The red is what catches your eye first. That beautiful ruby color - can something this beautiful really be bone broth?
You look at the ingredients first, then pause. Beet. Poblano. Serrano. Can you be this adventurous?
You open the jar, you're overwhelmed by the intoxicating aroma - savory, earthy, grounding.
You warm it gently in a saucepan, while you slice a perfectly ripe avocado, the only garnish this bone broth warrants. Not an addition, as if it needed anything, but the perfect buttery companion.
Can you even remember the last time you tasted something so pure? So delicious? Something entirely new? Not spicy, but peppery as if the entire essence of these ingredients slipped out of its rougher clothes and into something smooth and silky.
No wonder they call it, A Texas Treasure.
Intense flavor profile aside, why did we choose these 3 ingredients? For the wild benefits they provide! Check out each ingredient below.
Beets boast an impressive nutritional profile.
They are low in calories, yet high in valuable vitamins and minerals. In fact, they contain a bit of almost all the vitamins and minerals that you need.
Aside from the nutritional profile, beets contain a high concentration of nitrates, which have a blood pressure-lowering effect. This may lead to a reduced risk of heart attacks, heart failure and stroke.
Are you an avid athlete? Consuming beets 2-3 hours before a workout may enhance athletic performance by improving oxygen use and time to exhaustion.
Chronic inflammation? You guessed it. Beets! They may have a number of anti-inflammatory effects.
Beets are also good source of fiber, which is beneficial for digestive health, as well as reducing the risk of a number of chronic health conditions. And if you are looking to lose weight, beets have a high water and low calorie content. Both of these properties are beneficial for weight loss.
Next is Poblano...
Poblano peppers are a type of chili pepper native to Mexico that can add zing to your meals!
Aside from tasting delicious, poblano peppers are rich in fiber, vitamins A and C, and several other nutrients.
Poblanos are also rich in antioxidants and may have anti-cancer effects, wow!
Poblanos may also fight inflammation and help alleviate pain. Some studies suggest that it binds to nerve cell receptors and, in turn, decreases inflammation and pain.
Lastly, because these peppers are full of Vitamin C, they could also give your immune system the extra boost it needs to fight off sickness.
Lastly is the Serrano...
With more spice than the poblano pepper, serrano peppers can be a nutrition-packed way to bring spice and flavor to your favorite dishes.
Capsaicin from hot peppers, like serrano peppers, is used in topical creams to soothe pain and provide relief from deep tissue inflammation. Consuming this hot pepper may help to relieve aches and pains.
Serranos may increase energy expenditure and fat breakdown on the cellular level, in turn, helping with weight loss.
Capsaicin in serranos may also reduce bad cholesterol levels, without impacting good cholesterol.
Finally, capsaicin from hot peppers has been shown to reduce high blood sugar levels and lower the overproduction of insulin in women with gestational diabetes.
Now that you know all about beets, poblanos and Serrano, do you want an easy way to incorporate The Spur into your diet? Check out our Beet Hummus! And be sure to stock up on The Spur so you can start taking advantage of all these great benefits.