Molybdenum is a trace mineral essential for a variety of important functions within the body.
What is it important for?
Anti- cancer properties
Helps to prevent tooth decay
Important for fertility
Required for the activity of some enzymes in the body
Connective tissue development ( ligaments, cartilage etc)
Breaking down fats
Regulation of iron within the body
Helps to prevent yeast and fungal infections
Needed to convert sulphite to sulphate
Did you know…...?
The molybdenum content in food is vastly dependent on the soil in which it grows and the water it receives for growth.
So how can we include it in our daily diet?
Vegetables and fruit; Cauliflower, green peas, spinach, garlic, tomatoes, celery, cucumber
Beans and pulses; lentils, split peas, black eye peas, lima beans, kidney beans
Seeds and nuts; sesame seeds, walnuts, almonds
Wholegrains; oats, buckwheat, brown rice, rye, barley
An easy molybdenum rich recipe idea...............
Fragrant Cauliflower Rice
Blitz a whole cauliflower (stalk and leaves removed) in a blender until it resembles slightly larger than couscous sized pieces or alternatively grate the cauliflower by hand
Melt some coconut oil in a pan and throw in a finely chopped onion, a couple of cloves of crushed garlic, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon of cumin powder, half a teaspoon of ginger powder and season with Himalayan salt and black pepper
Sauté this for a few minutes and keep stirring
Add the cauliflower along with 2 tablespoons or vegetable stock, water or bone broth, gently stir, cover with a lid and allow to steam for approximately 5 minutes
Combine with steamed peas or crushed almonds and serve.
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