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What is porridge?

Porridge is a traditional breakfast dish made by cooking oats in water or milk and adding flavours like honey and sugar for sweet porridge. For salty porridge, you can add vegetables, meat, salt, and spices. Oats and porridge include fibre which is very good for digestion. If you have digestion issues, then you can take porridge every morning that may improve your digestion. Moreover, it can maintain the glucose level in the blood and lower blood pressure. Protein from porridge helps to strengthen the immune system and helps the aching muscles to repair themselves. 

Health benefits of porridge

Porridge helps to reduce heart disease and the risk of diabetes. It reduces inflammation and increases the number of good bacteria in our bodies. Porridge contains iron, zinc, magnesium, vitamin A and vitamin C.it lowers cancer and cardiovascular problems.

Different types of porridge

Congee

Congee is a Chinese porridges, and it is popular in many Asian countries. It makes by boiling the rice until it total broke and mixed well in hot boiling water. It is fed to babies and the sick. If made with other ingredients like fish and meat, They eat as a side dish in china.

Gruel

This type of porridge is thin and mixed with oats, wheat, rice, and cereal. It cooks in boiling water or milk.

Hasty pudding

Cooks in milk or water. Its made with corn or wheat flour. We cook in milk or boiling water until its texture becomes thick and consistent. It is also made more delicious by the topping of ice cream and whipped cream.

Frumenty

It makes with boiled and cracks wheat. It eats with milk, eggs, and a stock of meat. Almonds, saffron, sugar, and the orange flavour use to make sweet frumenty.

Oatmeal 

It type of porridges made of ground oats, crushed oats, and whole oats. It cooks in water or milk until it reaches a thick consistency. Brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, and different nuts use to top oatmeal.

Juk

It makes in Korea. Juk makes of grains like rice, beans, sesame, and azuki beans. It eats as breakfast.

Polenta

Polenta is a porridges made of boiled cornmeal. It is an excellent source of protein and fibre. It includes essential minerals and vitamins. 

Grits 

Its ground corn porridges are made in America, and it is a prevalent dish in the USA. They eat as a breakfast dish, and it is very similar to polenta.

Chatang

Chinese porridge comprises sorghum flour, broomcorn millet, proso millet flour, and glutinous millet flour.

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