History of Ketchup

Other Ketchups

Another type of ketchup is mushroom ketchup, thought to be the first kind in Britain. People used to pickle mushrooms just for the mushrooms, but then started using the pickle sauce by itself. Various other ingredients have also been used to make ketchup, including, but not limited to, mussels, oysters, and walnuts. These would be blended with garlic, spices, onions, wines and/or spirits to create varying flavors.

The Popularity of Tomato Ketchup

As tomato products became more and more popular, tomato ketchup came on the scene around the 1830s. It became instantly popular in the United States and you could say it is America’s “national condiment.” In fact, it is almost on every restaurant table! Some of the … Read the rest

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Fruit-Flavoured Drinks

Well, drinking water is an excellent habit too, but what most people do not know is the fact that these fruit-drinks that are manufactured today are not fat-inducing. In fact, they are packed with multivitamins and minerals which will not only cool you in summers, but at the same time also energize you with the best of nutrients. Scientists have also discovered that the liquid form is the best way to have your nutrients. This form is not only absorbed faster in the body, but it also works in the most efficient way. This is why a lot of energy drinks are now being made in the powder form so that they can be mixed with water and had or … Read the rest

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Benefits of Strawberries

BENEFITS of ANTIOXIDANTS: Antioxidants are chemical compounds or substances that inhibit oxidation. They are the body’s friend. They seek out, neutralize and destroy free radicals that cause havoc on the body. Free radicals speed up the aging process by breaking down collagen and reducing oxygen levels in cells. When free radicals overcome antioxidants, aged or poor skin conditions may develop such as wrinkling, pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions.

ANTIOXIDANT FRUITS: strawberries, apples, oranges, plums, red grapes, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, mangos, pears, bilberries, cantaloupe and more. Antioxidant fruits improve skin condition and boost the immune system.

BENEFITS of VITAMIN C: Strawberries have an especially high content of vitamin C. Vitamin C has anti-aging properties. Reduce appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes. … Read the rest

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Non-Food Uses For Sugar

  • Clean your hands: If you are doing some greasy work, then your hands will surely become sticky and your regular soap will never take that stickiness away. At that time, you can use sugar to cut the grease and scrub it away. You just need to take a teaspoon of sugar into the palm and wash with regular soap as usual. You will surprise to see the results.
  • Homemade sugar scrubs: Sugar is really helpful to remove dead skin and therefore widely used in various body care products. Don’t be confused, just take brown sugar with almond or any with your favorite essential oils and mix it well. Your homemade scrub is ready to use, which helps to provide a
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About Haggis

Robert Burns was a Scottish Nationalist, and was very patriotic. Such was the love for the poet that after his death, Burns Night was celebrated every January 25th – which would have been his birthday. His friends would sit and recite his poems, and when they came to ‘Address to a Haggis’, a steaming haggis would be brought into the room for them to eat.

These days Burns Night is still celebrated, and Scots around the world celebrate the great man, and eat the Haggis he so enjoyed.

Because of Burns, Haggis is now widely regarded as the national dish of Scotland. But while it is revered north of the border, in other places there can be a hesitancy to … Read the rest

Nutritional Benefits of Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is made out of the flesh of a ripe coconut and should not be confused with coconut water which is the liquid that you can drain out of a punctured coconut. The flesh of a coconut is found along the inner walls of a cut open coconut and should ideally be thick and creamy to produce milk. Making coconut milk requires some time and processing but you can also buy it in bottles or cans.

A lot has been said about the nutritional benefits of this milk. Below is benefits so that you can see what all the hype is about.

Coconut milk is rich in nutrients such as vitamins, calcium, chloride, minerals and potassium.  Although full of … Read the rest

How To Avoid Bones when Eating Seafood

The benefits of the larger and firmer fleshed fish

Tuna and Monk Fish are two prime examples of larger fish. They both have firm textured flesh, strong spines and few of the smaller lateral bones. Tuna being considered very similar to lean Beef, and Monk Fish on a par with Prawns and Lobster. The recipe alternatives from around the world for both fish are enormous. Check on the Internet for cooking suggestions from the simple to the more complex. You will be able to create a wonderful bone-free meal.

How to remove bones from the more complex species of fish

A few years ago I dined with a business associate who ordered Whitebait as a starter. Whitebait are the tiny … Read the rest

Cooking Seafood At Home

A couple of types of fish are noted for higher than average levels of mercury, those being Shark and Swordfish. Having an eating regime without them will be easy to create. Since there are over 20,000 species of fish in the waters around the world.

However studies show that over 90% of these consumed pollutants in the US food chain come from eating vegetables, meat, dairy products and eggs. Should we recommend to the vegetarian not to eat vegetables? To the keen steak and burger lover not to eat beef? To not eat eggs with our breakfast? The answer is obviously no. In the same way that there is strong evidence that eating fish and fish oils is of great … Read the rest

Find Fresh Fish

Barter with an amateur fisherman

How often have you been on a walk and seen somebody catching fish. Well it might come as a surprise, but lots of people who take up fishing as a hobby do not like eating fish. It is the challenge of the hunt for the fish, and time in the great outdoors, that attracts them. So be on the lookout for people who are landing catches. Ask them would you like to sell any of those fish. The worst they are likely to say is no. However be prepared. In your rucksack, have an ice pack and some plastic bags to keep your purchase cool. Along with the bait for the fisherman, a couple of … Read the rest

Say No to MSG

Synthetic Manipulation of MSG

As said above, the human body requires the naturally occurring glutamate in some quantities. But the artificial processing and manipulation of glutamate produces a form which is not the same as the naturally occurring form. As seen from other examples of hormone medications, any effort to replicate a natural product does not give the same effects and results. In fact, the possibilities of causing harm to the body can be multiplied. Same is the case of the synthetically manufactured MSG. Though advocates of MSG argue that the glutamate used in food additives is equally good, the presence of contaminants in processed MSG cannot be ruled out.

Results of Studies in this regard

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