History

Cocoa composition

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

How to brew coffee in Turku

The choice of the Turks

First we need to choose a good Turku (this cookware also known as a cezve . srja . dalla . wine ). The diversity of the Turks is very large, but there are some conditions that distinguish good Turks and bad.

The first is the material. Turk needs to conduct heat very well and thus should not enter into chemical interaction with coffee . sugar and spices.

With this task good metals, the Turks made from aluminum, stainless steel, copper and silver . Best on the thermal conductivity of these metals are copper and silver, but because of its costs, the Turks of silver rather belong to works of art. So coffee drinkers prefer copper Turks with

internal coating of food grade tin or silver, which protects the copper from oxidation.

The second important point is the form . It should be wider at the bottom and have a narrow waist. The optimum ratio of size equal to 2-3. Bottleneck reduces the area of evaporation and thus we preserve the aroma of coffee. For cooking on the sand make more elongated Continue reading

Sodas – harm or benefit

The main types of carbonated soft drinks, the technology of their production. Filtration and sterilization declareroles water. Technology carbonated beverages and mixing of ingredients. The alternative use of Coca-Cola. The influence of drinks on health.

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The concept and history of soft drinks in the world and in Russia, his analysis of the modern variety, varieties: iced tea, juice, mineral water and sodas. The composition of energy drinks. Technology of production of fruit drinks.

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Classification and characteristics of non-alcoholic carbonated beverages, raw materials for their production. Getting juice concentrates, tinctures and plant extracts, concentrates, aromatic emulsions. Methods of obtaining blended syrup.

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Chemical composition and nutritional value of the tea and herbal beverages. Packaging, labeling, storage and transportation of tea drinks. Market segmentation by price and distribution channels. Improvement Continue reading

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