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
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.
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The spice cinnamon is the dried bark of an evergreen tropical tree of the family Lauraceae. Pleasant aroma and a sweet, warm, pleasant taste of spices is due to an aromatic oil which it contains. On sale this spice usually comes in the form of a hammer and rolled into a tube of pieces of bark.
Cinnamon well disinfects products, so it is recommended to add a perishable meals and freshly squeezed juices.
Cinnamon in the tubes keeps the taste and smell twice as long as powder. The taste of thin tubes and sweet.
Use in cooking:
The cinnamon rolls are used in those dishes where you have to avoid muddy sediment: cocktails, mulled wine, teas, fruit drinks, syrups, liquors, liqueurs, wines and preserves.
With the addition of tubes of cinnamon cook the famous “Viennese coffee”.
Whole cinnamon is added to the rice, pudding, Continue reading