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Celebrating World Digestive Health Day
June 06th, 2023
On the 29th of May it was World Digestive Health Day.
If you are someone who has experienced digestive problems you may have come across the LOW FODMAP diet.
FODMAPs are carbohydrates, found mainly in plant foods. Sometimes they are poorly absorbed by the small intestine and when fermented by bacteria can produce gas and cause bloating and cramping.
There are many different causes of poor digestive health but a low FODMAP diet can be beneficial in some cases.
Here is a recipe which is suitable for someone following a low FODMAP diet.
Frying Pan Spinach Souffle
From Riverford Organics
300g spinach, washed
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
75g grated cheddar
Sunflower or olive oil for frying
Salt and pepper
Heat your oven to 210 degrees C/gas mark 6. Cook the spinach in a pan of boiling water for 1-2 minutes, until wilted. Drain and refresh in a bowl of cold water, then drain again. Wring it out with your hands to remove excess water, then roughly chop the leaves.
Separate the egg whites and yolks into 2 bowls. Whisk the egg whites until they form firm but soft peaks using an electric whisk. Lightly beat the egg yolks together. Add the spinach to the yolks, then add the nutmeg and three quarters of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
Take a spoonful of the egg white and stir it into the egg yolk mixture, then very gently fold in the rest. Pour 1 tablespoon of oil into a 21 – 23cm frying pan. Wipe the base and sides with kitchen paper to coat it. Heat the oil gently, then tip in the egg mix and tip the pan from side to side to coat it. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese.
Transfer the pan to the oven for 10 minutes, until the mixture has risen and is fluffy and slightly golden from the melted cheese on top. Cut in half or wedges to serve.
This article was provided by Nicky Seabrook.
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