Selenium, part of the Periodic Table. Atomic number 34.

Selenium In Human health

April 11, 2012 smitsa 0

♦ Selenium has a vital role to play human health, especially with the immune system and even in combating cancers. Selenium is an important nutritional […]

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Killing Fish For Food

April 10, 2012 smitsa 0

The preparation of fish for the market place, for culinary dishes, for any food product in fact places great reliance on the method of slaughter […]

Hawaiian island beach scene with a palm tree overlooking a fine sandy beach and some volcanic islands in the background.

Hawaiian Cuisine

March 1, 2012 smitsa 2

What is it about Hawaiian cuisine ? It had been the Sandwich Islands but that is not foodie reason.  The US state of Hawaii, a […]

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Escherichia coli O157:H7

February 23, 2012 smitsa 1

One of the main food safety issues concerns the rise of a bacteria which can damage kidneys and cause severe illness if not death. Escherichia […]

Golden wheat field and sunny day.


February 13, 2012 smitsa 1

Measuring deoxynivalenol (DON) or vomitoxin (CAS no. 51481-10-8) as it is also known is important because it has become a widespread contaminant of many feedstuffs.  It is […]

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February 11, 2012 smitsa 0

If you have ever wondered why a fish stick should be crab flavoured, then welcome to the world of surimi. In a formal sense, surimi […]

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Arsh Kuthar Ras – Benefits

February 3, 2012 smitsa 0

In Ayurvedic medicine, Arsh Kuthar Ras is used in the treatment of piles (haemorrhoids) and for indigestion. Its formulation, usually taken as a tablet,  is […]

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Solid-State Fermentation

February 2, 2012 smitsa 0

Home composting which I ‘posted’ on briefly earlier, is a form of solid-state fermentation (SSF) whereby the substrate is moist enough to support the growth […]

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Home Composting

January 30, 2012 smitsa 0

The effective handling of food wastes at home can prove tricky especially if one is hoping to be responsible by returning nutrients to the soil and […]

Lemon essential oil and lemon fruit on the wooden board

Stabilising Lemon Oils

January 11, 2012 smitsa 0

Lemon oils along with other citrus oils are readily prone to oxidation and because of their insolubility in aqueous systems also need to be made available […]

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Velutin – Valuable Benefits

December 14, 2011 smitsa 0

Velutin, a novel flavone was recently found in Acai fruit (Euterpe oleraceae) and appears to have some very useful anti-inflammatory properties. It was first named and […]