Food quality control expert inspecting at meat specimen in the laboratory

The TBARS Method

July 27, 2011 smitsa 2

An assay for measuring the end products of lipid peroxidation or more specifically malondialdehyde (MDA) need not cause controversy but it was worth noting how attempts to improve […]

Pomegranate with arils on a white background

Pomegranate – A Superfruit Juice

July 26, 2011 smitsa 0

Overview The ancients were fascinated by the pomegranate. The hard rather unappealing horny peel hides the seeded rubies that lie embedded in crystal red blood. It symbolised rebirth.  In […]

Camu camu berry fruits (lat. myrciaria dubia) which are grown in the amazon region and have a very high vitamin c content (selective focus, focus on the two berries in the front)

Camu Camu

June 24, 2011 smitsa 0

There are some fascinating fruits to be found in the South American jungles and none more so than the fruit of the camu camu (Myrciaria […]

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Pumpkin Pie

June 19, 2011 smitsa 0

Ingredients For the pastry: 200g plain flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional) 125g (4oz) butter 2 tbsp icing sugar For the filling: 180g (6oz) caster […]

Calendula officinalis.

Calendula Extract

June 10, 2011 rob 2

Calendula officinalis (Linn.) Compositae or Marigold is a common cottage garden annual in the UK. However, extracts, decoctions and tinctures prepared from it have been used as a […]

Blackcurrants hanging from a bushy twig.

Blackcurrant – Wonderful Fruit

June 10, 2011 rob 0

Blackcurrants remain one of the most enduring fruits with a distinctive green, fruity and highly unique recognizable aroma and flavour. Having studied the fruit for […]