Organic foods are good business not just for those who eat them. In fact, they win the consumer crisis and, without discount prices, advance on the market. In Italy, the overall sales of organic food exceeded 2 billion euros in 2012 (+7 compared to the previous year) and today our country is in fourth place in the EU for consumption of organic food.
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Radish properties: the common radish, known in the scientific field as Raphanus sativus and in common jargon as red radish or radish, is an annual herbaceous plant very widespread in our country. Folk medicine associates numerous beneficial properties with radish and scientific research has been able to highlight the properties of the metabolites present in the vegetable.
Fruit and vegetable centrifuged are thirst-quenching drinks capable of concentrating many beneficial properties for the body. They are prepared thanks to the centrifuge, a machine that separates the pulp from the peel: it will not be necessary to peel the fruit. The juice obtained retains all the nutritional and healthy properties of fruit and vegetables: vitamins, mineral salts, enzymes and antioxidants.
Aromatic plant properties: the aromatic herbs that are commonly used in the kitchen are not only "good to season" and tasty for the palate, the properties of aromatic plants can be exploited as a real panacea for health! Aromatic plant properties, sage has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Dill, Anethum graveolens, is an annual herbaceous plant that grows spontaneously in meadows and uncultivated land of low and medium hills; it is a medicinal plant much appreciated for its properties, in fact, fruits and roots are used as a natural remedy in many cases.To take full advantage of the properties of dill, the fruits are harvested in late summer while the roots are taken in October .
Mint is a plant of the Labiate family. The genus mentha includes several species, all with erect whips around 50 cm.The species of the genus mentha are often so similar that it is difficult to identify, this is because the different species of mint can cross each other giving life to a large number of hybrids.
Cucumber properties: cucumber, a vegetable from the Cucurbitaceae family similar to the zucchini, has many beneficial properties for our body; it has a lot of water (about 95) and for this reason it has purifying and refreshing properties, thus bringing benefits to the kidneys. Due to the very low caloric intake (only 13 kcal per 100 grams) and the presence of tartaric acid, cucumber is often included in various slimming diets: according to experts, tartaric acid would have the property of preventing the carbohydrates placed in our organism turn into fat.
The crosses, the selections and even the genetic manipulations have given us many varieties of cabbage. The best known are: white cabbage, red cabbage, savoy cabbage, cauliflower, Buxwelles cabbage and kohlrabi. But there are others. Whatever the variety, cabbage has long-recognized properties and benefits, to the point that the ancients used cabbage only as a medicinal plant and not as a food as is done today.
Nettle in the kitchen: nettle is a spontaneous plant found almost all over the world, rich in minerals, vitamins and healing properties. In spite of its stinging action, nettle can be used in the kitchen to prepare various dishes. Nettle in the kitchen can be the protagonist of a wide range of courses, from risotto to timbales, from tagliatelle to omelettes ... The only limit is imposed by our imagination.
Cauliflower, a typical winter vegetable, has a beneficial effect on health thanks to its nutritional properties. Due to its low caloric content (25 kcal / 100 g) and its high satiating power, cauliflower is also indicated in slimming diets.Cauliflower nutritional propertiesRich in vitamins and minerals, cauliflower is a healthy and balanced vegetable, essential in all types of diet.
Lamio is a little known herb. Although it is very widespread and can also be found in the meadows of inhabited centers. Here it should not be confused with nettle, to which the white lamio resembles. Perhaps the little notoriety of lamio depends on the fact that in the large botanical family to which it belongs, that of the labiate, there are already many prima donnas - lavender, savory, thyme, rosemary, mint, sage and lemon balm - and when there is a lot of competition ... The fact remains that lamio, or rather laminae, are very important in herbal medicine and are used in the preparation of natural remedies (infusions and decoctions especially ) against phlegm and as a diuretic.
Savory has enjoyed a reputation as an aphrodisiac since ancient times. So much so that the monks of the past, in order not to fall into temptation, were forbidden to cultivate it in their gardens. Today savory infusions and herbal teas are used in herbal medicine as a diuretic and natural remedy against worms and intestinal ailments. But the reputation of 'love weed' remains.
Tarragon, a medicinal plant whose leaves have a thin and elongated shape, is highly appreciated in French and Tuscan gastronomy. The fresh leaves are spicy with a bitter aftertaste: they emanate an aroma that recalls that of celery combined with that of anise but once they are dry, they lose a good part of it.
Amaranth, a food with a thousand beneficial virtues, is highly appreciated in Italian gastronomy; it can be used in soups, side dishes, to prepare both sweet and savory, rustic flans, etc. Let's see in detail the properties contained in this super food. Amaranth, nutrients Proteins In amaranth there is an essential amino acid lacking in other cereals, lysine.