Salsa is good nutrition and a condiment . The tomatoes, provide Vitamin C and significant amounts of Vitamins A and B which includes niacin, and riboflavin. The minerals to consider are magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, chromium, and foliate.
Chilies play a prominent role in Mexican cuisine and there is much more to them than just being hot or spicy to the palate. They contain anti-oxidants and are high in vitamin C, B-6 and other trace minerals. Chilies naturally raise metabolic rate. Its active ingredient, capsaicin, generates heat and also increase heart rate when consumed, both of which help to burn calories. Medical studies done with capsaicin using red bell peppers and chilies, reported that capsaicin can suppress the appetite.
The World Health Organization (WHO) supports the use of onions for the treatment of poor appetite, the prevention of atherosclerosis, the treatments of coughs, colds, asthma and bronchitis. To finish it off, limes or lemons have high levels of Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6, potassium, folic acid and flavonoids.
Salsa is a meal in itself with all that nutrition. Enjoy the video!!
Fresh Mexican Salsa
5 red tomatoes chopped, medium sized
½ medium yellow onion, diced
3 Serrano peppers, diced
½ cup cilantro, chopped
¼ cup lemon juice
Remove the seeds from the tomatoes and Serrano peppers (leave ribs for a mildly hotter salsa, if not remove ribs as well). Chop and dice the onion, tomato and peppers. Mix in a medium bowl. Add lemon juice and mix in until well incorporated. Fill two mason jars and store in refrigerator for up to 10 days.
Enjoy with tortilla chips or any Mexican meal.
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