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Ginger

Ginger

Aromatic, pungent and spicy, ginger adds a special flavor and zest to Asian stir fries and many fruit and vegetable dishes. Fresh ginger root is available year round in the produce section of your local market. Ginger is the underground rhizome of the ginger plant with a firm, striated texture. The flesh of the ginger Read more…

What’s New and Beneficial about Green Peas?

What's New and Beneficial about Green Peas?

We don’t usually think about green peas as an exotic food in terms of nutrient composition—but we should. Because of their sweet taste and starchy texture, we know that green peas must contain some sugar and starch (and they do). But they also contain a unique assortment of health-protective phytonutrients. One of these phytonutrients—a polyphenol Read more…

Banana: sportspersons’ best friend

Banana: sportspersons’ best friend

If you’ve ever watched a tennis match, you saw that during short breaks in addition to hydrate properly, sportsmen take the opportunity to eat something. So it is not uncommon to see one, sometimes taking a bite of banana. You might think they do it because it is part of the group of easy to Read more…

December: Seasonal foods

December: Seasonal foods

If any of us ask for foods that we consider typical December, the first thing that comes to mind is nougat, champagne, grapes, candied sweet coal, etc. But do not confuse typical food with seasonal food. Seasonal foods are those that have their moment of ideal consumption in specific time period, due to its natural Read more…

How to predict the weather by observing a coffee with milk

How to predict the weather by observing a coffee with milk

The title of this article, “How to predict the weather by observing a coffee with milk”, it could be the name of a new posthumous publication of the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson. But nothing further. Apart from “the vast extension” of the statement, it has little to do with the novels of the Swedish Read more…

Iron and calcium: 3 myths about foods

Iron and calcium: 3 myths about foods

There are many food myths, some entrenched in popular culture due to an error from scientific reports, like the false high iron content of spinach (product of an erroneous report from E. von Wolf of the late 19th century), other intentionally promoted for profit, and others simply as the result of some dynamic propagation of Read more…

Ceramic Knives: advantages and disadvantages

Ceramic Knives: advantages and disadvantages

Ceramic knives are increasingly in vogue, adding to the catalog of options for those who are in the process of buying or renewing their knife set. And I do not deny that buying knives is, once overcome the dilemma, “trilemma” or “quatrilemma” of selection of the pans , one of the milestones in the gear Read more…

Watermelon: Big red watery berry

Watermelon: Big red watery berry

In every season we find what is known as seasonal fruit. If winter oranges and tangerines are not lacking in the orchard, in summer, you will find fresh watermelon in the refrigerators of all households. Its size, usually large-scale, one-piece makes it ideal for the whole family to share. There are several species of watermelons, Read more…