Tuna turmeric onion tortilla
This tuna turmeric onion tortilla has a gorgeous golden colour and rich flavour. Above all, it’s delicious comfort food to eat all year round. The good news is both turmeric and tuna are good for you. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, and it has powerful biological properties. These may be beneficial for chronic pain and inflammation. Tuna is an excellent source of Omega 3. Win, Win.
Having fish 2-3 times a week is important for a healthy heart, brain, and eye function.
Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)
Move over Taco Tuesday it is now tortilla Tuesday! Safcol tuna is a great replacement for red meat which when eaten in excess of over 350g a week is linked to a higher risk of some cancers. Having fish 2-3 times a week is important for a healthy heart, brain, and eye function.
Tuna adds many nutrition benefits including a good source of iron to help oxygen to be transported throughout your body. Also, iodine and selenium for optimal thyroid health and consequently metabolic function. B12 and choline are also included in this fish and are vital for a normal central nervous system function. B12 also plays a role in making your red blood cells. Finally, vitamin D which is needed to support your immune function and is needed for proper calcium absorption in your body.
Adding to the immune boost is the onion with its antioxidant called quercetin and the antioxidant allicin in the garlic. Quercetin also helps support better blood flow in your arteries and decreases blood pressure. If you can opt for the extra virgin olive oil over the regular olive oil you will be adding not only heart-healthy monounsaturated fat but over 36 different antioxidants!
Potatoes often get a bad wrap but are full of nutrition value. Including a good source of the mineral potassium which is needed to support healthy blood pressure and folate which plays a role in DNA repair and synthesis. Turmeric is a fantastic spice to add to your diet as the curcumin has strong anti-inflammatory properties and with the help of black pepper, these effects are increased as much as 2000 times!
Adding to the protein, iodine, selenium, choline, Vitamin D and B12 is the mighty egg! Eggs also add vitamin A which gives your body additional immune support and helps your eyes function at their best. It is clear to see why taco Tuesday needs to become tuna turmeric onion tortilla Tuesday!
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This nutritional information has been created using the foodstandards.gov.au online tool. While every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, it should be considered a guide only.
If you like tuna, be sure to check out our tuna recipes page for more inspiration!
Some say that Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Many high-quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain. After all, it has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Most studies used turmeric extracts that are standardized to include large amounts of curcumin. – source: Healthline.
The turmeric on shelves and in spice cabinets is made of the ground roots of the plant. The bright yellow colour of processed turmeric has inspired many cultures to use it as a dye. Ground turmeric is also a major ingredient in curry powder.