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The Soursop (Annona muricata)

January 18, 2008 smitsa 1

The Soursop fruit (Annona muricata L.) which is well known worldwide, is also known in South America as the Guanabana or specifically in Brazil as Graviola. It has […]

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Sorbic Acid

August 4, 2007 smitsa 0

Sorbic acid is an organic acid that is primarily used as an antifungal agent (Davidson, 2002), however, it also inhibits the growth of bacteria, including […]

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Butter Murukku

July 12, 2007 smitsa 0

Preparation Of Butter Murukku 4 cups rice flour refined oil as required 1/4 cup butter 2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 cup urad dal salt as […]

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October 6, 2005 smitsa 0

Ingredients: 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp Caster sugar 15 g fast-action dried yeast 175 – 200 g Flour, plain white 1 tsp Salt […]

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Steroid Biotransformation

October 5, 2005 smitsa 0

Steroids are naturally occurring compounds  that have potent properties as hormones. They are also important therapeutic agents. Steroids are highly diverse and are produced in […]

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Tarka Dhal

June 19, 2005 smitsa 0

Ingredients (Serves 4) 250gms moong dal, washed & drained 1.2 litres water 1 tsp turmeric powder 3 tbsp vegetable oil Pinch of asafoetida 2 green […]

Fresh figs stuffed with mizithra sheep's cheese and toasted almond slivers, topped with honey and garnished with pomegranate seeds, seen from above.


June 5, 2005 smitsa 0

Mizithra or myzithra is a fresh cheese made with milk and whey from either sheep or goats, or both (Barron, 1991). It is similar to Feta […]

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April 10, 2005 smitsa 0

Dextran is a generic term for a family of complex branched  glucans which are glucopolysaccharides. They prepared by the polymerization of the α-d-glucopyranosyl moiety of […]