Bimi, the vegetable & # 039; with superpowers & # 039; that you can now find in Mercadona

If you are one of those who are always aware of the food trends, surely your supermarket has already passed superfoods such as chia seeds, goji berries or baobab. But you had heard before the bimi? It is a curious mixture that a Japanese company decided to create a few years ago. His intention was to obtain a product similar to broccoli, but with a flavor and superior properties.

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Their experiment worked when they naturally added broccoli and Chinese cabbage kailan. The result? A nice green stems shaped like a tree that They provide 20% more vitamin C than broccoli.

This is how the bimi was born, the vegetable that has now become fashionable. In fact, even supermarkets like Mercadona have it on the shelves in their corridors. The bimi has become so popular that he even has his own Instagram account with trivia and recipes.

Properties and benefits of bimi

Although it is a very good vegetable, the OCU He explained that we should not get so excited about it either. "It has interesting properties (vitamin C and bioactive compounds), but this vegetable, which almost triples the price of broccoli, is not a miraculous food," they warn.

However, bimi, which can be eaten both raw and cooked, does have healthy properties. The ones that stand out are the antioxidants, because it contains a significant amount of vitamin C. It is also rich in polyphenols, which help prevent and control cardiovascular diseases.

And not only that: a study conducted by the Polytechnic University of Cartagena states that bimi contains 60% more bioactive compounds (substances that promote good health) than broccoli. Although yes, most of these compounds go when we boil them in water, so the ideal would be to consume it grilled or raw.

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