Natural Cuisine

Vegan alternatives for butter

In the vegan lifestyle all products with animal origins are excluded from the diet. Amongst these also fats, but how can we find a worthy substitute of butter? These vegan alternatives for butter are the answer. Eating vegan, however does not mean giving up the sins of gluttony: also butter, as other foods, has an […] Read More

7 non-dairy alternatives to cow’s milk you should discover!

Especially if you are intolerant or allergic to Lactose, these non-dairy alternatives to cow's milk will be helpful. Milk can be either of animal origin or vegetable origin. Among the dairy milks available, cow's milk is without doubt the most popular. Other types of this product commonly available are goat's milk and sheep's milk. Cow's milk […] Read More

Pesticides: fruits and vegetables that contain the highest levels

In all kinds of intensive agriculture pesticides have been used massively for over half a century. Hence, we find pesticide residues everywhere and especially in our food: half of the fruits and vegetables produced by intensive farming contain these corrosive ingredients, although some actually absorb more than others. The American agency Animal and Plant Health […] Read More

Eating raw garlic: properties, benefits and contraindications

It is certainly not pleasing to all palates and certainly does not make us easily approachable, unless a couple of hours have passed since we ate it. But anyway garlic is a vegetable with many valuable properties. Garlic's benefits are known since ancient times.  This unique vegetable was regarded primarily as a tonic, an invigorating […] Read More

Amaranth properties and contraindications

It's a plant with a long history and it's a staple of Andean people. Amaranth is in fact a variety native to Central America, long forgotten, but slowly renowned and reintroduced in the recent couple of decades as a food in Europe and the US. The rediscovery of the plant has a certain date- 1975 […] Read More

The 10 best foods to eat for breakfast

In no particular order, here are our 10 best foods to eat for breakfast: 1. Oatmeal. Oats are one of the best foods to eat for breakfast because they are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, and fiber. For those specifically seeking a fiber boost in the morning, steel-cut oats are the best variety. When […] Read More

Is Greek yogurt or regular yogurt better for you?

Yogurt has always been a healthy choice for breakfast and snacks. In today’s consumer world, the different types of yogurt seem limitless. In any supermarket, you can find a variety of colors, flavors, and brands. In recent years, Greek yogurt has become increasingly popular. Its thick, creamy texture and more tart flavor are appealing and […] Read More

Beneficial properties of fava beans

Fava beans (vicia faba), also known as broad beans, have been consumed since ancient times by the Greeks and Romans. Inexpensive and easy to find, they grow in pods and can be eaten both cooked and raw. Originating in North Africa and South Asia, they are now cultivated and enjoyed all over the world. From a […] Read More

History and health benefits of radicchio

Radicchio, sometimes called Italian chicory, is a leafy perennial vegetable that is widely used in Italian cuisine. Cultivation of the vegetable began in the 15th Century in Italy's Veneto region. According to AcademiaBarilla.com: It was cultivated early on, originally by planting wild seed in the fields and vegetable garden. The radicchio that you find today is the […] Read More

Nutritional benefits of peanut butter: protein and healthy fats

A popular creamy spread used for sandwiches and snacks, peanut butter is a favorite of many around the world. Often thought to be unhealthy due to its hearty, filling nature and its frequent use as an ingredient in desserts, peanut butter is actually rich in nutrients. When eaten in moderate amounts, peanut butter is good […] Read More