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?…

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?…

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….

Vegetarian diet

Vegetarianism is a way of feeding, which in both India and the Middle East, where it originated, has been known for many years. Recently, it has become more and more popular all over the world. People interested in healthy eating often choose vegetarianism as a healthy lifestyle. Is it right? What exactly does vegetarianism consist…

Gluten

We already knew about the existence of gluten from 1728, but he was present in our diet for thousands of years, and maybe even longer. All products made from cereals of wheat, barley, rye and triticale are abundant in gluten. We also find it in some products that have nothing to do with cereals, for…