random food facts by @ShSerad part 9

Posted on November 9, 2010

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#Asparagus is native to the Eastern Mediterranean area.

The origin of the Name #Asparagus comes from the Greek ‘asparagos’ meaning ‘sprout’ or ‘sparrow’.

#Asparagus first grown around 500BC in Greece.

There r a few hundred varieties of #Asparagus! But only a small number is edible.

The #Asparagus‘ variety we eat is usually greenish purple in color.

#Asparagus is an excellent source of potassium, folic acid, vitamins A, C, K, and vitamin B complex.

Eat #Asparagus for its dietary fiber.

When eating #Asparagus, always lightly steam, rather than boil, to preserve the sodium and other minerals from boiling away.

#Asparagus contains iron, which is essential for fighting anemia.

The larger the diameter of #Asparagus, the better the quality.

#Asparagus has no fat, contains no cholesterol and is low in sodium.

The term of #Shish #kebab comes from turkish words literally meaning “skewer” and “roast meat”.

Japan has #Yakitori, which is grilled skewered Fowl.

In France, they are called #Brochettes, meaning Skewer

#Indonesia has #Satay or #Sate, a dish of marinated,skewered , and grilled meats, served with a #Peanut sauce.

Meats commonly used to make #Satay include beef, mutton, squid, tofu, fish, chicken

#Chuanr, like #Satay, originated in the Xinjiang province of #China.

#Chuanr or chuan are small pieces meat roasted and skewered. They are roasted over charcoal/electric heat.

In Tianjin-#China, #Chuanr often served with small round breads, grilled with the same spices.

Sometimes, #Chuanr can be found with various #Insects and #Bugs.

#Sosatie is a traditional South African dish of meat cooked on skewers.The term derives from #Sate (skewered meat) and Saus (spicy sauce).

#Shasilk or Shashlyk is a form of Shish Kebab popular throughout the former Soviet Union and Mongolia.

The meat for #Shashilk usually marinated overnight in high-acidity marinade like dry wine, vinegar, #herbs, and #Spices.

In the #Netherlands, #Pancakes are called Pannenkoeken and eaten at dInnertime.

#Poffertjes are another #Dutch #Pancake-type Dish.

#Crêpes popular in France, Canada, Brazil. #Crêpes made from milk, eggs, and flour.

In the #Philippines, Pancakes or #Hotcakes are served with #margarine, #Syrup and Condensed milk. They served for breakfast.

Traditional #Indonesian #Pancake is #Serabi. It is made from rice flour, served with sweet sauce of #Coconut milk &Brown #Sugar.

Kue Ape is one of the Traditional #Pancake in #Indonesia, also called kue Tetek.

Is Kue #Lekker means Yummy cake?🙂 it is thin crispy #Crêpes/#Pancake.

#Chamomile #Tea is famous as a relaxing infusion. It was used in #Roman times to ease period pains. #TeaTime http://plixi.com/p/54357365

The Tea is free from #caffeine🙂. It contains polyphenols, boosts our Immune System @elsachristine re. #Rooibos #Tea #TeaStory

Before you go for workout, take a spoon of #honey to enable you to go for the extra mile!

#honey is very Hygroscopic, means that it easily absorbs moisture from the air.

#honey contains natural #Antioxidant properties.

#Earl Grey #Teas was named after Charles Grey. He was Prime minister to King William IV in the early 19th century.

#EarlGrey Tea is a blend of #indian and #Ceylon #Teas.

#EarlGrey #Teas can be used to make Iced Tea

#EarlGrey Tea gets its specific flavor from oil of #Bergamot. Bergamot is a small acidic #Orange.

The longer you brew the #Tea, the more Bitter tasting #Tannin will be dissolved.

You get better results using #LooseTea in a Teapot, rather than #TeaBags.

#Mushrooms r not technically a vegetable, but a far older member of the plant kingdom.

#Mushrooms do not use Sunlight to produce energy.

Brown #Rice provides twice as much fiber as White rice.

Since 400BC, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine have used #Vinegar & vinegar mixed with #honey as an energizing tonic.

Regular #GreenTea drinking may reduce your risk for Flu.

Oysters are rich in Iron and Zinc, which is essential for immune function.

Some #Teas, such as #Darjeeling, are named for the region in which they are grown and processed.

In most regions, the best quality #Tea is still picked by hand.

Workers who harvest the leaves by hand are traditionally called #Pluckers.

#Chai is the #indian word for #Tea. Today the term indicates a sweet concoction made from Black tea, milk, sugar, and #Spices.

#Chai #Spices include: #Cardamon, #Cinnamon, #Ginger, Black Pepper, #Clove, Indian Bay leaf, and #Nutmeg.

All #Tea contains cancer-fighting #Antioxidants, but high quality #GreenTea and #whiteTea have them in greater concentrations.

#Decaffeinated #Teas still contain some traces of #caffeine.

#EnglishBreakfastTea is made with Black #Teas.

The various Blends found in #EnglishBreakfastTea include: #Assam, #Ceylon, Kenyan.

#Jasmine #Tea originates from the Song Dynasty (960-1279).

#Jasmine #Tea is made from Green, Oolong or Pouchong #Tea base.

#Jasmine Tea is a popular choice to sip just before bed for those who are suffering from sleep deprivation.

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