Soups for Health - Green Pea and Wasabi Soup

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Green Peas have both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant nutrients. They are rich in flavonoids and carotenoids and are a low-fat, protein rich, high fibre, legume that provide almost 30 mg of Omega -3s Alpha-linolenic acid in one cup of green peas. Peas have a low glycemic index and help control blood sugar. Both chronic inflammation and oxidative stress are the risk factors for type 2 diabetes, and the nutrient composition of green peas helps lower the risk of this chronic health ailment. Wasabi has anti-bacterial and anti inflammatory properties but since it is consumed in such small quantities, there are limited nutritional benefits. The taste is what makes it special.

Yields : 4 Serves

2 cups Frozen Green Peas

2 cups Organic Vegetable Broth

2 cups Water

1/2 cup White Onion 1/8 tsp White Peppercorns

2 Bay Leaf

1 tbsp Butter

1/2 tsp Wasabi Paste

1/4 tsp Sea Salt & Black Pepper (or to taste)

In a heavy bottomed pot cook the onions in butter and add the white peppercorns and bay leaves. Add the green peas and water and broth. Cook for 20-30 minutes. Take the soup off the heat and puree the mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Add the wasabi and mix thoroughly.

Rashmi ZImburg