For 2 people
- 20 g dried nettle
- 150 g whole grain what flour
- 2 eggs
- 300 ml milk, skimmed (a vegetal substitute might also work)
- Pour the dried nettles into the milk and let them rehydrate for about 15 minutes.
- Add the eggs, flour and salt and mix everything.
- Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat and cook the batter like you would a crepe.
- Fill this crepe with stir-fried vegetables of your choice (using olive oil preferably) and add a bit of grated cheese before serving.
Recommended daily portion
Consume 2 of these crepes to cover your daily intake of nettles.
Preparation and dosage
Consume 10 g/day (= 5 tablespoons) of dried nettle corresponding to approximatively 25 g of fresh nettles.
We recommend consuming nettle dried, or fresh and steamed for only a few minutes, in order not to lose its hypoglycaemic activity.
Proven health benefits of Nettle
Nettles are effective against prostate hyperplasia and seem also beneficial for kidney stone management and for their anti-inflammatory properties, even though further investigations are required to confirm these health benefits.
Recipes with Nettle
Nettles and Chicken Risotto
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Nettle SoupIngredients For 4 people 100 g fresh nettle leaves (without the stalks) 1 onion Curry powder 1 L water Salt Plain yoghurt, low-fat (optional Instructions Wash the nettles, pick them over and discard the tough stalks. Chop the onion and brown it in a pan...