Raw cassava (lat. manihot esculenta) on wood with green background (selective focus, focus on the front)


March 4, 2014 smitsa 1

Cassava tubers (Manihot esculenta, Crantz) provide an important food source, especially carbohydrate and thus calories in Africa, parts of the Far East, West Indies and […]

Prawn tails in full view. A source of chitinases.


March 4, 2014 smitsa 0

Chitinase (EC – the enzyme needed to catalyse the breakdown of chitin, forms a key structural component of many living organisms. It is highly […]

Beta-cyclodextrin molecule. Cyclodextrins are used in pharmaceuticals, food, deodorizing products, etc. Composed of glucose molecules. Skeletal formula.

What Are Cyclodextrins ?

January 8, 2014 smitsa 0

Cyclodextrins are approved for use as encapsulating agents in many food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications. For a number of years they were not used extensively […]

14603726 - meadowsweet or Filipendula ulmaria or Spireaea ulmaria in bloom

The Many Benefits Of Meadowsweet

January 5, 2014 smitsa 0

Meadowsweet is also named as Bridewort, Meadsweet, Dolloff, Meadow-Wort, Meadow Queen, Queen of the Meadow, Lady of the Meadow, Pride of the Meadow, Bridewort and Meadsweet. […]

Shaqima or sachima on a plate of wood.

Sachima (Sa-Chi-Ma)

December 16, 2013 smitsa 0

Sachima or Shaqima is a Chinese pastry found throughout the country. As in keeping with all pastry products there are many regional variations although it […]

Ripe naranjilla on a white background.

Naranjilla (Lulo)

December 4, 2013 smitsa 0

The Naranjilla or Lulo (Solanum quitoense, Lam. Syn. S. anulatum, Family: Solanaceae) is not a fruit likely to be found on the shelves in the […]