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Online magazine - Know Your Food

Learn more about the nourishing food items our local farmers produce, and get inspired to start cooking with them in your own home!
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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.
Looking at small sesame seeds it is difficult to imagine that the history of their existence goes far into antiquity. The Assyrian Book of Creation says that the Gods drank sesame wine while creating the world.
Meat of chicken, turkey, quail and chicken eggs - these are the products that you will find in the refrigerator of any housewife. As for the duck meat and duck eggs, they are unfairly pushed into the background.
Over the last years, we have witnessed a real boom in the use of food products for cosmetic purposes, beginning with green tea bags instead of eye patches, ending with natural oils instead of cream. And only occasionally cosmetic products pass their way from the dressing table to the kitchen table. Perhaps, the only exception is argan oil.
Do you like cinnamon? Today it can be bought in every store, and earlier ordinary people could only dream about it.
Muesli (or traditional type of cereal) today is one of the best-selling products in the world. A healthy breakfast containing cereal, fruits, nuts and honey – what else can be more nutritious and tasty to help start the day! Believe it or not, they have appeared on the shelves of our supermarkets only relatively recently, but they have a very rich history.
Pasta is one of the most controversial products today. There are a lot of disputes about its harm and benefit. Some nutritionists recommend to include it in the diet while others think that it should be strictly forbidden. On one hand, pasta is a product with a high content of carbohydrates and gluten, on the other hand it is a product rich in nutrients. So is pasta good or bad?
Though it is quite recently that the benefit of amaranth is being discussed, people have been familiar with its useful qualities for thousands of years. Impressive set of nutrients and great benefit for health returned the amaranth to its former glory. So what is unique about it and why is it so useful?
In much of the United States, rhubarb is nearly synonymous with the spring season. Not typically available year round, its strongly associated with spring, and starts popping up in grocery stores and farmers markets around this time. The red and green plant has some awesome heath benefits, and makes for a sustainable food choice in the spring.
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