Sodium in Vegetables
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There are so many healthy benefits where foods pulled straight from Father Earth are concerned. Both natural vegetables and fruit are exceptionally low in salt content.
For example, the following vegetables contain only one milligram: summer squash, sprouts, eggplant, peppers of all types, and shallots.
Those containing the highest amounts include those that have hit the cooking pan, pot, oven or grill and to which salt has been added.
We have posted our data chart for vegetables below along with their milligram content - for your quick reference.
Recipe Root-Roasted Vegetables, Extra Low in Caloric Values
Did you know that even foods that are natural sources contain oils? In other words, fats - although minimal. And when those fats are sweated out by hitting a source of heat, they can add all sorts of wonderful flavors - as well as texture.
If you like a caramelized texture to your vegetables, the way to achieve such is to roast them inside the oven. You'll need to cook on low heat so that the caramelization takes place rather than scorching or burning of the food.
To prepare this recipe, you can use your favorite roots or the following:
Potatoes, peeled and cubed
The onions and bell peppers act wonderfully well in seasoning the other vegetables. You can also add salt, cracked black pepper and other favorite seasonings to the selections.
Begin by washing, peeling and cubing or slicing the vegetables. Leave the mushrooms whole.
Using extra virgin olive oil, brush a thin coat onto the vegetables after adding the salt and pepper - and other seasonings. Place onto a pan and pop into a 325 degree oven until they are tender.