The benefits and harms of urbech apricot kernel
Environmental pollution with toxic waste has made the search for organic food a big problem. Urban is popular among healthy food followers as a natural product with high nutritional value, medicinal properties and just a treat. The composition, types and characteristics of urbech from apricot kernels will be discussed later.
What is urbec?
The traditional Dagestan dish is a viscous pasta made from flax seeds ground on stone millstones. The product was used by the mountaineers on hikes to quickly restore strength and energy.
Important! If you make an urbec of roasted nuts and seeds, its taste will become better, but the product will lose its healing properties.
Natural high-calorie concentrate of proteins (18%), fats (45%) and carbohydrates (37%) served as a source of food, a small amount of which could quickly satisfy hunger and restore strength after prolonged physical exertion in mountain transitions.
Today, urbec is valued as an energy supplement to dietetic food, rich in B vitamins, magnesium, calcium and other macro- and microelements. The paste consists of raw components of natural origin, does not contain artificial impurities and does not undergo heat treatment. This is a real "live" product, tasty and healthy.
Is it possible to make an urbech from apricot kernels?
Originally consisting of flax, today urbech is made from all kinds of seeds, nuts and seeds: sesame, pumpkin, hemp, coconut, pistachios, hazelnuts, almonds and many others. You can find a variety of multicomponent mixtures with the addition of honey, oil or maple syrup.
Important! Only a trusted manufacturer should be trusted, using high-quality raw materials that do not undergo heat and chemical processing during production.
The apricot kernel paste is unique in its composition, has healing properties and, judging by the reviews, has the best taste among all urbichs. Especially popular is the urbec of coconut pulp and apricot kernels.
It is impossible to make an urbec on your own using a coffee grinder or blender. In this way, the kernels are ground into ordinary nut powder. Real pasta is prepared by grinding seeds on stone millstones with the release of the oil contained in them.
A similar effect can be achieved using a mortar and pestle, but you will have to spend too much effort and time to get the minimum amount of product. Due to such difficulties, it is recommended to purchase a ready-made urbec.
The benefits and harms of pasta
Apricot kernels that make up the product contain vitamins (A, E, C, and group B), minerals (potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, iodine, and others), unsaturated fatty acids (palmitic, oleic, linoleic), proteins, carbohydrates and fiber.
Important! Amygdalin contained in apricot kernels is broken down in the gastrointestinal tract into hydrocyanic acid and its salts - cyanides, which can cause severe poisoning with excessive use.
- Such a complex of substances has a beneficial effect on the human body and brings tangible health benefits:
- It has a strong anti-cancer effect, comparable in power to a drug;
- protects cells from premature aging and improves skin condition;
- helps with respiratory diseases;
- cleanses the body of toxins and improves metabolism;
- improves memory and concentration;
- increases efficiency and activates the body's defenses.
Urbech is useful for intense sports activities, hard physical work, and during recovery from illness. But, like any potent remedy, it should be taken with caution. The recommended norm for an adult healthy person should not exceed 2-3 tsp. in a day. An overdose can be harmful and cause headache, nausea and amygdalin poisoning.
When losing weight
Due to the properties of the natural components of the paste, Urbech is included in some diets to normalize metabolism and reduce weight. For these purposes, they use pure pasta without additives, each calorie of which nourishes the body with energy, muffles the feeling of hunger for a long time and does not remain in the body in the form of fat deposits.
The maximum effectiveness is obtained from the morning reception of the product during breakfast in the amount of 1-2 tsp.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding
During pregnancy and the subsequent feeding of the baby with mother’s milk, it is necessary to constantly monitor how many new biologically active products can be consumed so as not to cause eating disorders or allergic reactions in the nursing mother and the baby.
In the absence of intolerance, a pregnant woman can take urbec in the usual amount. During lactation, the first six months it is advisable to refrain from eating pasta, and later you can gradually introduce it into the diet. This will positively affect the production of milk, strengthen hair and nails, improve the condition of the skin and saturate the body with useful substances.
According to the general recommendations of pediatricians, children under 3 years old should not be given any kind of nuts and seeds, including apricot urbec. The child’s body is not yet ready to digest such heavy foods, and vegetable protein nuts can act as a strong allergen. Upon reaching the age of three, after carrying out allergological tests, you can gradually introduce paste into the diet of the child.
You should start with a small amount, a pea-sized piece will be enough. If undesirable reactions to apricot kernels, honey and other components of urbech are not observed, you can offer the product to the child 1-2 times a week for 0.5-1 tsp.
With individual intolerance and food allergy to the kernels of apricot kernels or other components of urbec, it is necessary to abandon its use. The paste is also not recommended for diseases of the gallbladder, pancreas, hormonal imbalance. With obesity, it is undesirable to take the drug due to its high calorie content.
Did you know? There are two types of apricot kernels: sweet and bitter. Bitter varieties have stronger antitumor properties.
Apricot kernel urbech has a more fluid consistency compared to other types of pastes and a slightly astringent taste. You can significantly improve the taste by preparing goodies according to the old recipe, adding honey and oil to the paste in equal proportions. As a result, the product will become thicker and sweeter, the viscosity will disappear, but the original almond nut flavor will remain.
Video: apricot kernels on a blender a la urbec
There are several ways to use it:
- bite or spread on a bun with tea or milk;
- as an additive to cereals and muesli;
- on the principle of fondue, dunk fruit slices in urbec;
- in the form of salad dressings.
A valuable dietary product, a natural energy pantry and a natural immunomodulator, Dagestan apricot urbech is an indispensable nutritional supplement to restore strength and support health and immunity. A unique treat, an elixir of youth and a substitute for unhealthy sweets, it is ideal for those who adhere to the rules of a healthy diet.