Chocolatey Myths

The biological properties of cocoa are widely misunderstood.Β  A Science News article has recently reported that chocolate needs to be looked at in a new light. According to the article, [ … ]

The Hot and The Painful

Capsaicin, the chemical responsible for the hot in hot peppers, now has an additional newly discovered function – it can also reduce pain. In fact, a group of scientists have [ … ]

Aflatoxin or A”flee”toxin?

The word fungus brings to mind gross images, for the most. Green cotton-like growths on breads, damp mildews and diseases. Not to make things more gross, but mushrooms are also [ … ]

Toxin in a Can

(www.acasatorta.wordpress.com) As a food-borne disease, botulism has been eradicated from the United States for the most, but its dangers still lurk in home-processed foods, specially in canned foods. The disease [ … ]

Take a Hint from the Brazilian Mint

Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme -Simon and Garfunkel’s “Scarborough Fair” And mint. (www.pintosbeans.wordpress.com) An ace natural pain-killer for headaches,stomach pain,fever and flu, the Brazilian [ … ]