Gulab Jamun.

Gulab Jamun

February 28, 2020 smitsa 1

Gulab jamun is a good old fashioned Indian dessert which hits the spot for anyone with a sweet tooth. Not really a dessert for anyone […]

Potatoes are a source of starch.

What Is Starch ?

February 21, 2020 smitsa 1

Starch is the main storage polysaccharide in higher plants and their primary energy source. It is sometimes referred to by some sources as amylum but […]

Mealworms in full view.

Plastic Eaten By Mealworms

February 19, 2020 smitsa 0

Plastic eaten by mealworms and saving the planet might have seemed liked some lurid science fiction pot boiler years ago but there is reality in […]

glucomannan contained in shirataki noodles. Japanese food ingredient, konjac noodles on pan.

Konjac Glucomannan

February 18, 2020 smitsa 0

Introduction Konjac glucomannan (KGM) is a highly polymerized dietary fibre obtained from the roots and tubers of the plant Amorphophallus konjac C. Koch  The plant […]

Turmeric rhizomes, some cut in half to show their orange colour on a white background.

Turmeric and Curcumin

February 10, 2020 smitsa 0

One of the vibrant colours of Indian cooking is partly due to the addition of turmeric, an ochre coloured spice obtained from its rhizomes. Turmeric […]

3D image of a pancreas. Site of pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer

February 10, 2020 smitsa 0

One of the most aggressive cancers known is pancreatic cancer. It is the seventh most common cause of death due to any cancer and there […]

Chinese herbal medicine bags, renshen shouwu, traditional herbal medicine for brain and mental health and cardiovaascular health

Renshen Shouwu Extract

February 9, 2020 smitsa 0

Renshen Shouwu (RSSW) is an extract that is a complex mix of herbs used in Traditional Chinese medicine. It is quoted in the Chinese Pharmacopeia […]

Dill on a white background.


February 5, 2020 smitsa 1

Dill (Anthum graveolens L.) is a herb that has a sweet, aniseed flavour and complements fish extremely well. The seeds are also an important condiment. […]