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Sweets are probably loved by everyone. But some people prefer candies, while others prefer cakes and pastries. We remember about the dried fruits at the very least. And in vain! Dried fruits are a useful alternative to sweets, marmalade and jam. Dried apricots, raisins and prunes most often appear on the shelves, but there are still some good old apples that you shouldn’t forget about.
Arucola (Erúca satíva), rocket salad - all these are the names of a herbaceous plant, known as arugula. This plant of the Cabbage family was once considered to be an exotic herb, despite the fact that it grows practically in every part of the world.
Every day, new alternatives to traditional milk, rich in calcium and protein, appear. Let’s try to find out if pea milk can compete with it.
With the increasing popularity of “dairy-free” products, it’s evident that many people are looking for an alternative to regular cow’s milk, and more specifically the digestive issues that often come with it. Of these alternatives, A2 milk is one of the trendiest, popping up on grocery stores shelves everywhere. But what exactly is it, and is A2 milk really better for your health?
Moringa is a plant that, until just a few years ago, has not been known to many consumers in western countries. For thousands of years, however, the leaves, bark, flowers, seeds and other parts of it have been used in India to make medicines and as a food source. The popularity of this plant has exploded in Europe and North America since early 2010’s and it has been growing ever since. Here are some basic facts about this tree, and its current and potential uses.
The ancient Greek myths say that mint appeared as the result of jealousy of Persephone - the goddess of fertility and the underworld (she was the wife of Hades). According to the legend, Hades had a lover - a nymph Minta. Persephone was very jealous and turned her into a plant - a scented mint. This fragrant grass spread all over the world and today there are more than thirty species of it.
Spicy cloves that we use to prepare food and drinks, are just not opened dried flower buds of the clove tree (or Sigismum). This tree is the "resident" of the Malukas Islands of Indonesia, but now it is found in India, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Madagascar. For two thousand years, clove and clove oil were widely used in Indian and Chinese folk medicine. What is the secret of its benefit?
A lot of people must have heard about oat milk. It's an excellent product for replacing traditional cow or goat milk for vegetarians and people with lactose intolerance. Can it compete with products of animal origin for its usefulness and nutritional value? Let’s try to find out.
Who does not like bright, juicy and crunchy carrots? This root vegetable can be bought at any store at any time of the year. We are so used to it that we no longer consider it a superfood. And we forget that initially this vegetable was cultivated because of its medicinal properties.
Gelatin is most often used for desserts. A smooth texture and the ability to fantasize made it a favorite ingredient for cooks. What is gelatin? It is a protein that has neither taste nor smell, but has the property of "freezing" dishes.