Have you ever heard of mangosteen? Some form of mango, possibly? Not at all! It is actually a tomato-like fruit with a thick peel the colour of aubergine, containing pearl-white segments that look like mandarins and have a deliciously sweet taste!
Like muesli, there are many different kinds and qualities of granola. Biotona wants to offer only the best and healthiest granolas and for this reason decided to work together with food coach Claudia van Avermaet. She accepted our challenge to create something that was 'not just another granola'.
Anyone who lives at the coast will know what buckthorn is. Sometimes also known as sea buckthorn, the shrub Hippophae rhamnoides – that is its official Latin name – naturally occurs on sandy and salty soils in central Asia and along the coastlines of northern and western Europe.
The Japanese tea ceremony is a ritual that elevates the daily drinking of a refreshing beverage into an art. Green matcha tea is prepared with great precision and is drunk in accordance with ancient rules. So what exactly does this ceremony involve?
In Chinese medicine mushrooms like shiitake and maitake play an important role in helping to improve the body's natural resistance. In the West, we only really know of these mushrooms because of their delicious flavour.
Is coconut milk healthy? You bet! Coconut milk is packed full with vitamins and minerals, and is easy to digest. It also contains excellent health-giving fats, which makes it a great alternative for cow's milk.
Did you know that you need a daily intake of 30-40 grams of edible fibres to keep your intestines healthy? And that's not all: fibres can also offer plenty of other benefits for your health. They give you a nice full feeling, so that you don't eat too much at mealtimes, which helps to keep your weight in check. They also have a positive effect on your cholesterol and help to regulate your blood sugar level. Reasons enough to make sure you get a good portion of fibres each day!
The kilometres-high Andes mountains, its fertile volcanic soil and the jungles of the Amazon river are just three examples of the highly varied landscape of Peru. As a result, the remarkable range of vegetation and crops that grow or are cultivated in Peru are rich in nutrients, whose healing and health-giving properties were already discovered by the Incas in ancient times. Here we will discuss three of them: yacon, chia and ginger.