The Vezzena cheese

The Vezzena cheese is produced on the Folgaria, Lavarone and Luserna highland from very ancient times, always having great fame thanks to the excellent product and the possibility of dual use table and grating. Until the First World War Vezzena was the only cheese in Trentino used as a seasoning for soups and dumplings and as  chronicle tell us, it was one of the favorite cheeses by Emperor Franz Joseph. Raw milk semi-skimmed - from Brown Swiss or Alpine Grey cow - is processed with ...

Sweet taste of grapes

Have you ever tasted the sweet taste of grapes? During the summer for our lunch and our dinner we have to choose fresh and digestible foods as they help our metabolism to cope better metabolic stress. Important is also the introduction of those elements that eliminate with sweating, such as mineral salts, trace elements and certain vitamins with the consequence of a state of general fatigue. Eliminate high in fat and very elaborate foods but don't abolish them completely. Fruit and ...

Properties of honey

Today, Mediterranean Diet, present you a special article; this article is a treasure trove of advice and presents you with some invaluable hints and tips on properties of Honey and when you’re done reading you will understand why we call it “the miraculous honey“, a wonderful and special gift of our friends Bees, . . . a gift much appreciated by us human beings Strengthen the immune system - beauty care - prevention of diseases ... and many other issues to consider when talking about a ...

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 ...

In vino veritas

In Vino veritas is one of the most famous phrase since thousand years. It was used by the Latin to say that when we drink too much we say things that we would never say. And so the great Arc at last came to rest on Mount Ararat, and Noah and his vast family came out, followed by “all the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground”. For Noah had saved all Creation and was named ‘Soter’ the saviour. He had saved all that moved, but not the grasses, nor the trees nor any ...

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 ...

Pea protein

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 ...

The Hop

Today Mediterranean Diet presents you some valuable tips on how to use and eat the Hop. Historical notes 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 ...