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
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