Monthly Archive: September 2013

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2 April

  1953 – The journal Nature published a paper by Francis Crick and James Watson, which were the first scientists to describe the double-stranded DNA molecule. back to calendar  

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Scoville scale

  The Scoville scale is used to sensory evaluate the pungency (spicy heat) of chili peppers and other spicy foods. The scale is reported in Scoville heat units (SHU), a function of the concentration of the naturally occurring alcaloide capsaicin. The scale is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur...

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5 April

  2014 – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that the country will not import american GM products: “If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.” Medvedev ordered widespread...

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Spicy baked potatoes

  This meal is perfect as a side dish, or can be eaten on its own. Ingredients 4 potatoes 2 carrots a piece of butternut squash 1 leek salt, pepper garlic powder 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon mustard olive oil Preparation Wash and peel the vegetables, chop potatoes and...

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Almond breakfast “cereals”

  If you use to make almond milk at home, maybe you might not have an idea what to do with the residual pulp. Except for making almond flour, it is possible to make a dry “cereal” for breakfast. Ingredients 1,5 cup of wet almond pulp 1 cup of apple...

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Pizza dough

  The following is the basic recipe for pizza dough. Ingredients These ingredients are sufficient for the standard baking pan size, and the baked pizza crust will be half centimeter thick (1/4 inch). 300 grams of wheat flour (white to integral or their mixture) 1 flat tablespoon dry yeast 1/2...

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Puzzlabel # 4

  The ingredients on the food label of a packaged food are the following: water sugar almond 2% tri-calcium phosphate sea salt stabilisers (locust bean gum, gellan gum) emulsifier (sunflower lecithin) vitamins (riboflavin B2, B12, E, D2) What food is this? You can answer using the contact form!  

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22 April

  On April 22 we celebrate “Earth Day“. Peace activist John McConnel introduced the idea of celebrating Earth Day in 1969 during a UNESCO conference. The UN started to celebrate Earth Day in 1992. At the suggestion of the Bolivian government in 2009 the General Assembly of the United Nations...

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Dandelion honey

  Dandelion is one of our most widespread weeds and meadow plants. It grows in large groups in meadows, lawns, parks, gardens, paths and hedges. It has been known as a medicinal plant, especially in folk medicine and it remained such to this day. Folk medicine uses the whole plant:...

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25 April

  2014 – Dallas City Council members decided to end the fluoridation of the city’s water supply. The decision was made after months of regular visits by activists to city council meetings. Dallas will be stopping fluoridation after five decades, the practice has been used to counter tooth decay, but...

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Starch

  Starch is a polysaccharide of plant origin. It is digestible in the human GI tract and therefore has great importance in human nutrition. Starch makes an efficient energy store in plants. It does not have sweet taste like monosaccharides and disaccharides. The plants store starch in cereal seeds and...

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Sulforaphane

  Sulforaphane belongs to a group of plant substances called isothiocyanates which have a high biological activity. Sulforaphane is the strongest inducer of liver detoxification enzymes and has a protective effect on healthy tissue. The green vegetable broccoli gives the most sulforaphane, followed by kohlrabi and cauliflower. But sulforaphane as...