N U T R I T I O N food and health

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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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Sourdough recipe

  Sourdough is the natural blend of bacteria and yeasts that is used for bread dough fermentation. It can be used in place of fresh and dried bakers yeast. Ingredients: 900 ml water 150 g white wheat flour 75 g wholemeal wheat flour 75 g rye flour If possible, obtain...

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16 September

  1893 – Biochemist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi was born. He is known for researching cell combustion and isolation of vitamin C. back to calendar  

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Puzzlabel # 3

  The ingredients on the food label of a packaged food are the following: sugar raisins 19% cocoa butter hazelnut 13% dried cream 11% cocoa whole milk powder 3,5% whey powder milk sugar emulgator: soya lecithin natural vanilla aroma What food is this? You can answer using the contact form!

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Gerson Therapy

  German physician Max Gerson (1881 – 1959) developed a therapy that provides a solution to most of the diseases that we find today in the Western world. His therapy is based on hiper-alimentation of the body and cleanse of the toxins. Gerson is considered by many the father of...

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Puzzlabel # 2

  Welcome to Nutrition’s Puzzlabel! Here are the constituents of one food package: water glucose-fructose syrup carbon dioxide colorant: E150d acidity regulator: phosphoric acid natural aromas (including caffeine) What food is this? Puzzlabel solved! It’s a nonalcoholic carbonated drink Coca-cola. The key ingredients that can lead us to the right...

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Puzzlabel # 1

  We are starting with our first quiz Puzzlabel! Can you tell what food is this? The ingredients listed on the food label od one packaged food are: wheat grits 69% honey 13% sugar starch vitamins (thiamin-monohydrate, riboflavin, pyridoxine, L-ascorbic acid, DL-alpha tocopherol acetate, folic acid, nicotinamide) aroma vaniline What...

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The history of food, diet and nutrition

  Our ancestors collected food from the nature in order to survive, and it can be noted that humans have more than two million years of certain dietary habits. It is believed that the preparation of meals began more than 500,000 years ago. The oldest descriptions of food and meals,...

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16 October

  16 October is celebrated as the “World Food Day“.   1945 – The United Nations founded the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). back to calendar  

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22 October

  1981 – The U.S. FDA approved aspartame for use as food sweetener. back to calendar  

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31 October

  2009 – After the latest economic crash McDonald’s decided to close it’s doors in Iceland, so this date marks the last day McDonald’s actually worked on this north Atlantic island. A man named Hjortur Smarason bought a hamburger and french fries for a souvenir. As the meal did not...

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1 November

  1 November is celebrated as the World Vegan Day. Commemorates the coining of the term ‘vegan’ and the founding of The Vegan Society in November 1944. back to calendar  

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4 November

  75% of California’s Berkeley voters approved the introduction of a penny-per-ounce tax on soft drinks. The city of Berkeley pioneers the “tax on sugar” taking effect on 1 January 2015. The tax is paid by distributors of sugary drinks, sodas, energy and sports drinks, ice teas, fruit juices with...

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7 November

  2013 – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that partially hydrogenated oil, the primary source of trans fats in processed foods, are no longer on the generally recognised as safe list (GRAS) . Although the consumption of trans fat is in constant decline during the last two...

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10 November

  1933 – Marc Van Montagu was born. He is the founder and Chairman of the Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach at Ghent University in Belgium. It is also founder of two biotechnology companies: Plant Genetic Systems and Crop Design. In June 2013 Montagu become World Food Prize laureate with...