Category: Food

All food can be subdivided in a few basic groups with similar content and origin, these are:
Grains and Seeds – Vegetables – Fruits
Dairy – Meat – Fish – Eggs (and their products)
Fats and Oils
Water and Drinks
Food additives

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Caraway

  Caraway (Carum carvi) is a biennial plant native of southern Europe and Asia. It is cultivated in India, Egypt, Arabia and the Mediterranean from ancient times. Fossilized seeds are found in Stone Age sites, which means this herb was used at least 5,000 years. Caraway was found in Egyptian...

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Glutamate toxicity

  A body of evidence suggests that the most used flavor enhancer, glutamate, which can be found in almost every processed food, is causing adverse effects within normal dietary ranges. The study published in the Journal of Headache Pain reveals that a single dose of monosodium glutamate (MSG) causes headache...

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Sourdough

  Sourdough is probably the first agent to be used for bread fermentation. Egyptian written records show that it was used approximately 1500 BC – and we know that cereals have been used for 10,000 already. Egyptians milled grains, mixed them with water and the resulting paste was dried over...

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Bitter melon

  Chinese bitter melon lat. Momordica charantia is a plant that grows in tropical and subtropical areas of Asia, East Africa, parts of the Amazon, the Caribbean and South America. The whole plant together with the fruit and seeds is used as food and for medicine. The plant grows as...

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Potato

  Written by Branimir Dolibašić, B. Sc. human nutrition Although the potato is an indispensable ingredient of American and European cuisines it was brought to Europe in the 16. century by the Spanish Conquistadors from South America. The South American natives called it “patata”, and was known for centuries before...