When cooked, montoi is a very nutritious green leafy vegetable, with a gentle sweet taste, or they can be sour and have a very light scent of grass if they are older leaves. Mucus is found in every part of the plant. Montoi is good for everyone, including those who are obese, hemorrhoids or constipation, pregnant women …
This is a cold vegetable that helps cool the body, so it is great for your summer menu.
General information about Montoi
It has a fat, succulent body, glossy outer shell, dark blue or purple color. The stems, leaves, fruits, and flowers of montoi all contain mucus.
Montoi leaves are blue, thick, and brittle, heart-shaped or oval-shaped. The leaves are succulent, growing or alternating along the trunk.
All parts of the montoi tree are edible. Montoi is often processed into dishes only using its leaves and young stems. In most families, you can find them on the dining table because of their delicious, pure, and nutritious taste, which is suitable for older people, young children, and pregnant women.
You can cook montoi along with other vegetables such as moap, sweet brush… or combined with meat, fish, seafood,… to form delicious nutritious dishes.
Nutritional composition of Montoi
Montoi is a special vegetable containing an abundance of nutrients, both in terms of quantity and content. These include:
- Vitamin C, A, PP, B1, B2
Because of the high nutritional value and absolutely no toxins for the human body, therefore, in addition to making food, their juices are also used to help heal wounds, and treat pimples …
Montoi’s benefits for health
Digestive aid: The pectin mucus and fiber in montoi support the digestive process. It has a positive effect on patients with hemorrhoids.
Anti-obesity: pectin can prevent cholesterol from being absorbed into the bloodstream. It is especially suitable for people who have high blood fat, blood sugar or want to lose weight.
Benefits for the bones and joints: Montoi’s high calcium content helps build bone cells, aids in the formation of strong, healthy bones and joints, and prevents osteoporosis. Montoi also helps the fetus develop stronger bones in pregnant women.
Increase milk for postpartum women: In vegetables, there are vitamins A3, B3, saponins, mucus, and iron that should be good for pregnant women … dishes that are cooked with montoi and black chicken, black beans when eaten hot help women produce more milk, recover their health more quickly, and have silky black hair and pink skin.
Skin beauty: the vitamins and minerals in montoi help you have fresh, glowing skin. The mucus in montoi also helps wounds heal quickly. It is effective with burns, open wounds, and even pimples.
Dishes from Montoi ingredients
Montoi can be cooked into a lot of great dishes, mainly soups, and stir-frys. Here are just the little suggestions selected in the inventory of countless delicious dishes from montoi.
Sautéed garlic: Montoi and garlic make this dish simple but surprisingly delicious, suitable for busy days.
Cooking shrimp: nutrient-rich montoi combined with healthy sweet shrimp gives you a cool feeling as soon as you drive down your throat.
Stir-fry ground beef: add nutrition to your body with this nutritious dish. The aroma of sautéed beef with the bright green color and sweetness of montoi is ready to awaken all your senses.
Crab soup, montoi and moap: when it comes to montoi soup, everyone will immediately think of this dish. The natural sweet aroma blends montoi, moap, and crab to create a perfect cool soup.
Pork stew: this dish is extremely good for pregnant women, helping muscles support the bone development of young children. It should also be on the health care menu for postpartum women.
Soup with taros: This dish is especially delicious when served with the fragrant flavor of the taros and the cool montoi.
Moreover, montoi is a vegetable that goes well with all types of soups. Experiment with different montoi soups to discover different tastes!
Montoi is a succulent vegetable so it is easy to be crushed, it is best to use it immediately. If necessary, it is possible to preserve them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When preserved, you must protect them from bumping into other foods in the refrigerator.
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