Contributor: Otilla Cardeira, 73
Place: Cachopo, Tavira, Portugal
|Recipe’s Personal Background
|How did you learn this recipe?
|She learned during the years.
|Is there some memory/historical event connected to this recipe?
|No, not specifically.
|Personal reference to tradition transmitted by relatives (preparing together, sharing, eating together etc.)?
|No, not specifically.
|Any tradition this receipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?
|No, there’s not a tradition connected to this recipe
|Any Festivity this recipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?
Is your recipe connected to the territory you live in? Is it strictly linked to the specificity of the agricultural environment?
|No, but chickpeas are really common in all the Mediterranean area.
|Season (season this food is linked to)
|Chickpea soup is quite thick and is usually related
with cold seasons: autumn and winter.
|Source of protein with low caloric value. High content in fibre, folate, iron, zinc and vitamin E.
|It shows benefits in the control of cholesterol levels and prevention of type II diabetes, cancer and obesity.
|Source of fibre. Great source of vitamin A, C and K. It contains considerable levels of vitamin E, magnesium, potassium and iron. It contains carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin).
|Its fibre content helps to regulate the sugar levels in blood while preventing diseases such as type II diabetes. The carotenoids present in chard prevent vision related illnesses. Besides strengthening bones, vitamin K, present in chard, is essential for a proper functioning of the brain and nervous system, being essential for the development of the myelin sheath, the protective layer of nerves.
|Excellent source of fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and manganese. It also contains vitamin E, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, phosphorus and copper.
|Due to its antioxidant power, tomatoes have a cardio-protective effect by reducing the levels of LDL cholesterol and decreasing blood pressure.
|Excellent source of vitamin C. Good source of fibre, vitamin B6, folate, potassium and manganese.
|It shows anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant
The combination of these properties can prevent some cancers and cardiovascular diseases.
|Source of saturated fat, cholesterol and
|Without relevant benefits.
|Is it suggested to eat this meal if you suffer from some disease? If yes, for which one?
|What is the primary base with which your food is prepared? Is this a derivative of oil or another base?
|What nutrition related illnesses or deficiencies are common in your area? Are there holistic or nutrition based remedies connected to these aliments?