Flu Fighting Cookie in Seoul

This arrived in my inbox today. It sounds pretty interesting.


Greetings;  You might find this interesting..... Chef Garrett

For Immediate Release Sunday, October 18, 2009

Flu Fighting Cookies

Ruby Edwards' TARTINE Bakery & Cafe
119-15 Itaewondong, Yongsangu
Seoul, South Korea [Republic of]
Contact: Lee, Young-Ho, Co-Owner
02-3785-3400   -  010-4186-2051

Flu Fighting Cookies
Kimche and Samgatong as a main course might help fight influenza, but what about dessert?  Now you can have it all.

Chef D.Garrett Edwards -Executive Chef and Co-Owner of TARTINE Bakery & Café, was trying to develop a whole grain cookie that would be both healthful and delicious.  Chef Garrett wanted the texture to be just right, full bodied from the whole grains, seeds, dried cranberries and toasted pecans; and still retain enough moisture to add a softness.

While researching the nutritional values of each ingredient, Chef Garrett realized that not only are many of the ingredients healthful, but some had the added benefits of helping to boost the body's defenses against viral attack.  

While Chef Garrett does not believe that his unique cookies will cure or stop influenza, it is a way to enjoy a cookie and have some health benefits too.  As with anything, these cookies should be enjoyed in moderation.

Powerful ingredients to boost your immunity.

People in Asia have used ginger medicinally for over 500 years, and now we know why. The herb has some antiviral compounds, and its antihistamine properties help combat congestion.

Eat an apple a day, or so the proverb goes, but a cup of cranberries a day provides twice as many antioxidants, which help your body fight off free radicals -cell-damaging molecules.

Rolled oats and steel cut oats are rich in selenium, a nutrient that helps your body fend off harmful free radicals--- including ones that your own body produces when you are sick.

Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc. One ounce of pecans provides 10 percent of the recommended Daily Value for fiber.
Landmark research published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry (June 2004) found that pecans rank highest among all nuts and are among the top category of foods to contain the highest antioxidant capacity, meaning pecans may decrease the risk of cancer, coronary heart disease, and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Zinc is found in wholegrain cereals; Corn Meal, Brown Rice, Rye and Whole Wheat. Zinc helps in the production of about 100 enzymes in your body, builds a healthy immune system, maintains your senses of smell and taste and is needed for DNA synthesis.

Chef Garrett's Flu Fighting Cookie Ingredients
Un-Bleached flour; cinnamon; Nutmeg; Cloves; Ginger; Allspice; Rolled Oats; Corn Meal; Brown Rice; Whole Wheat; Rye; Sesame Seeds; Flax Seeds; Sunflower Seeds ; Cranberries; Pecans; baking soda; Butter; Brown sugar; salt; Eggs; Vanilla

Ruby Edwards' TARTINE Bakery & Cafe
119-15 Itaewondong, Yongsangu
Seoul, South Korea [Republic of]

Contact: Lee, Young-Ho,  Co-Owner
02-3785-3401                         -  010-4186-2051

Daniel Lee Gray
Seoul, South Korea
e-mail: dnlgray@gmail.com


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