07 Nov 2013

BONITO FLAKES – tasty, improve circulation, lower blood pressure, and improve your mood

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WHAT ARE BONITO FLAKES?

Bonito is a kind of tuna called Skipjack Tuna.  When a filet has been smoked, dried, and fermented, then shaved, it becomes Dried Bonito Flakes.

WHAT ARE ITS HEALTH BENEFITS

  • It is a traditional remedy for recovery from fatigue and colds and for improving blood circulation.
  • A recent study of elderly Japanese subjects who ingested Dried Bonito Broth for 2 months revealed the following: It improved blood circulation, induced vasodilation of blood vessels, lowered systolic blood pressure, improved concentration, reduced depression and anxiety, improved decision making ability and communication and reduced oxidative DNA damage

HOW CAN WE INCORPORATE BONITO FLAKES INTO OUR DIET?

Bonito  is an important ingredient in dashi (Japanese fish broth) and commonly employed as the base of Japanese cuisine due to its special flavour. In addition to making dashi.

Other popular uses of Bonito flakes include: as a seasoning or topping sprinkled on various dishes such as boiled vegetables, tofu, rice, and soba noodles and as a stuffing for rice balls.   You could also use it instead of stock cubes in soups and casseroles.

WHAT ABOUT THE MERCURY?

As it is a fast growing small fish, Skipjack tuna has low mercury risk.

 

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