From the foods we eat, we derive carbohydrates, proteins, and fats our bodies need for fuel and other essential functions. We also get vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. You may be familiar with different types of food, but did you know that . . .
What is Earl Grey tea? Earl Grey tea is a tea that is infused with bergamot. To produce Earl Grey tea, the rind of bergamot orange is usually cold pressed to produce bergamot oil extract. This fragrant oil is then added to the tea leaves. Another method . . .
Almonds are the seeds of the Prunus dulcis (almond tree). Although native to the Middle East, the world’s largest producer of almonds is the United States. Usually, the almonds you can find in stores have the shell removed, revealing the edible . . .
Tea is a beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, a plant native to East Asia. It originated in China during the Shang dynasty, where it was considered a medicinal drink. Together, China and India . . .
When you are having a piece of chocolate, does this question pop into your mind? “Is chocolate bad for you?” We shall answer that question. But first, let us go back in time and understand where this deliciousness came from. It started . . .
Kale is a vegetable and a member of the cabbage family. It’s a cruciferous vegetable like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts. Its leaves can be green or purple, and have either a curly or smooth shape. There are . . .
Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is a tropical fruit with a delicate texture and slightly sweet and sour flavor. It is originally from Southeast Asia, but can also be found in different tropical regions around the world. This fruit is also known as . . .
Strawberries (Fragaria ananassa) originated in Europe in the 18th century. This fruit is red, juicy, and sweet. Strawberries can be eaten raw and fresh or in the form of jams, jellies, and desserts. When choosing strawberries, select those that are . . .