Fatty sauce properties
BEARNAISE SAUCE PROPERTIES
Fatty sauce properties
Fatty sauces are generally rejected by most people because they are considered unsuitable for health. Besides, following the actual slimming trend, they are supposed to provide us with to many calories.
Some sauces, such as bearnaise sauce could be included within these consideration, so we are going to study its properties to see if the general opinion has to be taken into account.
What is bearnaise sauce?
The bearnaise sauce is a traditional French sauce, which derives from the hollandaise sauce. This sauce is named after the region of Bearn, France, where it first developed.
It consists of an emulsified sauce, that's to say, it contains a fatty base (egg yolk, butter), an acid (acetic acid, vinegar) and herbs (tarragon, chervil and shallots).
In the traditional cuisine, it is is used to accompany meat and fish and to flavor dishes with egg and some vegetable preparations.
Other sauces derive from it, as Choron sauce (with tomato sauce) and Foyot sauce (with meat jelly).
What gives us the bearnaise sauce?
Nutritionally speaking, as all the fatty sauces, this type of preparation is very high in saturated fats, from butter and eggs, primarily. Being a fatty seasoning, bring us a lot of energy, because fat is the most calorie nutrient there.
But, fortunately, not everything that we highlight in fats are negative traits. Fats, as this type of sauce brings us, are the only natural source of fat-soluble vitamins. These types of vitamins are essential for the proper development of the individual and must be supplied by food.
Main components of bearnaise sauce
The bearnaise sauce contains:
- A high caloric content. Near 50kcal 5g per teaspoon.
- Vitamin A, good for skin and eye health;
- Vitamin D, important for calcium to be absorbed into the bones and prevent osteoporosis. This vitamin is often deficient in vegetarian diets. (* More information: Vitamin D Deficiency in vegetarian diets.)
We invite you to prepare this sauce and enjoy with sensual, cultural and gastronomic pleasure !
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.