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Himmels Futter

  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 heaping tsps flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 lb dates, finely cut
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely cut
  • 1 cup whipped cream
Beat the eggs separately until very light. Add sugar. Roll the cut dates and walnuts in flour. Add to the egg mixture. Fold in lightly the remainder of the egg whites. Add flour and baking powder. Bake with love for half an hour. Pour over the whipped cream.
Submitted by Tess M Oct 18, 2009 15 min 30 min 45 min

Dates

  • Dates come from a towering and beautiful Palm tree known as the Medjool
  • Dates were consumed by people in the Middle East almost 8,000 years ago
  • Minerals that help blood pressure are found in dates: Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium, Selenium and Potassium
  • Dates are considered to be an excellent replacement for sugar in many recipes because they have a sweet caramel-like flavor
  • Dates are a good source of the electrolyte potassium which is essential for proper blood pressure and heart health
  • Dates contain tannins which exhibit antioxidant activity and is linked to cardiovascular health
  • Dates are high in fiber which helps to prevent colon cancer

Walnuts

  • A study from the University of Scranton indicates that walnuts contain double the antioxidant value of other nuts which is helpful in fighting cancer cells
  • The Journal of the American College of Nutrition produced a study that indicates walnuts have a stress-reducing effect
  • A Harvard School of Public health study indicates that regular consumption of walnuts by women can reduce the risk of diabetes significantly
  • The FDA suggests daily consumption of walnuts to avoid heart disease
  • Walnut oil is a wonderful addition to a salad
  • Some people avoid shelled walnut products because they are dipped in unhealthy chemicals to loosen the shells
  • Walnuts with darker skin have been grown on the bright side of the tree and are more flavorful
  • The word "Walnut" translates to the nut of Jupiter or the nut of the Gods
  • California is responsible for almost all USA walnuts and 75% of the world's commercial walnut production
  • California-grown walnuts are considered to be among the best in the world
  • The walnut is often referred to as the Persian Walnut because that's where it originated and was a food for the royalty
  • Walnut consumption dates back to 7000 B.C. and is the first tree food known to man
  • A study at Penn State concluded that walnuts can prepare your body to handle stress
  • Walnuts are high in Omega 3 fatty acids
  • The Mayo clinic and the FDA suggest that eating walnuts reduces your risk of heart disease

Egg whites

  • Egg whites contain vitamin B which can reduce stress, alleviate anxiety, and improve memory
  • Egg whites contain absolutely no fat and a tiny amount of carbohydrates
  • Egg whites are an excellent source of protein because their amino acids are easy to digest
  • An egg white contains folate, selenium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous
  • When removing an egg yolk from an egg, you reduce the calorie content by 75%
  • Separate egg yolk from egg white by tossing the yolk back and forth between two shells with a bowl beneath
  • Egg whites are high in protein and low in cholesterol

Sugar

  • The American Heart Association recommends the following for daily sugar intake: 9 Tsp (Men), 5 Tsp (Women), 3 Tsp (Children)
  • The average american consumes over 20 teaspoons of sugar per day
  • Most sweeteners including sugar and fruit extracts, cane juices, honey, syrup, etc. have a fructose/glucose ratio of approximately 50/50
  • Fructose is found in sugar and most sweeteners and is unhealthy because it goes straight to the liver causing diabetes and heart disease
  • Sugar is sometimes referred to as "evaporated cane juice"
  • Many people choose sugar over high fructose corn syrup because sugar is not as highly processed
  • Consumption of sugar increases insulin levels, increases energy, but then leads to a drop in both and likely a craving for more food
  • Sugar is a carbohydrate with about 9 calories per sugar cube
  • About 40% of the world's sugar production comes from Brazil
  • The fully mature sugar cane stem can grow as tall as five meters
  • Sugar cane and sugar beet are the most common sources of refined sugar

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