Monthly Archive: July 2015



  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...


Ciguatera poisoning

  Ciguatera poisoning occurs after ingestion of toxins that are found in edible fish from the coral reefs and tropical seas. The toxins are actually produced by dinoflagellates that attach themselves to corals, algae and seaweed. Eating them the fish bioaccumulate the toxin, which concentrates through the food chain with...