Useful properties of mussels for our body
Mussels can be tried today not only in a restaurant, but also cook at home.Until recently, unattainable for the average personoverseas dish is now available in almost every supermarket. Another thing, if we talk about fresh shellfish mussels, closed in shells. Despite the fresh or frozen form of this delicacy, the useful properties of mussels are kept perfectly.
What is the use?
This Mediterranean delicacy is a real treasurevitamins for our body. Mussels are extremely rich in iodine, different vitamins of group B, vitamin E, contain calcium, magnesium, iron. Mussels, like other seafood, are useful to those who have thyroid diseases, since the intake of iodine in the body stimulates the work of this body.
These molluscs are a strong antioxidant. Green mussels are able to remove toxins, radionuclides, prevent the onset of cancer. Vitamin B12, available in sufficient quantities, as well as omega-3 fatty acids useful to the body, displace cholesterol plaques from the blood, promote the prevention and treatment of serious cardiovascular diseases (arthritis, atherosclerosis, heart attack, etc.). Therefore, people who suffer from ailments of the heart and blood vessels are recommended regular use of these mollusks.
But this useful properties of mussels are not limited. It is proved that they are rich in vitamins A and E. Using this sea gift, you give a healthy look to your hair and nail plates. Delicatessen mollusks promote skin rejuvenation thanks to useful fatty acids.
How to choose the clams of mussels?
Mollusks live in the depths of the sea, they are attached to rocks and cobblestones. Their shells of black and blue hue are always closed, and only with heat treatment they open, producing a characteristic aroma.
How to choose this product in the store? They are fresh and frozen. Fresh, of course, is better, because all the useful properties of mussels are preserved. If you see these seafood in shells, buy them without any doubt. This is a godsend for your body. It is necessary to check them with the help of the sense of smell: from the shells must come the smell of the sea, but not musty or with a shade of rot. Molluscs live only a few days, so they should be cooked for a long time without thinking, otherwise they will become unusable and will be even a poison for the body. It is not recommended to refrigerate fresh mussels, just as they are kept in the refrigerator for a long time.
Defrosting the purchased product, also catchits aroma: if something repels you in a smell, it is better to throw out mussels, not regretting, because after eating them in food there can be serious disorders of the stomach.
How to cook this delicacy?
This delicious product is successfully used in cooking. If everything is skillfully cooked, the useful properties of the mussels will be well preserved.
So, they are boiled in water. In their shells, they open up under the influence of high temperature. And only when the valves are slightly opened, you can judge the readiness of the dish.
The easiest way to prepare them is the mussels ingarlic sauce. It is necessary to chop finely onion, garlic, fry it in vegetable oil, add boiled mussels, salt, sprinkle with lemon juice and spices. Mussels produce a pleasant aroma and are ready for use.
Mussels can be served as a separate dish, as well as a component of pilaf, risotto, fish soup and other dishes.