Useful and medicinal properties of cocoa
The history of cocoa
Long before Columbus first set foot on the shores of the New world, the cacao tree was worshipped by the Aztecs and
Mayans. They considered him a source of divine ambrosia had been granted by the God Quetzalcoatl. The consumption of beverages from cocoa was the privilege of the nobility and priests. Cocoa Indians had little in common with modern drink. The Aztecs loved the drink is salty, not sweet and knew different ways of preparing it for fun, for medicinal or ceremonial purposes.
The Aztecs believed a simple beverage made from cocoa is a powerful aphrodisiac and tonic
The Spanish conquerors did not initially tasted of cocoa, but when they learned to cook it it is not salty, and sweet, fully appreciated the amazing “Golden beans”. When Cortez returned to Spain, the bag filled with cocoa beans, Continue reading
About the benefits of cocoa known by the American Indians long before Columbus. From the fruit of the cocoa made the drink chocolatl, which means “bitter water”. The Indians cocoa was considered a sacred plant, given to them by the gods. Europeans discovered cocoa in the first half of the XVI century.
First cocoa was in Spain, then it known in France. At first, the American beverage drank only members of Royal families, and only in the XVIII century it became widespread. Cacao was first cultivated in Africa. In Russia, the chocolate began to produce in the nineteenth century.
It should be noted the high value of cocoa as a product. Cocoa is a source of folic acid, iron, potassium and zinc. In addition, cocoa powder contains caffeine, theophylline and theobromine, which are excellent tonics. Cocoa also is included in the meal Kremlin diet. This diet is based on restricting Continue reading
Unique white tea. Grown on APR Pahari, at an altitude of 2500 meters above sea level. His barely-opened leaves covered with soft white hairs. White tea has a very strict procedure of collection and processing. It is believed that collect white tea only in the morning, from 5 to 9 hours. The tea pickers have no right to eat spices, garlic, onions, alcohol, and other strong-smelling compounds, not to spoil the aroma of the tea leaves. Tea is taken exclusively top, only opened 1 or 2 leaves. The main difference
between white tea from other varieties is that by drying the leaves do not curl, and slightly curved. Real experts prefer this tea, because the fermentation takes place naturally without the use of machine technologies.
When brewing Continue reading