Eggplants

Intro: Eggplant, also known as Aubergine or Brinjal, is among the most frequently cultivated food crops in India and Sri Lanka. Famous for its purple-colored fruit, the eggplant is known to contain certain beneficial nutrients and is now widely cultivated in several areas of the world. History: First ever listed eggplant farming occurred in the […]

Blueberries

Blueberries have been revered for their great taste and nutritional elements. The fruit contains lots of antioxidant benefits which help to cleanse the body and keep it healthy. One study conducted at Prince Edward Island found that the tannins in blueberries help to decrease the levels of a specific type of protein that’s known to […]

Bacon

There’s no denying the fact that bacon is very good, while it’s being fried for breakfast or being put into a side dish for a picnic. Dry cured bacons, which might be a little hard to find and cost a bit more, are packed with a lot more of the bacon taste everyone is always […]

Feta Cheese

Cheese. Only a mere mention of the word and one would think of sumptuous appetizers or foods served with them. Here is but one of the many varieties of cheeses: Meet the Feta Cheese. Feta (from the Italian word’fetta’ significance’slice’) is really cheese curd in brine solution. When it’s removed from the solution, this sort […]

Beef jerky

Jerky was initially introduced by the South American (Peru) indigenous tribe called the Quechua (part of the ancient Inca Empire) in 1550. The merchandise (Ch’arki), was boned and defatted meat (deer, elk, or buffalo) cut into pieces and garnished with salt. This meat has been rolled up in the animal’s hide for 10-12 hours and […]

Banana bread

There’s sure is nothing that says home like the odor of fresh-baked bread. Except for, possibly, when the baker takes it up a notch and the bread in the oven is banana bread. The leavening agent in banana bread is usually baking soda instead of yeast. What’s more unlike regular bread, banana bread is baked […]

Pickles

Pickles are a popular snack, side dish, and condiment. There are many different pickle recipes out there, but each version has its own healthy benefits based on the ingredients that went into the pickle and the method used for pickling, whether packed with vinegar. Pickles are great for most diets because not only are they […]

Okra

Benefits: Not a great deal of popular option, Okra might be one of those misunderstood vegetable. It comprises a strong pack of valuable nutrients, of which nearly half is soluble fiber, contained in its gums and pectins. Together with lowering serum cholesterol, soluble fiber is still another element of helping to decrease the risk of […]

Cotton Candy

The sources of cotton candy are uncertain and the inventor of the confection can’t be pinpointed. However, four individuals have been identified and named as the inventors of the candy and they’re William Morrison, Thomas Patton, Josef Delarose Lascaux and John C. Wharton. William Morrison and John Wharton were two candy manufacturers from Tennessee. This […]

Jelly Beans

It is not possible to trace the exact origins of the Jelly Bean. The process called panning was created in 17th century France and was used to make Jordan Almonds. Panning was done mostly by hand is now automated, but the process has remained essentially unchanged throughout the past three centuries. The panning process gave […]

Oranges

For a high number of Americans, oranges are the most popular resource of vitamin C. People generally consume this fruit in the kind of juice, which provides their body about 140 percent of the recommended dosage of the essential vitamin. However, eating the meaty segments will give you the added advantage of fiber. Doctors promote […]

Muffins

Muffin n. a small, cup-shaped bread, often sweetened and usually served hot. The derivation of the word muffin comes from the French word moufflet which is often times employed to bread and means soft. The two main types of muffins are English muffins and American style muffins. They vary in style as well as flavor […]

Fish dinner

Everyone knows fish is good for you. So it’s no wonder consumers are confused by headlines warning fish eaters of impending doom. In late 2002, a San Francisco Chronicle headline warned that eating fish can be risky because of the high content of mercury in some deep-water fish. A physician in Northern California had found […]

Olives

Olives have been eaten and the oil used since biblical times but it wasn’t until recently they have enjoyed so much press due to their cardioprotective properties. About 1/3 of this olive is monounsaturated fatty acid, commonly refereed to as”the good fat” that is thought to reduce cholesterol levels and help forbid the buildup of […]