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Mung Bean – Acorn Pasta

Braised Chard, Pistachio Pesto, Lemon Oil

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Health Benefits

Mung beans are high in nutrients and antioxidants. They may protect against heat stroke, aid digestive health, promote weight loss and lower “bad” LDL cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Acorns (oaknut) are a great source of fiber, which nourishes your beneficial gut bacteria. Acorns have an impressive number of health benefits, which may include their ability to protect the heart, boost energy, improve digestion, and regulate blood sugar levels. These nuts also help in building strong bones, growth and repair, soothing inflammation, eliminating diarrhea, and skincare.

Chard is a green leafy vegetable and an excellent source of magnesium and vitamin A, K and C. It also contains the antioxidants beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Vitamin A plays a significant role in normal functioning and maintenance of many organs, including the heart, lungs and kidneys.

Tumeric — and especially its most active compound, curcumin — have many scientifically proven health benefits, such as the potential to improve heart health and prevent against Alzheimer's and cancer. It's a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.

Shallots are high in antioxidants and may improve blood sugar levels, circulation, seasonal allergies, and heart and bone health. They may also help fight germs and promote weight maintenance.

Pistachios are a great source of healthy fats, fiber, protein, antioxidants, and various nutrients, including vitamin B6 and thiamine. Their health effects may include weight loss benefits, lower cholesterol and blood sugar, and improved gut, eye, and blood vessel health.

Lemons contain a high amount of vitamin C, soluble fiber, and plant compounds that give them a number of health benefits. Lemons may aid weight loss and reduce your risk of heart disease, anemia, kidney stones, digestive issues, and cancer.

Preparation

1. Bring water to boil.
2. Add tumeric and pasta to the boiling water.
3. Cook 4-5 minutes and strain.
4. Dry roast chard, garlic and shallots for 3 minutes and add water/vegetable stock.
5. Add the peas and pasta and stir well.

6. Reduce liquid to half and turn off heat.
6. Last, add salt and pepper, pistachio pesto, and lemon oil to the dish and mix well.

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