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Almonds and Rose Chicken – Using chicken legs to get the maximum health benefit
Almonds and rose chicken
Do you know how much Protein and Fat chicken legs contains?
Chicken legs contain a moderate number of calories -- each drumstick, with the skin removed, provides 106 calories, while a skinless chicken thigh contains 176 calories. Both cuts of chicken leg provide ample amounts of protein, a nutrient important for tissue repair and muscle growth. Each drumstick offers 17 grams of protein, and each thigh contains 28 grams. This contributes a significant amount toward your daily protein intake requirements of 46 grams for women and 56 grams for men. Chicken legs also contain some fat -- 3.7 grams per drumstick and 6.2 grams per thigh. This fat provides energy to fuel your lifestyle and aids in vitamin absorption.
Chicken breasts and thighs are no exceptions any form of animal meat is high in protein. This includes beef, poultry, fish and any derivative.. A 3-ounce serving of roasted chicken thigh contains 21 grams of protein. Roasted chicken breasts are slightly higher with 25 grams of protein for this same serving size. The recommended intake of protein is 46 grams a day for women and 56 grams a day for men. Protein is important for immune function, cell regrowth and muscle building. Fat content tends to be lower in chicken breasts than thighs. A 3-ounce serving of roasted chicken breast contains 7 grams of total fat and 2 grams of saturated fat. This is 10 percent and 9 percent of the recommended daily value, respectively. Chicken thighs on the other hand, have 13 grams of total fat and 3 1/2 grams of saturated per 3-ounce serving. This is 20 percent of the recommended daily intake of total fat and 18 percent of saturated. By removing the skin of both breasts and thighs, you can reduce the fat content.
How much Carbohydrates and cholesterol chicken legs contain?
Chicken breasts and thighs contain no carbohydrates. This makes both versions good additions to your meal plan if you are following a low-carb diet. Using sweet liquid, such as barbecue sauce, honey or maple syrup,to marinate the chicken, may increase the cabohydrates content but in this recepie marinating in curd with a little garlic and salt is recommended... Anything that is sweet will have carbbohydrates, unless it is a sugar-free topping.
Cholesterol is found in animal meats. Consuming high amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat increases the risk of plaque buildup, which causes heart disease. Chicken breasts and thighs both have moderate amounts of cholesterol. Three ounces of breast contains 70 milligrams, which is 24 percent of the recommended daily value. This same amount of chicken thigh contains 80 milligrams of cholesterol, which is 26 percent of the recommended daily intake. The Heart Association all over the world recommends limiting total daily cholesterol intake to 200 milligrams for people with coronary heart disease.
Sodium & Iron
Sodium is an electrolyte mineral found naturally in many foods. Though we know that high intake of Sodium may cause water retention,which in turn elevates blood-pressure.Breasts and thighs have similar amounts. A 3-ounce serving of chicken thigh contains 70 milligrams of sodium,. The recommended daily value is 2,300 milligrams for healthy adults and 1,500 for people with high blood pressure. Sodium is necessary for fluid balance and muscle contractions.
Iron determines the Hemoglobin in the blood which transports or carries oxygen through all parts of the body. Iron which contained in red blood cells,( the more the iron the more is the red cell is,. is an important mineral that helps with the production of hemoglobin and myoglobin. Chicken breasts and thighs have similar amounts of iron. Three ounces of breast contains 4 percent of the recommended daily value, while 3 ounces of thigh contains 6 percent.
Nutritional facts in a nut shell
Serving Size 1 leg, bone removed (114 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories from Fat 138
Total Fat 15.3g 24%
Saturated Fat 4.2g 21%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Potassium 256.5mg 7%
Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Vitamin A 3% · Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% · Iron 8%
Almonds are a source of vitamin E, copper, magnesium, and high quality protein. Almondsalso contain high levels of healthy unsaturated fatty acids in addition to a lot of bioactive molecules (such as fiber, phytosterols, vitamins, other minerals, and antioxidants) which can help prevent cardiovascular heart diseases.Potential health benefits associated with consuming almonds include lowering cholestrol,and reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Nutritional report: Almonds, raw 1 cup whole (143 grams):
Water - 6.31 grams
Energy - 828 kcal
Protein - 30.24 grams
Total lipid (fat) - 71.40 grams
Carbohydrate, by difference - 30.82 grams
Fiber, total dietary - 17.9 grams
Sugars, total - 6.01 grams
Cholesterol - 0 grams
Calcium, Ca - 385 mg
Iron, Fe - 5.31 mg
Magnesium, Mg - 386 mg
Phosphorus, P - 688 mg
Potassium, K - 1048 mg
Sodium, Na - 1 mg
Zinc, Zn - 4.46 mg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid - 0 mg
Thiamin - 0.293 mg
Riboflavin - 1.627 mg
Niacin - 5.174 mg
Vitamin B-6 - 0.196 mg
Folate, DFE - 63 µg
Vitamin B-12 - 0 µg
Vitamin A, RAE - 0 µg
Vitamin A, IU - 3 IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) - 36.65 mg
Vitamin D - 0 IU
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) - 0 µg
Caffeine - 0 mg
Rose Petals Uses & Benefits of Rose Petals
- Rose petals are rejuvenating and prove to be a tonic.
- They are used to treat internal asthma, high blood pressure, bronchitis, slow circulation, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), cough, fever and fluid retention, indigestion, insomnia, palpitation, stress and urinary tract infections.
- Due to their strong and pleasant fragrance, rose petals are used for making essential oils and perfumes.
- They are ingested as a tea to provide a comforting effect and diminish body temperatures during high fevers.
- The tea also effectively cleanses toxins and heat from the body.
- The infusion prepared from the rose petals is used to alleviate cold and flu symptoms.
- The infusion is also effective in treating sore throats, runny nose and congested bronchial tracts.
- The petals effectively combat infections in the digestive system and restore the normal and essential bacteria in the intestines.
- They have a diuretic effect and hence, are beneficial in relieving excessive fluids from the urinary bladder.
- Rose petals help to get rid of the waste and toxic substances in the body, through the kidneys.
- They alleviate problems of insomnia, depression, fatigue and comfort tetchiness.
In this recepie using rose petals along with the almonds,doubles the benefit and nutritional value of chicken.Eating a varied diet full of interesting foods is the best way to ensure that you get plenty of vitamins and minerals. Eating rose petals will transport you to ancient Rome, where roses were added to foods when a celebration of victory occurred. Cooking with rose petals and eating rose petals can make you feel good.
Poppy and seeds
Chicken legs (fresh&whole): 4
Fresh curd: 2 cup
Garlic paste: 3 tbsp full
Salt: To taste
For soup(or Gravy)
Olive oil: 2+ 2 tbsp
Ginger ,garlic paste: 2tbsp
Popyyseeds,roasted and grind-ed wet: 1tbsp
Tomatoes,fine chopped: 2
Rose petals dried: 3 cups
Almonds,soaked overnight and peeled: ½ cup
(You can use either wet grind-ed or fine chopped)
Red chilies flakes: ¼ tsp
Spices and herbs
Method of cooking
After thoroughly washing the chicken legs, pat them to dry and season it with mixture of salt,curd and garlic paste, generously on all side, and set aside for ½ hr for marination.
Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a pan on medium-high flame,add chicken legs and brown then on both side well and transfer to a plate,set aside.Pour the remaining olive oil in the pan,heat on medium-low flame,add ginger-garlic paste,poppy seeds paste add a ½ cup water and cook for some times. Add rose petals,stir well and simmer for a while before adding chopped tomatoes,salt, chilies flakes .Cook for few minutes till the tomatoes starts to release the its juice.Add marinated chicken legs and almond, cover the pan and let the pan simmer on low-medium flame ( at this point you can add little black pepper , though it is not necessary) .Cook for 30 45 minutes ,stirring in between and checking until the legs become tender.Serve hot with boiled rice or any type of bread.