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Maple Syrup Grades Info

MAPLE SYRUP GRADES Maintaining the consistency maple grade syrups is crucial to private label marketers, chefs and food manufacturers alike. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has prepared the maple syrup grades, so that people can better select the maple syrups according to its viscosity and flavor. ·    Grade A maple syrup o    Light Amber [...]

By | March 27th, 2012|Maple syrup|Comments Off on Maple Syrup Grades Info

GRADE A VS. GRADE B MAPLE SYRUP

On seeing the syrup stacks at the grocery store, we are likely to encounter a lot of different syrups, plenty of real maple syrups and pancake syrups to pick from. Pancake syrups are mostly corn syrups with added essence, and perhaps not worthy in flavor and consistency compared to maple syrups. Even on sale, pancake [...]

By | March 18th, 2012|Maple syrup|Comments Off on GRADE A VS. GRADE B MAPLE SYRUP

Where can I buy coconut water

COCONUT MILK AND COCONUT WATER Coconut milk is produced by grating the coconut meat of grown-up, brown coconuts. This is a rich, white liquid containing fat and oils, and often used as a constituent in baking and cooking. Coconut water on the other hand, comes from the inside of younger coconuts filled with a translucent [...]

By | February 18th, 2012|Young coconut water|Comments Off on Where can I buy coconut water

What is grade B maple syrup

The sweet sap from the maple trees is used in the preparation of Grade B maple syrup and maple taffy. Let's know a bit more about maple, and how it benefits us with its products. Maple is a deciduous tree, with its characteristic lobed leaf most widely known as the national symbol of Canada. You [...]

By | February 14th, 2012|Maple syrup|Comments Off on What is grade B maple syrup

Of what importance is raw Cacao chocolate to the body?

Is Cacao chocolate a super food? Many people find themselves at the cross roads wondering what kind of food to eat for a healthy diet. There are a number of super foods that have a potent taste. These are the foods that can be acquired depending on taste. However, one super food that most people [...]

By | January 26th, 2012|Healthy snacks|Comments Off on Of what importance is raw Cacao chocolate to the body?

Growing Herbs: the basics to getting started

Growing herbs indoors or outside Growing herbs indoors or out, is not only a great hobby, but it will keep fresh herbs in your kitchen without having to go to the grocery store to purchase them. That is, if they even have the type of herbs you need or want. A good, easy to maintain [...]

By | January 6th, 2012|Herbs|Comments Off on Growing Herbs: the basics to getting started

Good healthy foods to eat

Good healthy foods to eat: The problem!!! Many of us do not have healthy foods to eat in the fridge and without healthy foods to eat, in the long run, could very well shorten and reduce our quality of life. Quality of life has become of importance to me and the older I get, the [...]

By | November 15th, 2011|Healthy diet|4 Comments

The history of the chocolate cacao

Raw chocolate is also known as chocolate cacao and comes from the cacao tree.   The trees grow in Mexico and central and south America and have been cultivated since around 1100 BC.  It was the Maya and Aztec civilizations who first started using the the seeds from the cacao tree and making them into drinks. [...]

By | October 19th, 2011|Healthy diet, Healthy snacks, Smoothies|Comments Off on The history of the chocolate cacao

Choosing Nutritious Kids Snacks Can Make a Difference

Providing nutritious kids snacks instead of fatty foods and sugary snacks can make a big difference. Just because the snack has nutritional value, does not mean it has to taste horrible. Being able to incorporate a great nutritious kids' snack into a child's school lunch can make a difference in the amount of energy they [...]

By | October 14th, 2011|Healthy snacks|Comments Off on Choosing Nutritious Kids Snacks Can Make a Difference

Feeling Great with Healthy Food Snacks

Benefits of eating healthy food snacks Adding healthy food snacks to your diet has many benefits. Sure, when you hear the term healthy, snack food is the farthest thing from your mind- but it is possible to snack in a healthy way. There are many benefits to eating  healthy food snacks. People tend to snack [...]

By | October 6th, 2011|Healthy snacks|Comments Off on Feeling Great with Healthy Food Snacks

What are Cacao Nibs

What are Cacao Nibs all about? Cacao nibs are a great tasting snack made from the cacao bean.  For those not quite familiar with the term, the cacao bean is the primary ingredient which makes all chocolate. This natural source of chocolate originates inside of a pod which grows on cacao trees found in warm [...]

By | October 1st, 2011|Healthy diet, Healthy snacks|3 Comments