random food facts by @ShSerad part 7

Posted on October 17, 2010

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#TeaTime. #GreenTea is the well known ‘wonder drug’. It gives health benefit to its drinkers.

Polyphenols in #GreenTea are potent antioxidants #TeaTime

Benefit of #GreenTea, lowers blood pressure, prevents tooth decay, lowers cholesterol, lowers the risk of cancer. #TeaTime

The word Pasta comes from the #Italian for “Paste”, meaning a combination of flour and water. #FoodFacts

The word #Spaghetti is the plural form of the Italian word spaghetto, which is come from spago meaning ‘thin string’ or twine. #FoodFacts

#FoodFacts: #Yogurt can be made from any mammal that produce milk: goats, cows, sheep, camel.

Word of #Yogurt comes from the Turkish word yogurur, which translates to “long life”. #FoodFacts

Bacteria in #Yogurt is a friendly bacteria🙂 Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. #FoodFacts

Tea is a healthy beverage offering many health benefits -if u skip the sugar and milk- #TeaTime

#Yogurt prevent constipation, diarrhea, and bloating

Brew your #Tea for at least 3-5 minutes to bring out the beneficial polyphenols. #TeaTime.

Peppermint #Tea has a minty taste. It helps various stomach problem such as Irritable bowel syndrome. #TeaTime

Lemon grass #Tea has a zesty and lemony taste. #TeaTim

Chamomile #Tea can help stomach pain and give one a good night sleep. #TeaTime

Lemongrass also known as Citronela grass and fever grass. #Herbal

#Herbal #Tea usually drink without milk, but you may like to add a little honey to taste.

#Cinnamon tea: spicy, naturally sweet, and very fragrant

#Cinnamon is one of the oldest #Spices and is native to #Srilanka.

#Parsley is often used as a #Spice in Middle eastern, European & American cooking. http://plixi.com/p/50702185
The parsley with the curly-leaves is often utilized as a garnish.
#Parsley #Tea can be made by infusing 1-2 tea spoon of the leaves/roots into a cup of near-boiling water. #HerbalTea
#Parsley #Tea may help in relieving menstrual pain. #HerbalTea

In Medieval times, women would often give knights&warriors gifts that include #Thyme leaves. It was believed to bring courage to the bearer.

#Thyme #Tea has been shown to be beneficial in treating coughs related to colds and flu. #HerbalTea http://plixi.com/p/50705099

The ancient #Egyptians used #Thyme in the mummification process.

When the #Greek said that someone “smelled of thyme”, it meant that the person was elegant, refined, & stylish.

The essential oil of #Thyme is called Thymol. #Herbal

In #Japan, mayo Jaga (mayonnaise, potato, bacon) and eel&squid are favorites for #Pizza toppings. #FoodFacts

#brazillians favor green peas on top of their #Pizzas.

Tandoori chicken and chicken Tikka are popular for #Pizza toppings in #India. #FoodFacts

Tribal wives: #Namibia/himba, the women always covering their hair&bodies in red ochre. They’re beautiful🙂

The #Himba wear little clothing, but the women r famous for covering themselves with otjize, a mixture of butter fat and ochre.

A mixture of butter fat&ochre in #Himba‘s women possibly to protect themselves from the sun. The mixture gives their skin a reddish color.

Lord John Macadam discovered the #Macadamia tree around 1857 in Australian East Coast.

#Macadamia #Nuts hv the highest content of unsaturated fats of all nuts.

The Greeks and Romans ate #Hazelnuts because of its exceptional flavour. The #Nuts was used as medication in the old days.

#Hazelnut‘s tree was the symbol of marriage, abundance of wealth & family happiness.

#Hazelnut tree grows in Turkey, Spain, and the United States. It is originally from Turkey

#Hazelnuts rich in Vitamin E! Vitamin E is a strong #Antioxidant.

#Peanuts originally come from South America. The #Incas used peanuts when burrying their dead to give them food to take along to the hereafter.

The peanut is not picked but dug up. #Peanuts r not classified as #Nuts but as legumes.

#TeaTime! High #Tea is served a little later in the day, usually along with supper and is a belated replacement for the traditional afternoon treat.

A cup of black #Tea has half the amount of #caffeine than a cup of #Coffee.

To get the most flavor and benefits out of #Tea, try brewing it by loose leaf instead of by tea bag.

The #Chinese word for #Tea is #Cha.

 

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