The season of Komatsuna is from December to March and easonal komatsuna is rich in nutrients.
Komatsuna can be found all year round at supermarkets, it is actually a vegetable that originated in Japan.
Here are health benefits of Komatsuna.
Komatsuna contains a lot of calcium and magnesium
Komatsuna, which has an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, is good for beauty and health.
Seasonal komatsuna becomes sweeter and softer.
- Calcium (Which has 3 times of that of spinach)
- Beta carotene
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
- Folic acid
To make healthy bones
Calcium increases absorption when taken with magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin K.
Komatsuna contains magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin K, so you can ingest calcium more efficiently than taking calcium alone.
In addition, taking vitamin D together will improve calcium absorption.
It is recommended that Komatsuna OHITASHI (Boiled Komatsuna) be added with bonito and Shirasuboshi (dried young sardines).
To boost the immune system
Komatsuna contains beta-carotene and calcium which has anti-carcinogenic and boost the immune system.
Vitamin C helps encourage the production of white blood cells which protect the body against infection.
In the winter, colds and flu are widespread and it is easy to get sick from the cold. Eat Komatsuna to boost your immunity.
To Reduce frustration and exhaustion
Komatsuna contains a lot of calcium among vegetables, it decreases nervous excitement.
When you feel stressed, your body loses vitamin C. Vitamin C removes active oxygen, but a lack of vitamin C makes it easier for active oxygen to accumulate, causing fatigue and irritation.
Beta carotene, which is abundant in komatsuna, also has the function of removing active oxygen. The daily requirement of β-carotene is 1800㎍, one serving of Komatsuna (50g) can provide about 1550㎍ of β-carotene.
Active oxygen accumulates when staying up late at night, having too many snacks and feeling stressed. Let’s remove active oxygen well with a nutritious meal.
Komatsuna has a lot of beauty benefits.
Kalium contained in komatsuna is recommended for those who are suffering from swelling because it has the function of discharging excess water outside the body.
Vitamin C and beta carotene, which have antioxidant action protect the skin from ultraviolet rays.