.
Alternatively, use the pressure cooker and the cooking time is only 1/2 hr.

Serves

4 comments:

pigpigscorner said...

Really missed this. My grandma used to cook this almost every week.

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mommibee said...

Thanks for the tip on how to avoid the soup tasting bitter - no wonder, mine usually turned out bitter when i cooked it with a slow cooker. i also didnt use honey dates (just normal dried dates). i will try again usig ur recipe :)

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I'll just make sure I get to order this soup dish

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