Starch

Like starch and cellulose, starch is a polysaccharide resulting from the condensation of glucose molecules. However, in contrast, starch is not a chemically homogeneous compound. Its molecules form two main fractions – unbranched amylose and branched amylopectin. Both have specific properties and perform different functions in the digestive process. Starch is found only in plant…

Pitaya

Pitaya known as dragon fruit appears more often on our plates as an ingredient of an exotic fruit salad, delicious low-calorie ice-cream or a spectacular cocktail. Where is the pitaya from? Why is it called the dragon fruit? What are its health properties and use in the kitchen? The origin of the dragon fruit Pitaya,…

Gotu Kola

In ancient China, Gotu kola because of its pro-health properties was called the elixir of life. Today, it is known in modern medicine as a medicine for many civilization diseases. What is extraordinary in gotu Koli? Where does it come from? Who can use it and who can harm it? Gotu kola – origin Gotu…

Watermelon

Although watermelon is not a fruit of Polish origin, it is extremely popular with us. It owes its popularity to the sweet taste and the fact that it perfectly quenches thirst. The increase in the consumption of watermelons is noted in particular during the summer. That’s when we feel like it. In addition to the…

Vegetarianism

Few people are aware of the fact that there are several varieties of vegetarian diets that differ significantly. Nevertheless, as we all know, the vegetarian diet consists mainly of eliminating meat dishes from our daily menu. What types of vegetarian diets can we distinguish? For what reasons do people decide on this type of diet?…

Proteins

Protein is one of the basic energy and building components of not only man but also every plant. Proteins constitute about 20% of the dry matter of the human body. This article describes what the protein is, what its functions, sources are and what are the consequences of excess and deficiency of this ingredient in…

Vegan pyramid of proper nutrition

The vegan diet is currently a very popular nutritional trend. It is a very restrictive version of a vegetarian diet, which consists of eliminating from the menu the meat, fish, eggs, milk and its products, and even honey, which is a product of bees. So how does a vegan pyramid of proper nutrition look like?…

Gluten free life

Fashion for a gluten-free diet is still going on. Gluten-free products can be found in virtually any grocery store, and their quantity is still increasing. Used to reduce weight, improve well-being and overall health. What is it about? Does it help and can everyone use it? Gluten-free diet – what is it about? The gluten-free…

Allergens

Recently, it is impossible not to notice that in the field of healthy eating, the extremes are becoming more and more present. Newer theories are emerging, each of which wants to be the newest, the best and even more revolutionary. So it’s time for allergens too. Allergic substances At the outset, I would like to…

Pumpkin- health from seeds

In addition to flavors, pumpkin also provides us with many valuable ingredients. Her seeds are one of the best sources of zinc. In which parts of the world is the pumpkin the most popular? What benefits does it bring to her diet? Pumpkin – history Pumpkin belongs to the annual plants of the cucurbits family….