User Posts: Patrizia Carbone

Baru (or Dipteryx alata) is a species of the Fabaceae legume family. The tree is referred to as the “Baruzeiro” (in Portuguese) and its produce “castanha de ...

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We all know how important it is to drink water to stay hydrated but are we actually drinking enough? Most people don't drink enough water! A survey carried out ...

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If, like me you think that your morning coffee wakes up your brain, well you'd be right, but wait, there's more! Our daily coffee beans that provide us our ...

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Kratom or 'Mitragyna speciosa' is a Southeast Asian evergreen tree belonging to the coffee family. It is indigenous to Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Indonesia, ...

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Haritaki or Terminalia chebula is a tree that grows in the forests of India, south east Asia, Nepal, and south west China. Its dried, bitter super fruits have ...

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Monk fruit or luo han guo (Siraitia grosvenorii) is a small green melon native to Southern China and Northern Thailand. It was apparently used by 13th-century ...

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Grass jelly, is a dessert that looks like jelly, hence the name, and is very popular mainly in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Southeast ...

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It might be because I've just gotten back from a short trip to Asia that I'm now, totally into all sorts of soyabean food! Tempeh or Tempe is a traditional ...

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The peach (Prunus Persica) tree is originally native to the Northwest of China. It gained its name ‘Persica’ after being widely cultivated in Persia (today’s ...

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Panela, also known as rapadura is actually unrefined whole cane sugar, originally grown in Central and Latin America, in particular Colombia. It is obtained by ...

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Nigella seeds or black cumin (Nigella sativa) are an anciently known, old spice, they were found in Tutankhamun’s tomb, and the Old Testament Bible mentioned ...

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When we talk about capers, we're referring to the flower buds of the Capparis spinosa (caper bush) perennial plant (ie. living longer than 2-years) that are ...

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Miso (みそ or 味噌) is a traditional Japanese and Chinese fermented ingredient that has been used for centuries. Its paste is made by fermenting soybeans with ...

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As we have seen with kimchi, fermented foods date back a long way. It seems that the Romans already mentioned preserving turnips and cabbage with salt. ...

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Kimchi (김치 in Korean) is a traditional Korean side dish made from fermented and salted vegetables, scallions and different seasonings such as garlic, chilli ...

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