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Today groats sago is rare, but once in the Soviet past it was a familiar product. Externally sago is a small balls in white, matte. Sago is natural and artificial.
These are made from special trees, called sago. They grow in Southeast Asia and the Islands located in the waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans. These palms grow very tall – up to 15 meters. Bear fruit once in my life, and after this event die.
Starch accumulated in the trunks of the sago palm, is the production of cereals. These plants give a lot of valuable starch from a palm tree out of about 150 pounds of sago.
For some peoples of New Guinea and the Moluccas groats sago is the staple food. Local residents not only care for the trees that grew by themselves, but also planted new, protect them and care for them.
The composition of grains of sago no gluten, a substance found in many cereals: oat, millet, barley, wheat and semolina.
If natural groats sago is made from the starch of the sago palm, the artificial – from potato and corn. It is preferable to eat organic cereal because it concentrated the nutritional properties of exotic plants. Unfortunately, natural cereals very little in the sale, mainly on the shelves of a product made from something full of potatoes.
Groats sago is very high in calories. It contains simple carbohydrates, the same hateful substances, which abound in the pone and potatoes. In addition, as part of sugar, starch, fiber, proteins and fats. Of vitamins is choline, A, b, PP.
Mineral composition of grains of sago is striking: it presents nearly all the basic elements needed by the body.
In the production of artificial sago cereal is enriched with various nutrients, various vitamins. This makes it different from starch. This cereal is also useful.
Groats sago is very satisfying. It contains in excess of choline. This substance is responsible for the protective properties of cell membranes, affects the absorption of fats and prevents overweight. In addition, choline has a calming effect on the nervous system and is a part of many antidepressants and sedatives.
A large number of minerals cereals are making the real sago excellent product, healthy and nutritious.
Gluten, the absence of which "flaunts" groats sago, in fact – it is gluten that people used centuries ago. It is not harmful to anyone but patients with gluten intolerance – celiac disease. It is a hereditary disease that leads to inflammation of the intestines after consuming gluten products.
For those suffering from celiac disease sago porridge is an opportunity to diversify the diet.
Cooking cereals sago, just long. Pre-washed beads are boiled in an open pan for about half an hour, after recline, then pour the water and cook the same. Comes out delicious porridge from cereals, sago, cooked in milk. And of course, what a mess without oil?
Groats sago perfect for preparing toppings for cakes. Also from sago cooked pudding.
The cooking of artificial sago require special skills – Krupa sometimes behaves unpredictably, fall apart or stick together.
Sago has a neutral taste, so it is better to cook with honey, nuts, jams, fruits and berries.
The best cereal is fresh and natural. If the musty mildew smell, bitter taste or sour, if the balls are uneven, damaged, so sago was stored incorrectly or not at all has expired. This cereal, of course, can not be eaten.
Cereals sago is not recommended to use those who are on a diet and wants to lose weight. Due to the high caloric content of sago, children can eat the cereal this cereal is not often.