Nettle in the kitchen: nettle is a spontaneous plant found almost all over the world, rich in minerals, vitamins and healing properties. In spite of its stinging action, nettle can be used in the kitchen to prepare various dishes. Nettle in the kitchen can be the protagonist of a wide range of courses, from risotto to timbales, from tagliatelle to omelettes ... The only limit is imposed by our imagination.
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Mullein, male mullein, barbasco, royal candle or, precisely, barbasso badger. Many names for an important herb in botany and herbal medicine that the ancients used as a remedy against all respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, pneumonia, angina and also for asthma and nervousness. Without exaggerating, because today there are also more effective medicines, the infusions and decoctions of barbasso are excellent against colds and for this reason they are used especially in winter.
Radishes are among the least calorie foods to bring to the table. Unlike carrots, it seems that radishes are not really appreciated by Italians: there are very few gardeners who delight in the cultivation of radish. Yet, radish, together with carrot, is an excellent element to enrich pasta and vegetable salads.
Graviola, belonging to the Annonaceae family, is a plant that produces a large, yellow-green fruit that can weigh up to 5 kg; inside there is a soft white pulp, juicy and very sweet. All parts of Graviola are used in herbal medicine, especially the leaves, bark and roots to which various properties are attributed.
Today we offer you a large number of ideas for centrifuged because those who love healthy cooking are always on the hunt for new flavors and certainly cannot resist the call of centrifuged. Depending on the compositions and the type of fruit and vegetables chosen, they can be obtained energizing, satiating, purifying or slimming juices.
Among the natural sweeteners, we find molasses, a product that is obtained by centrifugation (separation) from sugar. During preparation, the white sugar (sucrose) is separated on one side and molasses on the other. Compared to white sugar, molasses has the highest concentration of vitamins and mineral salts such as iron, for which it is often difficult to meet the needs: here there is a very high content.
Papaya, known as the "melon tree" due to its oval shape that recalls that of the melon, is a yellow fruit if ripe, green if still unripe and can reach a weight of 5 kg. There is also a variety with white pulp that is used to make fermented papaya.Papaya, properties Papaya is made up of 87 of water and about 13 of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and various minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium.
Licorice is a herbaceous plant known since ancient times for its beneficial properties on health; its healing virtues date back to about 6,000 years ago, think that traces of it are even found in the tombs of some Egyptian pharaohs. Licorice was also mentioned by Hippocrates who considered it a cough curative: it contains glycyrrhizin, an active ingredient that makes it a natural remedy useful in case of dry cough and asthma.
The carrot is a vegetable with a thousand therapeutic virtues; it is low in calories and has many nutrients useful to the body such as fiber, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene. It is rich in mineral salts such as potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, copper and magnesium and vitamins such as C, D, E, B2 and B6.Carrot, healthy properties According to experts, carrots are able to aid digestion and to stimulate the production of gastric juices, it would also play a fundamental role in the balance and protection of the stomach: it seems that it strengthens the walls of the stomach, defending it from harmful microorganisms.
Strawberries lend themselves perfectly to many gastronomic dishes. But besides being tasty, strawberries are among the healthiest foods for our body. Already in ancient times, the Romans used strawberries to treat kidney stones, gout and inflammations of various kinds. The natural ripening period of strawberries is from April to June: those sold out of season have been subjected to strict chemical conservation processes, consequently resulting in the almost total loss of their beneficial properties.
Spinach, one of the most popular vegetables in the world, has significant nutritional and beneficial properties, so much so that it occupies an important position in the ranking of the healthiest foods for our body. Spinach has a high content of vitamins A and C, in smaller quantities, vitamins B, D, F, PP and K; but in addition to vitamins, in spinach there are moderate quantities of mineral salts such as copper, potassium, zinc, calcium and phosphorus.
DOP is the acronym of Protected Designation of Origin, IGP that of Protected Geographical Indication. But there are also the Traditional Product and the native germplasm. These are some of the acronyms of the quality of food made in Italy that can be found on the products on the market, but what do they mean?
Chickpeas properties: chickpeas, one of the oldest seeds in human history, represent the third most widespread legume in the world after beans and soy. With chickpeas you can cook many healthy dishes such as chickpea cream. Since they do not contain gluten, it can be considered a particularly suitable food for celiacs.
The flavored oil is a quality oil to which aromas of various kinds are added. Making flavored oil is not complicated at all: just put the aromas into glass containers, fill with oil and let it rest for at least a week: if it is left to rest for longer, the flavor will be more intense.
Noni juice can be considered a real concentrate of nutritional elements; the beneficial properties contained in it make it a real superfood. Noni juice is obtained from Noni, an unknown fruit of Morinda Citrifolia, which grows in Southeast Asia, Australia and the Caribbean.
Cherries, the fruit of a tree belonging to the Rosaceae family, are divided into two distinct species: sweet and sour. They have remarkable health properties thanks to the nutrients they are made of: about 80 of water, sugars, proteins, vitamins A and C, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, sodium and magnesium.
Sesame seeds are a primary source of vital health factors… .. a sort of vitamin and mineral pill rich in beneficial properties: it contains calcium, phosphorus, linoleic and linolenic acid, vitamins B, E, T and D, histamine. They can be used as a condiment, to enrich salads, for breakfast, or for the preparation of excellent dishes and snacks.
How to store apples is a question that certainly arises who has a tree or more of these fruits in the garden.One of the drawbacks of the home orchard is in fact that the ripening of the fruits takes place in a short period of time and this complicates the possibilities of consumption Sending everything in jam is a pity and not every day you can eat apple strudel, it would take a way to prolong the preservation of the fruits a little more effective than the advice to keep them in a cool and dry place in the house.
In this period, more than ever, your organic garden needs regular irrigation, preferring the lateral or drip-infiltration systems which are the most effective. necessary to wet the leaves and fruits), prefer the early morning hours, or possibly in the evening, and do not use too cold water.
In the summer we have lots of good and fresh vegetables that lend themselves to various culinary recipes. With summer vegetables you can prepare many tasty simple and quick side dishes: from roasted zucchini to aubergines to scapece. Below we will bring you a list with all the possible side dishes prepared with summer vegetables.
Organic foods are good business not just for those who eat them. In fact, they win the consumer crisis and, without discount prices, advance on the market. In Italy, the overall sales of organic food exceeded 2 billion euros in 2012 (+7 compared to the previous year) and today our country is in fourth place in the EU for consumption of organic food.