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Eat arracacha and get benefits to your health

arracachaArracacha benefits to human health thanks to its rich composition of nutrients. Arracacha is perfectly assimilated by our body and is a good preventive measure in treatment of many different diseases known. Arracacha is grown in Brazil, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador.

Composition of arracacha.

One hundred grams of arracacha contain: proteins - 0.9 g, fat - 0.1 g, carbohydrates – 17.1 g, calorie - 60 kcal, as well as a rich set of macro- and microelements: potassium - 468.0 mg, calcium - 12.0 mg, magnesium - 33.0 mg, sodium - 4.0 mg, phosphorus - 38.0 mg, iron - 1.9 mg, zinc - 0.7 mg and copper – 140.0 mcg.

The list of contained in arracacha vitamins: A, B1, B2, B5, B6, B9, C, E, K, PP.

Arracacha benefits for health.

Arracacha benefits to digestion. Arracacha is a popular baby food supplement. The herbal puree is considered an ideal baby food in some of the South American countries. The cooked herbal puree made using Arracacha is usually served bland for babies, and is easily digestible due to the small size of the starch grains. It is sweetened or made savory for older people. Arracacha is a good source of starch, calcium, iron and vitamin A.

Arracacha promotes weight loss. In a recent study it was found that to maintain a weight loss regime, it is important to take foods that have complex carbohydrates such as Arracacha and potatoes. The rationale behind this statement is that when high calorie foods are taken, the stomach stays full for a longer period of time and this helps in avoiding hunger pangs and binge eating.

Arracacha: harm and contraindications.

Arracacha is a staple food that is considered safe for consumption in food amounts. There are no known side effects associated with eating the roots of this herb. However, due to limited scientific evidences, the side effects of taking Arracacha in medicinal amounts are not known. Eating Arracacha as a root vegetable and in small amounts during pregnancy is considered safe. However, excess consumption of this herb during pregnancy may lead to yellow coloring of the baby’s skin. To be on the safer side, avoid using this herb in medicinal amounts during pregnancy and breast feeding.

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