Spiralizing is the art of cutting fruits and vegetables into long noodles using a spiralizer. However, if you still doubt why spiraling is necessary at all, and you do not understand why it is so popular and how to join it, if you are not sure why you should spiral and it is not clear how to start, read this article to the end.
Why cut vegetables in spirals?
There are many great reasons why you should try it - to diversify your menu or simply to eat more fruits and vegetables.
Eat more vegetables without even noticing -
vegetable spirals are a great way to include more fruits and vegetables in your diet, for example, when eating regular food, add flour paste with vegetables - zucchini or zucchini, noodles. Unlike slicing or chopping other shapes, spiralized vegetables simply eat more.
Strengthens health and reduces weight -
by eating more vegetables, you eat healthier. Vegetable spirals are low in calories, fat, sugar and carbohydrates. By eating more vegetables, you lose weight, get more fiber to aid digestion, and feel more energetic while reaping the benefits of a fruit and vegetable diet.
Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free -
for people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance, spiral cutting offers an excellent alternative to gluten-containing products - pasta and rice.
Suitable for children -
fruits and vegetables cut into fun spiral shapes are much more fun for children. Also, children will have the pleasure of participating in the interesting process of spiral cutting. Let's add - this should be done under strict parental supervision, as spiral cutters are equipped with sharp blades.
It's simple and quick -
spiral cutting is a convenient and easy way to cut vegetables. Spiralized vegetables also have a shorter cooking time, so spiralizing is a great option for busy people. Spiral cutting is also very creative - you can come up with different ways of cooking and serving, with different tastes and textures. The possibilities are almost endless.
How do spiralizers work?
The sprinklers are very easy to use. All you have to do is choose the width of the spirals you need and watch with pleasure how beautifully the finished spirals are formed.
Which spiral cutter to choose?
There are many different types of spiralizers, so it is important to choose the one that is right for you.
Hand spiral cutters
This is the cheapest solution that works like a pencil sharpener. It's small enough to try spiralizing or make vegetable spirals for a couple of people, but if you have a large family, this spiralizer won't be the best for you.
Spirelli - acts as a pencil sharpener. Suitable for long and narrow vegetables, equipped with two width blades. Wash a vegetable such as zucchini, zucchini, cucumber, carrot, white radish, potato, put it in the cone of a spiralizer and just turn it like a pencil in a pencil sharpener. Cut vegetables up to 6cm wide. Dishwasher safe.
If you prefer traditional cutting methods, a convenient solution will be a julienne knife - it looks just like a regular peeler and cuts vegetables into thin, even strips.
Vertical spiral cutters
Spralfix - this spiral slicer has 4 different spiral cutting widths and will be more suitable for slicing round vegetables such as beetroot, potatoes, fatter courgettes and zucchini, etc.
Choose the width of the spirals you want, place the vegetable in the cutter bowl and simply turn the handle. With this spiralizer, all you have to do is turn a switch to make spirals of different widths.
Electric spiral cutters
Electric spiralizers are equipped with several blades and are very simple to operate. Insert the desired blade into the spiralizer, turn on the spiralizer and place the vegetable to be sliced into its feed. The spiral cutter will do the rest.