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.

Have you ever thought why wine with your favorite cheese (or other fatty foods) tastes even better? A recent small study provides an answer.

Beans are a rich source of polyfenols that help us to stay healthy. At least, if you know, how to increase their content, as it changes during storage and preparation. So, what are the best ways of preparing beans to benefit the most from their healthiest polyfenols?