Psyllium (psyllium husk) is a dietary fiber composed of 80-85% soluble fiber. Due to this, psyllium perfectly normalizes the work of the gastrointestinal tract, reduces the feeling of hunger, cleanses the intestines, and stabilizes the digestion process. It is a strong enterosorbent that removes harmful substances from the body. And for those who follow the Dukan diet, taking it will help reduce total cholesterol by 4%, and low-density (bad) cholesterol by 7%. If psyllium is used for a long time and in combination with other natural remedies ( flax seeds , wheat bran, pectins, vegetables and fruits), this will help improve metabolic processes at the cellular level and help reduce weight. Improving bowel function and slowing down the absorption of fats contribute to weight loss.
In addition to all the medicinal properties, psyllium has great culinary possibilities. The main feature is that it perfectly absorbs moisture, while forming a gel-like mass. Thanks to this property, psyllium perfectly thickens the dough and gives it the necessary viscosity. It has no taste and smell, therefore it is neutral in any baking. When adding psyllium to the dough, let it sit for 5-10 minutes to absorb the moisture so you can judge the consistency of the dough. If too thick, add liquid.
A very easy recipe for cottage cheese fritters for the whole family:
- 1 pack (350g) fat-free cottage cheese
- 3 eggs
- 2-3 tbsp. spoons of psyllium
- 50 ml cream
- a pinch of vanillin
Combine eggs with cottage cheese and vanilla, add psyllium and cream, mix well and leave for 10 minutes so that the psyllium absorbs moisture. If the dough is too viscous, add more cream; if it is too thin, add another half-spoon of psyllium. Fry them for a couple of minutes on each side until golden brown. Fritters are neutral and go well with both sweet and salty. Therefore, it can be served both with honey, jam, cinnamon, and with caviar, ham, salted fish.