Black tea spilling from a jar onto a table.

Black Tea Benefits

July 18, 2019 smitsa 0

Black tea has long been attributed with numerous health benefits. There is now increasing evidence that one of the most widely consumed beverages globally might […]

Green tea in a black bowl with a clear glass cup of the beverage next to it.

The Promise Of Green Tea

July 16, 2019 smitsa 0

Green tea has become one of the most popular beverages consumed globally with about 120 ml in volume drunk by virtually everybody, every year (Graham, 1992) […]

Gooseberry fruit on a spiky branch of a bush.

Growing Gooseberries

July 10, 2019 smitsa 2

Gooseberries – there little green jewels herald the start in most Summer gardens of the fruit bonanza. Coinciding with blackcurrants, they are often picked for […]

Onion plant cells are immobilized cell systems.

Cell Immobilization

July 3, 2019 smitsa 0

Cell immobilization is a standard biochemical engineering technique for encapsulating cells which are then used in reactors. Cells are needed in manufacturing for the production […]

Golden Rice in close-up.

What Is Golden Rice ?

July 2, 2019 smitsa 0

Golden Rice is one of the first varieties of rice (Oryza sativa) to be manufactured using genetic engineering or synthetic biology techniques. Using recombinant DNA […]

A block of tofu on a plate with peppers an broccoli as health foods.

For The Love Of Tofu

June 28, 2019 smitsa 0

The desire for protein is ever rising and tofu is one of those products that might just deliver. Tofu itself is a fantastic meat and […]

Miso soup

Miso Soup

June 24, 2019 smitsa 0

Miso soup (味噌汁, misoshiru) is a traditional Japanese soup consisting of a stock called “dashi” into which softened miso paste is mixed. Many ingredients are […]

Slices of seitan with a carrot and red onion.


June 21, 2019 smitsa 0

Seitan is a very popular vegetarian food which is protein rich because it is a cooked form of wheat gluten. Seitan is used as a […]

annatto. The source of bixin and norbixin.


June 19, 2019 smitsa 0

Annatto is the name of a colour but is also the name of the seeds that come from a tropical bush called Bixa orellana. The […]

Cactus plantation to raise the cochineal, an insect from which a red pigment is extracted.

Cochineal And Carmine

June 19, 2019 smitsa 0

Carminic acid is the colour extracted from the dried female coccid insect Dactylopius coccus costa (Coccus cacti L.). Carmine is the aluminium chelate of carminic […]