Sure, it can be misconstrued as pretentiousness, but after a decade of producing her own, she’s an olive oil insider, intimate with last year’s poor harvest. 2014 was a black year for olive oil, a 15-year low in global production that saw key producers like Spain, Italy and Morocco’s output falling 40 to 50 per cent below average.
It’s not the first time olive oil fraud has been covered, but the nice part about the article is it provides a couple of things to look for when tasting. I’ve noticed there’s no smell in the normal olive oil I’ve bought to date, but the extra virgin does. I’ll have to review to figure out if it’s proper.
I remember ginger as something I was told to avoid while on blood thinners. But research consistently says consuming ginger is not a concern while on warfarin/coumadin. There’s 0.1 mcg of vitamin K in 100 grams/3.5 ounces of raw ginger – there’s so little, it’s basically non-existent. I love ginger, as an ingredient in a recipe or various forms of candy: covered in sugar, or chocolate…
…cranberries, a native North American fruit, “magical,” but he easily talks up a lot of their “neat qualities.”
The health benefits of the berries rich in antioxidants have been well-known for years, and range from anti-inflammatory properties to the ability to help fight urinary tract infections and, some believe, cancer.
The physical structure of cranberries is also a boon for the way they are harvested in bogs or marshes that have been flooded.
If berries floating on top of water get exposed to increased amounts of natural sunlight (in comparison to other growing and harvesting conditions), they are likely to develop greater concentrations of anthocyanins. These greater concentrations of anthocyanins are likely to provide us with stronger health benefits.