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The History Of Chocolate

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The history of sweets began at least 4000 years ago with the Egyptian desserts described in the extant papyrus. It was found that the candied fruits were sold in markets in 1566 BC. The world found out about chocolate, when the ancient tribes of Mayas and Aztecs discovered the wonderful properties of cocoa. Appearing in the Amazon or Orinoco valley, chocolate has long remained unknown in the Old World. In 600 BC. Mayans migrated into the northern part of South America and set up first cocoa Continue reading

Is It Harmful To Drink Coffee?

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For many people it is difficult to imagine breakfast and the rest of the day without this energetic drink. Coffee is so various and so beloved: cooked in a Turk, from coffee machines, instant, with milk or cream, spices, syrup or ice cream. It has been discussed a lot about the dangers and benefits of this drink. Among the total amount of information there are a lot of myths. Let’s try to figure out everything together. Below, you will see the benefits and harm of coffee, based on the Continue reading

The Tastiest Exotic Fruits Of The World

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Only the most timid traveler, being in an exotic country, will refuse to try some unfamiliar fruit. Accustomed to apples and oranges, tourists can hardly force themselves to take a bite of mangosteen, durian or mango. Meanwhile, this gastronomic revelation may become one of the most vivid impressions of the total travel. Below is the top 15 list of the exotic fruits from different countries. 1. Durian. This fruit has an irregular oval shape, with a very sharp spines. Under the skin you can Continue reading

Hibiscus Tea. Benefits And Harms

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The tea of beautiful ruby ​​color with a pleasant acidity and characteristic aroma, according to Wikipedia, called Hibiscus, have been tasted probably by everyone. Although it is necessary to make a reservation that it is rather a drink, than the tea in the classical sense: after all, for its preparation inflorescence of plants are used instead of leaves, one of which is hibiscus. However, all the brewed substances we usually call “tea”, and therefore Hibiscus is not an Continue reading

Green Smoothies: Benefit And Harm. Rules of consumption

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Smoothies, according to Wikipedia, have become known since the early 70s of the last century, when the first "Healthy café" opened in the US. It sold useful products shredded in a blender. Smoothies is a drink made from fresh fruit and vegetables in a blender, with the addition of yogurt, ice cream, milk or cereal. Freshly made smoothies made of fruits and vegetables are the symbols of sunny days. However, these are trifles, in comparison to the benefits they bring. Yes, the use of green Continue reading

Useful Properties Of Ginger

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Ginger, according to Wikipedia, is a herbaceous plant that grows in Japan, India, Brazil, Jamaica, Argentina, China, West Africa, and Vietnam. Its homeland are the western regions of India and Southeast Asia. Ginger is a cultivated plant, which was never found in the wild. In Sanskrit ginger "Zingiber" is translated as "horned root". The period plantation of ginger falls on the spring months - from March to April. Ripening period lasts from half a year to 10 months, depending on the conditions Continue reading

How To Make Homemade Ice Cream

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To paraphrase a famous saying, we can say this: "Ice cream for all ages", because people of all ages really love it! A huge range allows everyone to enjoy his favorite  taste: clean ice cream or the one with additives, milk and creamy, fruit and chocolate, wafer cups and chocolate, with all sorts of additives, "heaped up" and "stranded" with fantasies of chefs and designers. Well, how can we resist it? Among other advantages of this summer dessert, there is one great - you can easily make Continue reading

The Most Popular Sauces Of The World

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Sauce, according to Wikipedia, is a liquid seasoning, which is fed to the main course. Sauces are known from immemorial time, while first ones appeared in the ancient kitchen. The ancient Romans were proud of their garum - liquid seasoning made from vinegar and fish: mackerel or tuna were held in the sun for a few months, then boiled and added vinegar to fish base, as well as salt, pepper, olive oil and wine. Any sauce consists of a liquid base (fish, meat, mushroom, vegetable broth, cream, Continue reading

What Are The Most Popular Types Of Ice Cream?

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Ice cream, according to Wikipedia, is a frozen sweet mass, which is preferably made of milk and dairy products, can be supplemented with a variety of flavors and food additives, fruit and chocolate. Ice Cream in an essence which is very high in calories, as some varieties of ice cream contain up to 20% of fat and 20% of carbohydrates. All kinds of ice cream can be divided into three groups: cream, fruit ice and sorbet. The ice cream composition includes animal or vegetable fats, while the basis Continue reading

Peculiarities Of Mediterranean Cuisine

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In the middle of the last century, an interesting paradox was revealed. It turned out that the inhabitants of the coastal areas of the Mediterranean sea, despite the fact that they consume a lot of fat and alcohol, have low rates of heart disease and rarely suffer from excess weight. The secret lies in a special diet, which was called "Mediterranean diet". Mediterranean sea is being surrounded by more than 15 countries, the cuisine of which differs in their identity and their own culinary Continue reading