5 Immune-Boosting Moroccan Tagines

These nutrient-dense Moroccan tagines are loaded with anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting herbs and spices. Tagine dishes are slow-cooked outrageously savory stew, typically made with meat, chicken or fish together with a variety of vegetables, spices, dried fruits and nuts. I love these dishes for their delightful harmony of flavors, color and textures.

You can make these dishes vegetarian, but make sure to get protein. Protein is critical for immune function.

Protein is critical for immune function and protein malnutrition is a big risk factor for death from infections. Eat approximately 1 gram/kg or about half your body weight in grams of protein a day, or about two four-ounce servings of organic, clean animal protein. Plant-based proteins (legumes, nuts/seeds) are adequate if consumed in enough quantity. Try tofu and tempeh from non-GMO soy for the highest protein concentrations.

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Protein is critical for immune function …

Here are the spices most often used in Moroccan cuisine.  Their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties together with other micronutrients can help improve immune function and prevent disease.

  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamon
  • Cumin
  • Paprika

Moroccan Meatball Tagine – Epicurious

Chicken, Apricot and Almond Tagine– Color My Food

Not only do the apricots give this dish fabulous flavor, they are rich in vitamin C and A also that play important role in the immune system. Vitamin C helps your body’s natural defense mechanisms fight off bacteria and viruses. Vitamin A has an anti-inflammatory effect.

(Chicken), Chickpeas and Mint – Color My Food

Orange and Fennel Tagine with Chicken – My Moroccan Food

Fennel has a mild licorice flavor and is rich in minerals including selenium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium.

The selenium found in fennel appears to stimulate the production of killer T-cells and modulates the immune system in other ways. Studies have shown dietary intake of selenium can improve immune response, especially to viral agents

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dietary intake of selenium can improve immune response, especially to viral agents…

Lamb Tagine with Prunes – My Moroccan Food

Lamb is an excellent source of zinc. Your body needs zinc for your immune system to work properly.

Additional Moroccan Recipes

My Moroccan Food

A fabulous assortment of delicious, nutritious recipes.

Instapot Moroccan Recipes – Instapot Eats

Characterized by a tapestry of spices, Moroccan food is often a combination of a range of interlacing flavors.

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