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Roasted Fennel and Potato

Potatoes drying and prepping to cook

Organic Soup Kitchen’s Roasted Fennel and Potato recipe contains important heavy metals and carbohydrates to support developmental, metabolic, and digestive health. 

Fennel contains high levels of manganese, a heavy metal that is necessary for multiple aspects of human health development and maintenance. As an essential nutrient, manganese cannot be made by the body and must be supplemented by diet. It is required by several systems in the body, from the immune system to the nervous system, for proper development and functioning. It also plays an important role in regulating energy for the cells in the body, growing bone and connective tissue, and clotting blood. 

Potatoes are concentrated sources of carbohydrates, the majority of which are in the form of resistant starches (a complex carbohydrate). When resistant starches reach the large intestine in the body, they are fermented by resident bacteria and converted into short-chain fatty acidsShort-chain fatty acids are beneficial sources of energy for the gut microbiota and can therefore be categorized as a prebiotic. Prebiotics are important components of the human diet because they are helpful for maintaining the gut microbiota, which has been shown in multiple studies to reduce risk for many diseases, including colorectal cancer.

Overall, Organic Soup Kitchen’s Roasted Fennel and Potato soup is a low-sodium, low-fat option for those looking to boost their overall health development, maintenance, and functioning. 

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