Serving Size: 4 kofta + 1 tablespoon dipping sauce Servings Per Recipe: 10
Nutrition Per Serving: Protein 4.2g (8%), Dietary Fiber 4.3g (17%), Calcium 35.2mg (4%), Folate 40mcg (10%), Omega-3 0.5 g (21%), Iron 1.8mg (10%)
Other information you may want to know:
Fat: 4g — Saturated (0g), Trans (0g), Cholesterol (0g)
Vitamin C (11%), Vitamin A (6%)
Nutritional Spotlight: Cumin
Passing on meat and dairy does not mean forgoing your body’s need for iron and calcium. The contrary. While it has become an American belief that iron comes from red meat and calcium comes from dairy, the truth is that most people are better able to digest and absorb the nutrients from iron and calcium when consuming plant-based foods like dark leafy greens, beans, and seeds. The cumin seed is a spice often praised for its taste but rarely acknowledged for its nutritional benefits, even though just one tablespoon contains over 46% (yes, nearly half!) of your daily need for iron and 12% of your daily need for calcium. Feeling ready to cook and replenish your body? Go grab some cumin – ground or whole seeds – from the bulk section and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Use often!