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In the west when we think of super foods we usually picture avocados or strawberries but in many other cultures organ meat is considered one of the healthiest, most NUTRIENT dense foods you can consume.
One of the reasons that liver never fared to well in the west is the misconception that the liver holds toxins and could be unhealthy.
The reality is that the liver doesn’t contain any more toxins than the rest of the body does.
In fact, studies have shown that the LIVER FUNCTIONS more as a way to move toxins out of your body than to store them. The cleaner the animal the cleaner the liver. This is why it is important to look for grass fed organic meats. Whether you are cooking a steak or a liver you want your food to be clean and healthy.
Why is Liver so Good for You:
- Liver contains an abundance of iron and is concentrated in a very usable form for your body.
- Liver is a fantastic source of Vitamin A.
- Liver contains copper, folic acid, purines and cholesterol.
- Athletes love it for its effectiveness in combating fatigue.
Dr. Weston Price, a man considered to be an expert in the field of NUTRITION has stated that many cultures that make use of organ meat as a regular part of their diets lived free from many of the chronic illness that plague so many Americans. Dr. Price also points out that in the animal kingdom a predator will instinctively go for the organ meat because it is such a powerhouse of nutrition. Compared with the meat from muscle tissue that most of us are used to, the liver is a far superior provider of nutrition.
Organic Chicken Liver Recipe
1 pound organic chicken livers (cut up and dredged in flour)
1 pound fresh organic mushrooms; sliced
1 small onion; sliced thin
4 tablespoons organic butter
2 tablespoons organic olive oil
salt and pepper; to taste
1/2 cup white or red wine
2 tablespoons fresh parsley; chopped
Clean the livers by removing any connective tissue and cut them in half. Pat dry on paper towels.
Heat the butter and oil, add the mushrooms and onions and saute until nicely brown, stirring occasionally.
Add the chicken livers and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the wine and cook, stirring to incorporate any pan drippings, for an additional minute or two. Adjust the seasonings.
Garnish individual servings with parsley. Serve over basmati rice. Serves 4
Whether liver for dinner sounds appetizing or not it may be worth a try! The NUTRIENT rich organ meat is hard to beat when it comes to the nutritional value you will get with just one meal.
I am a liver lover and I have been for many decades. My grandmother used to make it for our family and it was delicious. When I researched how healthy chicken liver is, I decided to make it a few nights ago. My recipe for chicken livers with mushrooms, onions and wine add just the right flavor to make this a tasty and healthy dinner. My dinner tasted delicious! If you haven't experienced chicken liver before, just try out this recipe and let me know how you like it. If liver is just not your thing, try my other recipes.
FYI: Actual photo taken by my new Nokia Lumia phone.