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
As a cure for many diseases tea since ancient years honor in India and Greece, Turkey and Italy, in China and Russia. Tea in every corner of the globe treats ailments, quenches thirst and relieves fatigue, warms from cold and saves you from the scorching heat.
In ancient times, young tea leaves may have been used as food, and old fleshy leaves as a medicinal product.
Therefore, in many ancient books written specifically medicinal value of tea. About tea says that it has a therapeutic nature, adds to a man’s mind, gives you the ability to sleep less, which makes it easy the body and clears the eyes.
Modern science has fully confirmed the statements of ancient healers that tea eliminates the harm of wine. Strengthens the stomach and sexual ability in people with cold nature, tea thins and crushes matter, opens up, brings the matter before ripening, while acting gently, without poignancy and sharpness, causes Continue reading
Cocoa many familiar from the childhood, because his love to serve in kindergartens and schools. Remember faceted glass, beautiful color liquid, and the top… nasty film, which had to blow off to drink a sweet drink.
But it turns out that it is this feature of cocoa and appreciated in this extremely tasty beverage – air delicious foam. It is clear that the school cooks had neither the desire nor the skills to make a drink by all the rules of culinary art. But we can learn.
For a really delicious cocoa ahead, cocoa powder, sugar, water, milk and whisk (or mixer). First boil water and add in it sugar (to taste and optional) and cocoa, a good razbaltyvayas its rim. And at the end of the process add hot (!) milk, fat content preferably of 3.5%. If to do without halo, Continue reading