salicornia

Eating healthier has never been this easy and more delicious with AI Areesh’s Quinoa-Kale chicken Burger with Salicornia.

Salicornia

Salicornia, also known as asparagus of the sea, sea bean, samphire – has taken the culinary world by storm with its taste and nutritional benefits.

The International Center for Bioslaine Agriculture (ICBA), a non-profit agricultural research center, is helping local farmers to grow Salicornia through an initiative funded under the Live Innovation Grant Programme of Expo 2020 Dubai. Salicornia, a salt-loving plant, is grown using reject brine from inland desalination units. This nutritious local vegetable is resilient to heat, drought, and salinity, and thrive in the UAE’s environments. A versatile veggie that is locally grown in the UAE making it a suitable raw material, Salicornia is rich in immunity-building properties and is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. It is also a natural antioxidant. When used in dishes, Salicornia helps reduce the use of salt by up to 40 percent.

Quinoa-Kale Chicken Burger - The better burger

Developed in collaboration with the ICBA, our Quinoa-Kale Chicken Burger with Salicornia is the healthier and tastier alternative to traditional meat burgers. Using Salicornia means the burger patties have 40% less sodium content, and with the infusion of Quinoa and Kale as key ingredients, they have 25 percent more protein, 4 times more calcium, 12 times less fat and 90 percent fewer calories than traditional chicken burgers.

Available at Union Coop, Aswaaq and Emirates Coop and priced at AED 23

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