What, you ask, can fight salmonella as good, if not better than antibiotics? Well, funny you should ask. Throw your chips and dip away and consume as much salsa as possible. Just kidding – please don’t take me literally.
Here’s the scoop, however. Cilantro, which is one of the key ingredients in salsa, research has shown that it contains dodecenal. In fact, research is showing that the cilantro seeds are quite medicinal and, in fact, have been used for ages for medicinal purposes.
“Researchers were surprised to learn that dodecenal is the only natural antibacterial agent thus far known to be more effective than gentamicin, a powerful antibiotic medication that used to be prescribed by doctors to combat salmonella.”
In addition to cilantro, if you make your own fresh salsa, that salsa is just a bucket load of health. Salsa usually contains tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime, and green chilies. All of these key ingredients are delightfully healthy. If you’ve never made your own salsa try making a few batches with a variety based on these staple ingredients and find the one that suits you. Black beans can make an excellent addition to help tone down the heat as well as adding some protein.
So, even if you don’t need to cure salmonella and you might just be looking for a great snack, salsa is a great choice because of its taste and healthy properties. Experiment with your salsa recipes and when you come up with one that you think is perfect, go ahead and throw a salsa fiesta!
Have a fantastic day!