Have you heard about pastels?
Not only they are healthy, but they are very tasty at the same time.
This recipe is over 6000 years old and it is found in some recipes in ancient Greece and at the Middle East. People know it as a pastels and you may find it by the name Greek breakfast.
You can even find it in Home’s ‘Iliad’ where it is called Intrion. This is very tasteful recipe, but it also provides us with many health benefits thanks to its medicinal characteristics.
First things: You can read in Homer’s Iliad that intrion (pastels) were given to the Hellenes in order to have more energy and strength for the upcoming battle. The women in Ancient Egypt used pastels for triggering the hormonal glands. Heradot who is also known as the father of history called pastels medicine and delicacy in his records.
What are actually pastels? It is a combination of two super-healthy natural ingredients, sesame seeds and honey. People also are calling it smooth sesame and honey.
The benefits and healing properties of Pastels
Combined together these two ingredients are considered as the most powerful natural combination that providing us with zinc, fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, calcium and many vitamins, particularly B group, and many other ingredients that are vital for our overall health and proper function of the body.
A research has proved that this combination makes a synergy of these all natural ingredients which are efficient for monitoring blood lipid, particularly LDL and HDL cholesterol.
Pastel is very helpful for normalizing irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure and blood flow.
It will provide you with the crucial energy and strength for heavy work and shrink.
According to this research the regular consummation of pastels will deal with chronic fatigue, nervousness and depression.
This combination will leave positive effect on chronic stress within 3 weeks of regular use.
In a study published by Clinical Journal of Nutrition the health benefits of honey and sesame were proved. It proved effective in reducing depression, atherosclerosis, multiple sclerosis and increased blood pressure.
There are 182 compounds in pastel that are helpful for our overall health, particularly the large levels of antioxidants which are helpful in disabling of the cancer development and other serious ailments at the cellular level.
By eating one or two pastels before any important event will boost your energy and will be great support for the health of your whole body.
This is how you can prepare your own pastels:
The original recipe for Pastel
- 300 grams of fahini (paste made from pure ground sesame)
- 300 grams of natural organic honey
You can purchase tahini in health food stores.
If you intend to make your own tahini psate you will need raw hulled seeds and oil by your choice. Normally 2 teaspoons of oil are mixed with one or a half cup of seeds, in dependence on how dense paste you will like. Most recommended oils for this recipe are sesame, sunflower and olive oil. Put the seeds in a pan and apply them on a low heat and fry them a little bit. Make sure you don’t burn them because the seeds will have bitter taste. Wait a little bit for the seeds to cool down and then put them in a blender. Add olive oil and blend them until you get the desired paste.
Mix the honey and tahini paste in a large bowl. Add the accumulated oil on the top of the container together with the tahini paste in the mixture. They are both in liquid form and by whisking them well enough they will imbibe in the composition that can be formed like dough.
While whisking you can you can add a little bit of crumpled walnuts, almonds, pistachios or hazelnuts if you like. Some people are making a mistake by baking them because the pastels will lose many of their beneficial properties and their taste as well.
You should only form balls or some shape by your choice and coat them in whole sesame seeds.
Place them on a tray and keep them in the refrigerator. You should keep them in the fridge even if you are using them as a remedy. Eat 2-3 balls daily.
Be careful when eating them because they have great energetic value.
Source : www.cuisineandhealth.com