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Is coffee really good for you?

Is coffee really good for you? The health effects of coffee have been studied extensively. Sometimes praised for its benefits for the cardiovascular system, sometimes criticized for its deleterious effects on the stomach, the little black boy does not make everyone agree. We come back to the health consequences of drinking coffee. According to the results of a recent study …

Coffee

The coffee tree is a small tree 5 to 7 meters high cultivated for its fruits, the “cherries”, which contain two seeds surrounded by pulp. it is the latter which, after roasting (partial calcination), will be used to produce coffee. The two most widespread species are Coffea arabica, the common coffee tree, native to Ethiopia and now widely cultivated in …

The benefits of cocoa 

Cocoa beans (Theobroma cacao) come from a tree called the cocoa tree, a tropical variety about 10 meters high, growing in humid forests in the shade of the canopy, originally in the upper basin Amazonian. Belonging to the Sterculiaceae family, the cocoa tree gives cream and pink flowers which, once in 1000, become pods. These pods of about 20 cm …

Cocoa

Cocoa beans are the seeds of the cocoa tree, which are used for making chocolate. They are extracted from the berries, which are opened for harvest and put to dry. The pod contains 16 to 60 seeds. The cocoa beans are agglomerated in the center of the pod in a mass comprising five rows corresponding to the five compartments of …

Shea butter: benefits and tips for use

Large and majestic, the shea tree grows in Africa. It can reach up to 15 meters in height and live for three centuries. It takes 15 to 20 years for it to give its first fruits and it does not reach maturity until around 50 years old. The fruits of shea are green and come in the form of a …

Shea Butter

Shea butter is a vegetable oil, an edible substance extracted from the fruits of the shea tree, a tree growing mainly in the wooded savannas of West, Central and East Africa, and whose name means “life” In languageMandingo. The consistency of shea butter depends on its geographical origin and therefore on its fatty acid content. In general, solid butter is …

Do sesame seeds make you fat?

There are many questions that raise our questions about sesame seeds. Given that it is a quality food, it is necessary that one informs oneself, on its virtues, its contributions and many others still. Sesame is eaten for its seed. White or black, it is very popular for its nutty taste, it can be eaten more and more alone, or …

What to do with cashew nut oil?

Cashew or Cashew Oil contains 80% Unsaturated Fatty Acids, the most representative of which are oleic acid – omega 9 – and linoleic acid – omega 6. It is also rich in proteins – 21%, in vitamins A, D, K, PP, E and in mineral salts: calcium, phosphorus, iron. It is a rare oil containing Vitamin E. It is an …

Cashew nut oil: how to make it?

The cashew nut is a nutty and oilseed fruit less rich in lipids. It has the most interesting vitamin and mineral content, as well as active ingredients that give it health benefits. Its oil is used in a traditional way in food use and in external use for its regenerating effect on the skin. The selected cashews are delicately toasted …

Do you know sesame oil?

Sesame oil is a vegetable oil extracted from sesame seeds; it has a particular aroma and the taste of the seeds from which it comes. It is golden yellow in color, and to ensure its quality, it is recommended to select an extra virgin oil, obtained by cold pressing, ideally of organic origin.   This an oil rich in monounsaturated …