Wednesday, August 8, 2007

You and I, sambil santai kat pantai kita bantai petai ..?

Assalamualaikum / Good Day.....
I received an e mail this morning from a friend of mine regarding with our favourite 'ulam' which is in season right now...Thanks for the e mail PokNik, my friend. Thought of sharing with all of you out there the benefits of Petai but then Noushy found out that it was a prank....
Anyway for all of you out there PETAI or Parkia speciosa (petai, twisted cluster bean, yongchaak or stink bean), is a plant of the genus Parkia in the family Fabaceae. It bears long, flat edible beans with bright green seeds the size and shape of plump almonds which have a rather peculiar smell, characterised by some as being similar to that added to methane gas.
Smell aside, the virtue and quality of the fruit is more important and significant...
To all out there, my apologies for the misleading article earlier. It was very unethical for those who circulated the unfounded, misleading info about Petai...
Beib still ponders about the benefits of PETAI but somehow still loves to consume...
this uncultivated cro P
that gives best food valu E
and provides energy boos T
considered as one of the most despised fruit in Malaysi A
is actually good for you and I

7 comments:

Noushy Syah said...

You know what? Aside from the truth facts about this fruit, there's something questionable here...

Not that I refused to believe, but words by words seem like been edited from article on 'eat banana a day keeps the doc's away!!'...

Especially on the research at Middx Univ stated about the brainpower...directly like cnp with just an alteration from the word 'banana' to 'petai...'

p/s too bad I didn't have the copy of that article.....thousand opology if I'm wrong..
But heard it before abt the petai..amazing fruit!!

.... said...

If that is tru then I'll delete/retract the article..Please rectify/verify for me..thanks Noush

Noushy Syah said...

After reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again!

Bananas Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS:
Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anaemia:
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power:
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation:
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn:
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves:
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work?
Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers:
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders becauseof its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control:
Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):
Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking:
Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress:
Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes:
According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine," eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

PLUS
If your roses are covered with Aphids, drape banana skins over the branches, it's amazing, but in a day or less, they are GONE! I've tried it, and I couldn't believe it, no more aphids, as long as I save my banana skins for the rose bushes!

p/s aside from been edited here and there, how could it be possibly these 2 fruits have the same in everythings??

Beib, think about it...how could a research done for the students to EAT PETAI at breakfast, lunch and dinner?? Crazy? Even you guys can't eat it just like that and now you expect us here to eat it as snack?? Aghh..whatever prank they are playing at I think this is so un-etiquette!!

But, mmg petai ada khasiat tersendiri, nti nshy try cari coz I've read abt it benefits on High blood pressure and also it's components as part of treatment in kidney problems especially diabetes mellitus...

Sorry, for taking your space on this entry on petai, nevertheless, keep eating it coz it has a natural remedy as stated...

Beib said...

Thanks Noush...I luv u...heheheh...I was conned!Will retract my entry... Thanks for the info...

chii said...

petai? teringat plak sambal udang petai yg sgt yummy....

chii pernah baca info pasal petai..mostly sama mcm pisang gak..100%

Beib said...

sedap chii makan petai ,cuma baunya saja...tapi takpa org yau kita makan petai bukan makan dadah...heheh

ILA said...

OHO..pasai petai sya &fly mmg suka banget!!!...
& banyak faedah utk kesihatan..
eerr..cuma kalau bab pggunaan tandas yg teramat marah sangat..BAUUUUU!!!