Category:Food And Drinks

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It is known that heredity and "environmental" factors, such as smoking and alcohol consumption , are important factors contributing to the risk of developing certain cancers. Another environmental influence that has garnered more and more attention is diet - both in terms of its role in triggering cancer and its potential role in helping to prevent it. According to the AICR, 30-40% of all cancers are directly linked to food, physical activity, and body weight. Though what you eat can hurt you, what you eat can also help you. Many common foods contain cancer-fighting properties, from the antioxidants that neutralize the damage caused by free radicals to the powerful phytochemicals that scientists are just beginning to explore. More...

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Fenugreek.jpg Fenugreek is used in a very limited manner in Western cuisine. It is a part of curry powder mixes, chutneys especially mango chutney, artificial maple syrup or as maple flavouring, or in spiced vinegar. France grows a small amount of fenugreek. More...

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This section contains unbiased, carefully researched, condensed information about ingredients, methodologies, equipment, techniques and recipes, and also provides links to the latest news. It is pledged to help us make informed decisions about what we put inside our bodies. The sustaining core of this section is the belief that how we eat and what we eat is at the heart of who we are…. as individuals, as families and as communities.

We also believe that while food is a necessity for survival, it is also a metaphor replete with layers of meaning- food is love, joy, memories, comfort and refuge. Its consumption involves all five senses and impacts our well-being in a manner that is unique. We hope that this section will help us understand food and drink as health and happiness



  • Salt is the world's oldest known food additive.
  • It has more than 14,000 known uses.
  • One of the greatest military roads in history was built to bring salt from the salt works at Ostia, on the Tiber River, to Rome. The English word salary comes from the fact that Romans were paid in part with salt coins that were called solarium.
  • Mahatma Gandhi’s “Salt March” was instrumental in the freedom of India from British Colonial rule and the salt tax.
  • When Napoleon Bonaparte was at war with Russia, thousands of his men died in the retreat from Moscow. Historians record these soldiers died from wounds that would not heal because their bodies had been deprived of salt.
  • It has been said that the lack of salt in the south was the greatest single factor for the Confederacy having lost the war. More....


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