- 1 1/2 cups chopped cabbage
- 1 – 16 ounce can tomatoes, undrained
- 1 tsp. caraway seeds
- 1 tsp. Muscovado sugar
- 2 1/4 cups water
- 1 – 15 ounce can navy beans, drained and rinsed
- salt and peppercorns
- Mix the first 5 ingredients into a pot and bring the pot to a boil
- Reduce the heat, cover the pot, and simmer for 20 minutes
- Add the beans,salt and pepper
- Simmer while uncovered for 5 minutes
This soup is a pretty traditional make, but the reason I wanted to make a post regarding this recipe is because of the use of caraway seeds. Caraway seeds aren’t the most common seed that I use, but I chose them because they provide this soup a grounded flavor that isn’t anything like I had experienced before trying this dish. In addition to the flavor, the benefits you can reap just from consuming a small dose of caraway seeds is truly something special.
Here are some of the nutritional facts and many benefits caraway seeds provide:
- Caraway seeds are rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, folate, niacin, and manganese, the latter of which is an essential mineral that helps with metabolism.
- Because caraway seeds are rich in potassium, they’re good for regulating your blood pressure.
- Caraway seeds are a great source of vitamins and store vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that can help improve eyesight. Vitamin A also has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Historically caraway seeds have been used to treat digestive problems because of the dietary fiber they contain. 100g of caraway seeds provide around 38g of fiber.
GFCF, DF, EF, SF
- GFCF – gluten free casein free
- SF – soy free
- DF – dairy free
- EF – egg free