Food Fact Friday

This week, spices. Again there are so many to choose from. Each one of the spices below could of had a whole page devoted to them.  Despite being synonymous with blandness, vanilla is one of the most complex spices in the world and the second most expensive, next to Saffron.  To glean 1 pound (450 [...]

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Strawberries Strawberries are the only fruit that wear their seeds on the outside. The average berry is adorned with some 200 of them.  Strawberries are members of the rose family. If all the strawberries produced in California in one year were laid berry to berry, they would go around the world 15 times. Eight strawberries will [...]

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This week, Lime's. There are so many amazing things about this fruit it was hard to stop adding them. Here are just a few, Adding citrus juice to green tea stabalises it's catechin content, boosting the level of antioxidants that survive the digestive system up to 13 fold Lime has a scent which causes your [...]

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Honeybee workers must visit 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey. This will  take the hive flying around 55,000 miles to make that pound. Each worker bee will only produce 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in their lifetime. Honey contains all of the substances needed to sustain life, including enzymes, water, minerals [...]

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Worcestershire sauce is made from anchovies that have been left to ferment for around 18 months. The rest of the ingredients are added after this.

Food Fact Friday

The Aztecs called Tomatoes ‘xitomatl’ which means 'plump thing with a navel' while the Nahuas called it ‘tomatl’ which literally means "the swelling fruit". It is where the Europeans derived the name "tomato".