To begin, let, synthetic vinegar was invented by the German scientist K. Hoffmann in 1898. However, this product, only natural, was known to ancient Slavs. In “Domostroi” stated his recipe: “After the wort syrup to make sour four weeks, or longer, on the stove, and put in the vinegar honey molasses with gribenko or more, Yes peas a little bit of wheat to add a little, and also put cranberries and oak bark, and sometimes iron.”
The most acidic
Avicenna wrote that the vinegar in the East they make from grapes, raisins, sugar, dates, honey, rice and other products. This natural elixir is a storehouse of vitamins, mineral salts, trace elements. I must say that the vinegar is the acid. It was used by the ancient Greeks, and the word in Greek means “sour”. He was a dear and valuable product: even Cleopatra prepared a special drink of vinegar, dissolving pearls in it and thus obtaining the elixir of youth.
So what is vinegar? It is the result of fermentation lactic acid bacteria and depending on the raw material is alcohol, wine, fruit, beer, honey. In stores we see vinegar in 3-, 6 – and 9% interest, this means that vinegar in 100g contains 3 g of uksousnokisloy, double vinegar — 6 g, triple — 9 g acid.
Earlier alchemists vinegar was extracted by dry distillation of wood (bark, branches, sawdust). Now, in addition to acetic acid, you get wine, lactic, malic, citric and other acids. So, tartaric acid is produced from special salt deposited on the surface of wine barrels, milk — sugar waste molasses, lemon from. sugar and synthetic malic is from coal. Continue reading
Relatively recently in this regard in Russia spoke about the so-called Superfoods (superfood). This is a group of natural products, combining the fruits of the plants, karenia, sprouts, seaweeds and seeds. It is believed that the prefix “super” they are indebted for their nutrients, the concentration of which they are much more than in all other products.
Marketers left and right tell us that with regular use in combination with the General principles of good nutrition, Superfoods erase the traces of improper lifestyle, unbalanced diets and even the negative impact of bad environment. However, to date, there is no global medical research proving the therapeutic effects of such food.
But it is known that almost all products from the group of Superfoods used for thousands of years. Say at once that they never replaced the normal nutrition, Superfoods always went in addition to it.
But, as usual, in the pursuit of fashion people often forget to understand what actually are these natural food additives.
Varieties of Superfoods there are many. In Russia very popular so far acquired five products. We will understand in order that they represent.
In recent years interest towards small coral-red fruits of a Bush of Goji is marketed as a “cure-all”, having allegedly unique concentration of microelements and antioxidants. Continue reading
The farmer Valery Snigir for more than ten years of experience troublesome thing — the cultivation of medicinal herbs. It Novogrudok economy “Arnica Montana” is known to many people:
— Of course, I get satisfaction from work, but sometimes I wish I’d got in touch with herbs. For example, wheat or corn are always in demand in the market and does not need special care. And the grass requires more weeding. It is necessary to wash, to dry, to bring to the desired condition, to grind. And all handles. Try to mechanize all the process, purchased a mower, a shredder, but modern equipment is worth a lot of money (200 thousand euros). And, you can grow Valerian root, to harvest, but to interfere with the technology, and is raw no one will.
The farmer grows 200 acres of more than 20 species of medicinal and aromatic herbs (lemon balm, mint, sage, Catnip, hyssop, coriander and others), has a return of about 15-20 percent. Said that can live. Its products are bought by our company. The interest of the poles and the Russians. But they are asking for amounts to 20-30 tons, to recoup transportation costs. And at such volumes to go easy. Not everything depends on the willingness and diligence of the farmer.
Of the 22 farms that virascivanie herbs, 14 are farmer. And largely depends on how successfully the government will develop this industry. However, it remains the largest producer (about 50 percent of the total) is CSEA “state Farm “Big Mozheikovo”. Continue reading