egypt

Moghat

Collected from Onionin

 

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ingredients

3 tablespoons of clarified butter 

3 heaping tablespoons of Moghat powder (add more if you like it thick)

3 cups of hot water

1/4 cup of sugar, add more if you like it more sweet

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instructions

1. In a saucepan, melt the butter on medium heat. Add the Moghat powder.

2. Brown the powder in the butter slightly, stirring constantly. The powder will clump a bit.

3. After browning the powder for a couple minutes, add the hot water. Stirring constantly, then add the sugar.

4. The Moghat will thicken after the sugar is added. Cook it for about 2- 3 minutes, keep stirring.

5. Check and make sure it’s as sweet as you’d like; if needed, you can add more sugar and stir for a bit longer.

6. Pour into your serving cups.

Onionin: Moghat is a popular drink for women after they give birth as a general refresher and lactagogue. It is a mucilaginous plant commonly consumed as a traditional lactagogue in Egypt, and used in medicine as a nutritive tonic for the purpose of promoting lactation, increasing body weight, treating gout, and acting as a demulcent.

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nutritionist’s comments

Contributor:  Jessie Lan

Nutritional value & potential benefits:

This dish is easy to digest and absorb, provides a good source of iron and other nutrients essential for lactation. It also improves immunity and provides anti-inflammatory effects. Below are some benefits of each ingredient:

 Ingredient – value & benefit (resource #).

    • Ginger: relieving nausea, loss of appetite and pain reduction, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds are found in ginger, vitamin C for immune system, fiber for bowel movements 1

    • Chicken: good source of lean protein 2, provides all essential amino acids, vitamin B12  3

    • Chicken Broth: high in collagen, calcium, magnesium and other minerals, increases immunity 4

    • Pig Blood Curd: rich in vitamin C, Riboflavin, protein, iron, calcium, niacin, all increased nutrient needs during lactation, easy to digest and absorb 5 

    • Daikon: high in potassium, vitamin C and phosphorus, improves digestion, help improve blood circulation, anti-inflammatory 6  

Mindful modifications:

  1. Use skinless chicken breasts and bones, this helps to avoid extra fat and calories.

  2. Excessive iron intake may cause iron poisoning 7 

  3. Decrease the amount of salt used as pig blood curd is already very high in sodium 8 

  4. Use homemade chicken broth, boil the bones in the broth for at least 6 hours, this will allow the nutrients to leak into the broth 9 

Sources

  1. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265990.php

  2. https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/dietary-guidelines-and-myplate/breasts-vs-thighs-which-is-more-nutritious

  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complete_protein

  4. https://www.healthcoachfx.com/chicken-broth-health-benefits-recipe/

  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_blood_curd

  6. https://foodfacts.mercola.com/daikon.html

  7. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/why-too-much-iron-is-harmful#section3

  8. http://www.calforlife.com/calories/pork-blood-curd

  9. https://www.precisionnutrition.com/encyclopedia/food/bones