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How to Boost the Health Value of your Pho

How to Boost the Health Value of your Pho
1. Start with a Good Base
The base of your pho is important to both the flavour and the health value of your dish. Asian Home Gourmet's Pho Noodle Soup spice paste contains a delicious and healthy combination of ginger, coriander, star anise and cinnamon. These ingredients have a wide variety of health benefits:
Ginger improves digestion and alleviates indigestion and nausea. 
Coriander is high in Vitamins C and K and contains high levels of iron and magnesium
Star anise has powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties.
Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties and has a powerful anti-diabetic effect.  

2. Customise your Ingredients
Add thinly sliced beef to get your protein hit, some antioxidant-packed mushrooms and a super green like kale or spinach to pack the maximum amount of nutrients into your pho. There's no need to limit yourself to just one green vegetable, you can also add bok choy, shallots, kale or broccoli. Try swapping out the usual rice noodles for some kelp noodles or bean vermicelli or go grain-free by using mung bean sprouts. 

3. Add Healthy Toppings
Topping your pho with bright, fresh ingredients can add texture and flavour and it's also a great opportunity to boost the health properties of your dish. Add some julienned carrots for a crunchy texture and a vitamin boost. Scatter plenty of fresh green herbs such as mint, coriander or basil to add flavour and antioxidants. If you like a bit of heat, throw in some fresh sliced chilli for maximum health benefits. 

Try it for yourself using our Vietnamese Pho Spice Paste today.

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