Healthy superfood with possibilities

World Quark Day – January 19

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Just one example of what quark can do.

Jeslie Avestruz, Staff writer

World Quark Day officially celebrates the quark and its many benefits.

This international holiday encourages you to learn how to easily integrate quark into our day. You can become familiar with the many ways that quark can be used. As you do so, you will be promoting good health!

What is quark anyway? Quark is a European superfood staking its claim on supermarket shelves around the world. According to an article in True Beauty magazine, “quark is a high-protein, fat-free, fresh soft cheese that has a similar creamy texture to sour cream without all the fat and calories.” It can be used for baking, cooking, and blending. There are no limits when using quark. It can be used in place of almost any dairy. (https://cutt.ly/Qjvcs4p)

For Europeans, millions have benefited from using quark for centuries. From desserts to home remedy to beauty products, quark has many possibilities. You might not be able to find it in your local grocery store, but if you want to try it, you can make it at home. Check out this recipe: https://www.whatsforlunchhoney.net/2008/10/quark-recipe.html,

Once you make it, you might choose to use it in many ways. Daringgourmet.com suggests these ideas and more:

Spread it on toast or bagels with your favorite savory or sweet toppings

Use it as a base for parfaits

Mixed with fruit preserves or fresh fruit for a quick and healthy dessert

In smoothies for a great velvety texture

Use it in anything that calls for cream cheese

On baked potatoes

In your muffin, cupcake or cake batter

In creamy salad dressings or sauces in place of sour cream, heavy cream or yogurt

If you find or create quark and use it this month, share your experience! Spread the word and wisdom of healthy eating and living by using #WorldQuarkDay and #quarkupyourlife on social media.

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