It was from the peas that G. Mendel began long and thorough studies of hybridization and transmission of characters, then formulating the known laws of genetics, still accepted and completely accredited by the world of science. The importance of peas is not limited to genetics: these legumes have triumphed in the Italian tables, not only for their delicate flavor and sweet, but also for the proper nutritional intake and therapeutic properties (especially for pea protein) . In this article we ...
Today Mediterranean Diet presents you some valuable tips on how to use and eat the Hop.
The first historical mentions of hop date back to 760 when, in France, reigned Pepin the Short, and refer to a hop garden near the monastery of Freising, Germany.
In 725, in Weihenstephan, San Corbiniano had founded a monastery with its brewery. The Weihenstephan brewery was the first in the world to have used this plant.
The use of this plant has facilitated the retention and, conseq...
Strawberry the fruit of love
Today your advisors of Mediterranean Diet present you... Strawberry the fruit of Love
"The strawberry grows underneath the nettle
And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best
Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality."
(W. Shakespeare, Henry V)
HISTORICAL FACTS of "Strawberry the fruit of love"
Strawberry the fruit of love was protagonist of legends and poems.
The strawberry, as we know it, was imported in modern times from North America into France. A Cherokee Legend said that the ...
Menu of Easter region by region
Mediterranean Diet today presents the EASTER.
The important day is coming, it is time to devote our attention to the lunch waiting Italian people, from Val d'Aosta to Sicily: region by region easy recipes for Easter lunch.
And if, obviously, you cannot achieve them all, you can at least brag with friends to know some recipies, involving them, incidentally, just this question: "Who among the members of our family knows best the Easter traditions of different regions?". Good reading, ...
How to cook artichokes
Today your advisors of Mediterranean Diet present you the best way to cook the artichokes: " Artichokes alla Giudia"
We think that the best way to cook artichokes is to cook them in the same way that most restaurants in Rome cook.
We don't speak about stuffed artichokes but deep fried artichokes "alla Giudia" .
After cooking artichokes in ths way, the result is a tender inside, with crunchy, nutty, deep golden brown leaves that look like a sunburnt chrysanthemum.
This is a specia...
Today Mediterranean Diet present you some information about the healthy properties of figs and two fig recipes.
The fig plant (Ficus carica is its scientific name) belonging to the family Moraceae, has ancient origins – in the middle east; the plant can reach the ‘height of eight meters and is divided into two main types: one produces the early figs that ripen in early spring or, at most, at the end of summer and the other produces so-called normal figs coming instead ...
Easy rice recipe
Today your advisors s of Mediterranean Diet present you an easy rice recipe
Recipe Type: Rice
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 35 mins
For 4 people
320 g Vialone Nano
7 dl meat broth (well degreased)
150 gr. pork loin lean (if fat will blanched before use)
150 gr, lean veal
40 gr butter
50 gr. grated parmesan
20 gr. butter and Parmesan separately
The use of the hop
Today your advisors of Mediterranean Diet present you some invaluable advice on the use of the hop.
The history of hop
The Sumerians and the CHINESE MEDICINE knew the therapeutic properties of the hops. They used it as a digestive remedy and for the treatment of leprosy, tuberculosis, dysentery and intestinal diseases.
In our culture only from the twelfth century, the plant is a "remedy of melancholia" for its aperitif, cleansing, laxative and worming. In 1500 at the time of the ...
We all know dandelion... how many times have we walked in the meadows and have we taken this flower blowing it in the face of a friend, but few knows the dandelion benefits.
His name DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale) comes from the greek "remedy," "healing" and is a native of Eurasia and is one of the most common weeds in Italy. The Common Dandelion belongs to the Asteraceae family Composite and spring gives us the flowering meadows of a beautiful yellow, intense and smiling, as if to announce, ...
Vegan millet croquettes
Today your advisors of vegetarian diet present you:
Vegan millet croquettes
For those who wonder how croquettes can be made avoiding potatoes and eggs. Besides, a smart recipe to use leftover vegetables in an original way that will tease children as well.
Though not very common in the Italian tradition, millet is a gluten free grain rich in vegetarian proteins and fibers. It’s also a good source of magnesium, potassium, copper and phosphorus.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: ...