Vegetarian diet and all its variations (f.e. vegan) provides you with plenty of health benefits, if done correctly. When on this diet, you need to pay extra attention to the following vitamins, minerals and microelements to avoid their deficiency: calcium, iron, zinc, iodine, vitamin B12, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids and sufficient amount of protein. […]
Have you ever thought why is it recommended to soak beans before cooking? What a stupid question you might think. Of course, to reduce the cooking time! Indeed, during soaking the water is dispersed into the starch granules and protein fractions of beans, which facilitate processes (such as gelatinization and protein denaturation) to soften the […]
Traditional vegetables in the Southern Africa are African nightshade (Solanum retroflexum Dun) and non-headed Chinese cabbage (known as pak choi). Both of these types of vegetables contain healthy benefits (such as phenolic compounds, with antioxidant properties) and higher levels of calcium and iron than raw spinach.