They’re back! Fiddleheads, a seasonal delicacy with an A+ in Nutrition! Could they be the next superfood?
At only 20 calories per 1/2 cup serving Fiddleheads have twice the antioxidant content of blueberries are a source of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, high in beta-carotene, contain iron, fibre, vitamin A, C and are rich in potassium.
Top them with fresh herbs and lemon juice or enjoy them with any of the following:
- Wild Rice
- As a side to smoked salmon, chicken, beef or turkey.
- Add them to your stir-fry for dinner.
- Add them into an omelet for breakfast.
But my all time favorite is having them on their own with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
* Fiddleheads should never be eaten raw. They should be thoroughly cooked before eating. Click here for Food Safety Tips for Fiddleheads – Health Canada and find out how to properly cook them and tips for avoiding food-borne illnesses.
PureSense Health Clients – 1 cup cooked Fiddleheads with 1 Tbsp Olive Oil = 1 Veggie + 1 Fat