Food We Eat : List of Edible Seaweeds

Arame (Eisenia bicyclis, syn. Ecklonia bicyclis), sea oak is a species of kelp best known for its use in Japanese cuisine. Badderlocks (Alaria esculenta) Alaria esculenta is an edible seaweed, also known as dabberlocks or badderlocks, or winged kelp. It is a traditional food along the coasts of the far north Atlantic Ocean. It may…

Know : Finding Adulterated Tea

Tea is normally adulterated using re-colored used tea, waste (leftover leaves after straining the tea) is collected from tea stalls, dried in the sun, mixed with colours (water soluble coal tar dyes) and some amount of genuine tea to give it the flavour and this mixture is sold as loose tea There is a simple…

Food We Eat : List of Varieties of Mangoes

Worldwide, hundreds of mango cultivars exist. In mango orchards, multiple cultivars are often grown together to improve cross-pollination. Two of the most important cultivars are the Chaunsa, which is particularly common in Pakistan, and the Tommy Atkins, which dominates the world export trade because it can be easily transported and has a good shelf-life, although…

Know : Salt – Types, Facts and How much we need?

Common salt is a mineral substance composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of ionic salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite. The main ingredient in salt is sodium, a mineral our body needs to maintain a normal fluid balance.  But too much sodium…

Know : Fruit Waxing and Safe-Consuming of Waxed Fruits

Fruit waxing is the process of covering fruits (and in some cases vegetables) with the artificial waxing material. Natural wax is removed first, usually by washing. Waxing materials may be either natural or petroleum-based. The primary reasons for waxing are to prevent water loss (making up for the removal in washings of the natural waxes in…

Food We Eat : List of Edible Seeds (Gallery)

This list of edible seeds includes seeds that are directly foodstuffs, rather than yielding derived products. A variety of species can provide edible seeds. Of the six major plant parts, seeds are the dominant source of human calories and protein.Most edible seeds are angiosperms, but a few are gymnosperms. The most important global seed food source, by weight, is cereals, followed by…

Food We Eat : List of Native Fruits of Africa

The Slideshow below has the list of Native Fruits of Africa (42) Ackee African cherry orange African custard-apple African mango African medlar African moringa African peach Aizen Balsam apple Calabash Coco de mer Coffee Deleb palm Desert date Gemsbok cucumber Gingerbread plum Governor’s plum Horned melon Imbe Indian jujube Jackalberry Junglesop Kei apple Marula Mazhanje/Sugar…

Food We Eat : World’s Top 10 Favourite Spicy Foods

Chicken Jerk, Suicide Chicken Wings, Papa a la Huancaina… Well these are no spooky words by the Spicy foods that have followers as much the sweet foods have. What does the world love the most when it comes to hot red spicy stuffs? According to FlavoredDelights.com here are a few interesting facts about them and…

Food We Eat : Pomegranate

The pomegranate  botanical name Punica granatum, is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing between 5–8 meters (16–26 ft) tall. The pomegranate is widely considered to have originated in the vicinity of Iran and has been cultivated since ancient times. Today, it is widely cultivated throughout the Mediterranean region of southern Europe, the Middle East and Caucasus region, northern Africa and tropical Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia and the drier parts of southeast Asia. Introduced into Latin America and California by Spanish settlers in 1769, pomegranate…

Amazing Art & Artists : Food Art by Samantha Lee

Meet Samantha Lee, an online food star who makes whimsical, colorful and imaginative meals she whips up for her 2 young daughters and photographs for her 260,000 plus followers on Instagram.’ – Today.com She started making Food art in December 2008. When she was pregnant with my second daughter. It was to encourage her elder daughter…

Food We Eat : Flags From Foods :) [18 countries]

Photographs by Australian advertising agency WHYBIN\TBWA from the Sydney International Food Festival, Australia’s largest festival ever attended by a million last year. As a part of promotion, the creative team has recreated 18 national flags of countries  Australia, Spain, Italy, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Thailand, Indonesia, Switzerland, France, China, Lebanon, Greece, India and Brazil using their traditional ingrdients.  Hope this will…

Food We Eat : Conventional Breakfast (30 Countries)

Argentina: Danish Pastries filled with Custard Australia: Cold Cereal, Milk and Toast Brazil: Ham, Cheese, Bread, Milk, Coffee Canada: Eggs, Potatoes, Sausage, Ham, Pancakes Chile: Bread and Cheese, Jelly or Yogurt and Cereal China: Dim sum Colombia: Changua Milk, Scallion, and Egg soup Cuba: Cuban Bread dunked in Sweetened Coffee Egypt: Fava Beans, Chickpeas, Hard…

Food We Eat : Potato (Part 1 of 2)

The funny thing about potatoes is, since we all grew up with them, we think we know all about ‘em. In fact, there is a lot of misinformation about potatoes; sometimes people think of them as a fattening starch, when in reality, they’re a healthy, fresh vegetable.  The potato (Solanum tuberosum) belongs to the solanaceae…