Green tea is one of the world's most popular drinks, prized for its delicious flavour and multiple health benefits, produced from the leaves of Camellia Sinensis, a plant native to China.
The production process of this type of tea is very different from that of other varieties, such as black or oolong tea.
The first thing to know is that the tea leaves are harvested by hand, usually at dawn, in order to best preserve the aroma and flavour. After that, the leaves are left to wither for about 8-24 hours, depending on the type of tea to be produced. The result is a slightly bitter drink, very fragrant and rich in natural antioxidants.
Browse the gallery to discover green tea production step by step.
Mould is a controversial topic when it comes to cheese.
Many believe it to be a source of complex and refined flavours, while others are concerned about the possible presence of health-threatening microorganisms.
In this photo gallery, we explore the issue in depth, showing some of the most famous cheeses that contain mould and the differences between the different types.
We will also find out whether eating cheese with mould is really dangerous for your health by providing tips on how to consume it safely.
Spelt flour is an ancient ingredient, already known to the ancient Romans for its health-promoting properties. Nowadays, it is increasingly appreciated in modern cooking for its unique flavour and nutritional properties. Spelt flour is obtained by grinding the grains of the plant belonging to the grass family.
Spelt flour is a healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to regular wheat flour, enriching the diet with its healthy properties and unique taste. Used in the kitchen as a versatile ingredient, spelt flour can be used to prepare tasty and nutritious dishes for the whole family. Here are some tips on how to use spelt flour in the kitchen.
The gluten-free diet may be a necessary choice for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. In this case, you must exclude from your diet flours that contain this protein found in certain grains such as wheat, barley, spelt and rye.
What to do if you still want to prepare delicious and tasty dishes?
There are several options for substituting traditional flours; let's look together at the most common and easy-to-use flours for preparing naturally gluten-free meals.
Mistakes are often made in the kitchen due to false myths and popular beliefs, and this is also the case with flour.
We have analysed the most common false myths concerning flours, to try to provide as complete an overview as possible of these beliefs that often lead us to make mistakes that can affect our health.
We will dive into the world of flours and discover how to make conscious and healthy food choices to protect our health and improve our knowledge of this food to increase its usefulness in the kitchen.
It often happens that during the course of the day you have incredible hunger attacks, that you no longer reason until you put something under your teeth. These attacks can depend on many different factors, such as a bad breakfast, stress, nervous hunger and much more.
However, there are some scientifically proven techniques that help to combat this feeling, or at least to prevent these attacks from occurring in the first place. Much depends on the type of life one leads, and this is the root of 90% of the causes of hunger attacks.
Of course, this is not the only reason, and it is indeed important to go into the causes and possible remedies of hunger attacks.
After long months of winter, summer finally arrives and with it the desire to get a tan. And although sun exposure is one of the main sources of vitamin D, it is important to protect the skin from harmful UV rays.
However, there are some foods that can help you get a natural tan. In this gallery, we look at five foods that stimulate melanin production, act as antioxidants, improve skin elasticity and more.
Remember, however, to protect your skin with a sun cream suitable for your skin type. Also, drinking plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated is another way to maintain a healthy, long-lasting tan.
Are you a coffee lover? You might be happy to know that drinking this much-loved beverage could be linked to a lower risk of mortality, according to a study published in 'Annals of Internal Medicine'.
Researchers examined a large sample of individuals and found that coffee consumption, both sweetened and natural, can have a significant impact on our health and longevity.
We delve into the results of this research, which could change the way we look at our morning cup of coffee.
Reusing kitchen waste saves us money, as well as reducing food waste and helping to protect the environment. There are various creative and practical solutions we can adopt in the kitchen to reuse waste.
For example, vegetable scraps such as the green leaves of carrots, celery and fennel can be used to prepare soups, broths and sauces. In addition, citrus peel can become an excellent base for preparing sauces, perfumes and liqueurs. Coffee grounds can also be reused in the kitchen, being an effective exfoliating agent for the skin or as a fertiliser for plants.
Finally, we can use old bread to prepare meatballs, gratins and baked croutons. Taking care of kitchen waste helps us save money, and also gives new life to food and protects the environment.
The kitchen is a place where various hazards lurk that can jeopardise our safety.
From food poisoning and accidental injuries to fires and burns, the kitchen can be a potentially dangerous environment if proper precautions are not taken.
This photo gallery will explore the most common risks in the kitchen and provide practical advice on how to avoid them. Knowing these dangers and taking preventive measures can help us enjoy the culinary arts safely and without worry.
Sweet potatoes, also known as 'American potatoes' are a great ingredient for many recipes.
Rich in nutrients such as vitamin A and beta-carotene, vitamin C, fibre, manganese, potassium, copper and magnesium, they are a healthy choice to enrich many dishes.
They are perfect as a healthy side dish, but also as a main ingredient in nutritious soups or other dishes.
Get inspired with some of our tips on how to use sweet potatoes in the kitchen and, most importantly, try them out!