The first time I tasted the pickle, I clearly remembered the tingling feeling on my tongue, followed by the taste in my mouth. Since that day, pickles have been an integral part of my diet. Be it spicy mirchi ka achaar or aam ka achaar soaked in oil and spices – I have jars full of variety in my house. But among all these varieties, neem pickle has always been my favourite! And I’m sure you must have at least one jar of it on your kitchen counters. After all, who doesn’t love that tangy and tangy taste?! While most of us spoon it over our parathas, khichdi, rice or anything else for that delicious taste, did you know that neem pickle has many health benefits too? Well, it may sound surprising, but combining these fermented lemons with essential spices can help your health in many ways! You can read about them below:
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Know here 7 health benefits of neem pickle (lemon pickle):
1. Boosts Immunity
In the last two years, all of us have become cautious about our health. With our focus on boosting and boosting our immunity, we have included many things in our diet. Lemon pickle can also help in boosting immunity. This complex is known to be rich in B vitamins which can help with this.
2. Rich in Vitamin C
It is high in vitamin C, which boosts heart health, strengthens the immune system and protects against chronic diseases. This, along with citric acid, aids in the absorption of nutrients such as iron, preventing anemia.
3. Makes Bones Strong
The strength of our bones can be affected by age. It occurs due to deficiency of iron and calcium. Foods rich in calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium can help keep your bones healthy. These essential vitamins are found in lemon pickle.
4. Aid in Blood Flow
High or low blood pressure can be caused by fluctuations in blood flow, both of which are harmful. At least adding lemon pickle to your diet can help in improving blood flow.
5. Rich in Nutrients
Lemons are natural anti-oxidants. Pickles are preserved in oil, water, sodium and sugar and they provide a plethora of nutrients to the food.
6. Improves Digestion
Lemon pickle is a natural preservative that aids in the treatment of digestive problems. Lemon enzymes can help with the production of bile. As a result, it aids in the detoxification process.
7. May Improve Heart Health
Heart health is one of the most important aspects of our life. This pickle is said to be low in fat and cholesterol and high in flavor, making it an excellent, tasty addition to your diet.
With its so many benefits, you can easily make this achaar at your home! And we have just the recipe you need. The recipe we have brought for you today uses less oil and more use of spices. Read it below:
Here is the recipe of Neem Pickle. Lemon Pickle Recipe
To make this, wash and dry the lemon and cut it into small pieces. Place them in a clean vessel or vessel and add salt. Dry roast the fenugreek and red chilies one by one in a pan. Put it in a blender and grind it finely. Mix this powder in a mixture of salt lemon with turmeric powder. In a small pan add sesame oil and add mustard seeds and asafoetida. When mustard seeds start crackling, switch off the gas. Add oil to the lemon mixture and mix well. Lastly, store it in a clean, dry container, bottle or ceramic vessel for at least two days before using it.
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Even though this pickle is delicious and nutritious, it is always better to consult a medical expert before adding lemon pickle to your diet if you have any allergies or health issues. And always remember, moderation is the key to its consumption!
So, make this pickle and let us know how did you like the taste of it.
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