Posts Tagged antioxidant

Raw rice recipe that tastes like cooked one

Raw rice recipe that tastes like cooked one

  Warning, this raw rice recipe is forbidden for ordinary people! ūüėČ . Kidding. However, if you were living in China in 1500, it would have been forbidden for you.¬†Well, unless you were lucky to have been born in a royal family. Or in an extremely well-off

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What is a Saskatoon berry? I’d say a kid of blueberry and apple

What is a Saskatoon berry? I'd say a kid of blueberry and apple

  When I’m eating Saskatoon berries, people passing by either ask or illuminate me with the stare of¬†suspiciousness. What is a Saskatoon berry? I will get to that in a moment. But first, let me tell you about an encounter that I had while grazing on these.

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What is astaxanthin? It keeps flamingos nice and vermilion

What is astaxanthin? It keeps flamingos nice and vermilion

  What is astaxanthin, this bizarre sounding thing? Astaxanthin is a king among the antioxidants. It belongs to carotenoids, the same group where famous beta-carotene resides.¬†It’s a pigment. Astaxanthin gives a striking vermilion (red-orange) colour to wild salmon, funny large-eyed critters like shrimp and krill, majestic flamingos,

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Understanding free radicals and antioxidants

Understanding free radicals and antioxidants

Antioxidants… Free radicals… Ubiquitous words in health magazines and blogs, but few know what they really mean. Understanding free radicals and antioxidants might make you pay more attention to the staff of life – greens, vegetables and fruits. Wait. Isn’t bread the staff of life? Not the

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