Rosemary, light blue flowers

Rosmarinic Acid

September 24, 2018 smitsa 0

Rosmarinic acid (RA) is a caffeic acid ester found in a variety of plants, but it is especially abundant in herbs in the Lamiaceae family (Cuvelier et […]

Diet supplements oat grain on canvas closeup


September 24, 2018 smitsa 0

Aflatoxins (AFs) are potent mycotoxins produced by mostly several types of aspergillus moulds. The main species are Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus and Aspergillus nomius. These fungal […]


September 24, 2018 smitsa 0

Histamine is found in many food products especially, cheese, fish, some fermented vegetables, fermented sausages and salamis, and some alcoholic beverages. It appears to accummulate […]

Horse head against natural landscape


September 24, 2018 smitsa 0

Rarely do you ever see smoked horsemeat sausages in the supermarket or retailer but the Shuzhuk is one true delicacy. It used to be the […]

A risotto with asparagus in a pale green bowl on a green cloth with asparagus.


September 21, 2018 smitsa 0

Truly the most famous of all rice dishes must be the risotto and not chow mein or pilaf although these hold great sway in their […]

Tomato Gazpacho soup in a white bowl.


September 17, 2018 smitsa 0

Ingredients 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped 1kg ripe plum tomatoes, cored and chopped […]

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Preparing A Fish Stock

September 17, 2018 smitsa 0

Ingredients For A Typical Fish Stock For 5 litres 5 litres cold water 2kg white fish pieces and bones (haddock, sole, turbot, cod, whiting) 275g […]


September 17, 2018 smitsa 0

Ciabatta bread, for all its ubiquity has retained its quality even though it is produced a massive scale. It is one of the great breads […]

An edible snail slowly crawling along a branch.


September 17, 2018 smitsa 0

Snails are probably not at the top of everybody’s fine dining experience. They have however been revered as a delicacy for centuries. In Italy they […]

Mustard seeds in full view.

Mustard Seeds

September 14, 2018 smitsa 0

Mustard seeds are essential ingredients in Indian curries especially those from the southern regions of India. They are small round seeds collected from different varieties […]

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September 12, 2018 smitsa 0

When carotenoids breakdown they produce a range of degradation products but none is perhaps more important than beta-ionone. It is the principal breakdown product and […]

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Euphorbia semen

September 12, 2018 smitsa 0

Euphorbia semen L. is widely cultivated as a traditional medicine. The dried, ripe seeds are used in concoctions as a diuretic, retention of phlegm, as […]