Eating the Rosca de Reyes is a long-awaited tradition among Mexicans, where they meet to taste this bread, although sometimes with guilt for having eaten excessively in holiday celebrations, without knowing that it can be very nutritious.
According to the agency AC Macgarry Bowen, the recipes have changed over time and have been adapted according to tastes and regions, but it contains common ingredients that provide nutrients and health benefits.
In a statement, it explained that the main ingredient of the Rosca de Reyes is wheat flour, which, by official provision in Mexico, is fortified with iron, folic acid, zinc, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin.
The results show that this measure helps reducing the prevalence of anemia among the Mexican population.
For its part, the fig is rich in fiber and antioxidants, and is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of gastric problems, cancer, respiratory diseases, inflammation, hypoglycemia and microbial infections.
In turn, the quince is a fruit from Eastern Europe and the Middle East related to the apple and pear, among its advantages is the ability to stimulate circulation, strengthen the immune system and promote digestive health; it is beneficial to intestinal inflammation and ulcerative colitis.
While the egg is a rich source of animal protein, as well as valuable nutrients such as choline, vitamin B7 (biotin), vitamin D, vitamin B12 (folic acid), selenium and omega fatty acids.
Similarly, a scientific study showed that the antioxidants in the egg yolk prevent the macular degeneration that occurs naturally with aging.
Meanwhile, milk and butter are dairy products rich in calcium, potassium and magnesium, which contribute to dental and skeletal health.
The butter contains in particular vitamins A, E and K, as well as saturated fats that the body requires for the manufacture of hormones and the proper functioning of the thyroid.
In the case of lemon or orange zest are citrus fruits whose benefits are associated with their high content of vitamin C and bioflavonoids, which act as powerful antioxidants; Vitamin C plays an important role in the response of the immune system, collagen synthesis and healing.