Da Farq is That: Chipotle

what is chipotle heath benefitsWhat is chipotle?
Chipotle (chip-ot-lay) is a vibrate red spice that makes everything taste like hipster. More technically, it is a smoke-dried jalapeño native to Mexico which can come either whole or in ground up form. In the Melbourne food scene, you’ll see it sprinkled over Mamasita’s Elotes Callejeros (Mexican style corn) with mayo, parmesan, sea salt and coriander, blended in with salt as a seasoning over Huxtaburger’s crinkle fries, mixed through mayo at Fonda and basically anywhere else foodies could possibly imagine it. It is so freaking delicious I don’t blame them!

Why is it good for me?
Chipotle contains vitamins and minerals such as capsaicin, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, dietary fiber, as well as vitamin A, K, C, B6, and potassium.

Capsaicin has been shown to significantly reduce the chances of cancer, particularly prostate, lung and pancreatic cancers. Further, it is shown to regulate insulin which may be beneficial for managing type 2 diabetes. It may also be helpful in managing weightloss as capsaicin stimulates fat oxidation, rather than storage which optimises energy management.

Chilli’s are also know to can be helpful for respiratory issues, maintaining immunity, digestion regulation, have anti inflammatory action – maybe those hipsters are on to something!

Where to get it from:
Although popular, I have found it difficult to find chipotle in Melbourne – although I can’t say I have been to every spice stop in Victoria, the only place I have been able to find it is Gewurzhaus, in the The Block Arcade on Collins Street in the CBD. This is not a bad thing though, because if you go there, you get to have lunch at Hopetoun Tea Rooms – yay lucky you! I understand they have other stores in Carlton and Toorak… but that would mean no high tea for you!

What to look for:
You can find chipotle in whole or ground form – if you go with the Gewurzhaus suggested above you are sure to get good quality. However it is a lot like paprika selection, there is bad, cheap paprika and there is beautiful, high end paprika. It does make a difference so always buy the best quality you can afford (find).

How to use:
Chipotle is very versatile and can be used in the same way that other chillies can. Sprinkle over fries, avocado toast or guacamole, use in chocolate or chocolate based desserts, add to both creamy or tomato sauces, over meat, fish or tofu – the list goes on!

More specifically, you can find delicious recipes with chipotle here.

// HOLLA BACK YO



and then.. 
Nadia Felsch Wholefood Society 100% natural organic grain-free gluten free healthy baking mixes

Gluten Free Blueberry Walnut Banana Bread for Dummies

Catalina Miguel May 8, 2017

Phewieee! It has been a hectic year since we moved to Sydney, which has left no time for my blogging – a shame because I do enjoy me some shaking and baking. Unfortunately there is only so much time in…

(Read More)
bio-blends-cacao-banana-super-smoothie-clean-eating-made-by-fressko

Chocolate Lovers Clean Eating Relief Super Smoothie

Catalina Miguel March 11, 2017 (Read More)
surry-hills-sydney-luxury-apartment-apartment-australian-hairpin-leg-industrial-table-wishbone-chairs-17

Conor McSweeney – Designer, Australian Hairpin Legs

Catalina Miguel October 28, 2016

With so much mass produced, offshore veneer furniture in the marketplace, it is kind of magical when you find a local talent making beautiful timeless furniture with native wood. Meet Conor McSweeney – the Irishman product amazing hairpin leg furniture…

(Read More)
health lab founder jess thomas healthy clean treats australia

Jess Thomas – Founder, Health Lab – Babes with Balls!

Catalina Miguel October 26, 2016

What lengths would you go to to take a chance and start your dream business? Jess Thomas’ leap of faith included selling her car, quitting her job and getting down to doing good old fashioned hard work. Our number one…

(Read More)
1 2 3 83


Screen Shot 2016-02-17 at 15.40.32   @theunimpossibles

No Instagram items available.





PageLines