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A Guide to Spices in Food

A Guide to Spices in Food

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Worth knowing about spices ... Depending on how skilled you are in cooking and what you cook, the spices you use will vary a lot. However, salt, black pepper, white pepper, chili, and some herbs are a good start in your spice shelf. So how should you store your spices? Spices are best stored where it is cool and dark and above the stove, it can sometimes be both hot, light, and moist. The light bleaches many spices and the heat can adversely affect the shelf life, so a better alternative is to place them in a kitchen drawer or cupboard where the light will not reach. Dried chili can be stored for a long time at room temperature without any problems, an unopened package has a shelf life of several months, but it is not dangerous to use dried chili after the "best before" dat...
What is Food Culture? A Complete Guide

What is Food Culture? A Complete Guide

Food cultures, Foods
What is food culture? Food and culture are closely related to each other. The fact is that food can influence culture, but more importantly, culture influences food. Food and culture are not two different things. In fact, food is actually closely integrated into the culture of a country, people, or location. Before we dig in, let's sort out what "culture" actually means. As per Wikipedia's definition, culture is: "Culture is a word for the 'way of life' of groups of people, meaning the way they do things. Different groups may have different cultures. A culture is passed on to the next generation by learning, whereas genetics are passed on by heredity. Culture is seen in people's writing, religion, music, clothes, cooking and in what they do." Interestingly enough, the defin...
Interesting Facts about Herbs and Spices

Interesting Facts about Herbs and Spices

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Humans have been using spices and herbs since ancient times. We have used them partly to spice up the food, and also because the spices had a healing ability. It also happened that in the past, food, and beverages that became too old were seasoned, they simply wanted to hide the unpleasant taste with different spices. Now we know for sure that spices and herbs are extremely useful and healthy for us. Most spices are rich in antioxidants. They also contain important minerals, including magnesium, and it is said that the stronger a spice, the more magnesium is in it. Magnesium is good for our muscles and for our nervous system. Useful super spices do good for the body and the mind. You may not think that the spices are of any use when using so small quantities in cooking. But if...
5 Tips to Choosing Healthy Food

5 Tips to Choosing Healthy Food

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Most of us have experienced how difficult it is to combine healthy eating habits with a busy everyday life. Here you get five simple tricks that make it easier to stick to your habits even when family, exercise, and household chores require a lot of your time. 1. Buy healthy ingredients Refill your pantry every time you shop with good foods that you already know can turn into a healthy meal when the time is short. Good and healthy ingredients to have at home are eggs, cottage cheese, quiver, crispbread, mackerel in tomato sauce, frozen berries and vegetables (spinach, wok vegetables, green peas for example), onions, frozen chicken/salmon / Quorn, oatmeal, rice, nuts, bananas, lentils, and crushed tomatoes. 2. Eat less varied Well, you heard right ... You don't have to eat different...
5 Tips for a Healthier Diet

5 Tips for a Healthier Diet

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That we humans should eat healthily is something we all know, not only to help us keep fit but also because good food gives us a better life. Unfortunately, few of us eat as healthy as we should when it is considered complicated and in many cases more expensive than unhealthy food. But is it really as difficult and expensive as many claims? The truth is that eating healthy doesn't have to be as difficult or expensive as some people think. Detoxing is a great place to start, but there are also many other tips that are worth considering for a healthier diet. A great place to start is things like detox teas. If you decide to go that route, make sure to find the one that is best for you and check How long does rescue detox ice last. The following five tips you will be able to...