month : 05/2015 3 results

Fish oil

The story  Fish oil was produced for the first time in England in 1775 extracting it from cod liver. In the 80s, thanks to the technology, the fish oil wasn't extracted from the liver any more, but from the body of the animal. It solved the problem of the toxicity of vitamin A mainly present in the liver. The mode of fish oil exploded in the United States in the mid-80s. It was soon abandoned because the amount of capsules was exaggerated with conseguent high costs . The characteristic of ...

Cuttlefish with peas

Mediterranean Diet presents to you today: some important advices about cuttlefish' properties. The cuttlefish: The cuttlefish is a cephalopod mollusk with an oval body, flattened and surrounded by a fin; from the body protrudes the head with 10 tentacles, two of which are longer, retractable and with the end full of suckers. It can reach up to 35 cm. The colouring is variable from males to females and provides them with good camouflage ability. Inside the body (in the mantle), there is a ...

Cooking the beets

Mediterranean Diet presents you today some valuable tips on cooking the beets and how to use and how to preserve the beets. Historical evidence Beet, also called "beetroot", is a native of North Africa, and was already known in 420 BC, as “beta”. During the centuries, the cultivation of beets began to expand throughout Spain and France, thanks to the crops in monasteries and, only later, thanks to the farmers. In the fifteenth century it came to the rest of Europe, where, initially, it ...