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Thorny courgette
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Thorny courgette or chayote: what it is, its benefits and how to use it in the kitchen

Exotic fruit of ancient origins, the thorny courgette is a very common vegetable in South American cuisine, where it is called chayote and used just like a “simple” courgette. The delicate flavour and countless beneficial properties are the characteristics of this increasingly well-known and appreciated food. Also known as Sechio, the thorny courgette is a […]

African horned melon
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Kiwano or African horned melon: the strange tropical fruit that tastes like cucumber and banana

African horned melon, Its flavour is delicate and the taste is reminiscent of a mix between banana and cucumber: it is kiwano, a colourful tropical fruit also known as African horned melon or African horned cucumber. Increasingly present also in western markets, kiwano has many useful beneficial properties and can be used in cooking raw […]

differences durum wheat and soft wheat
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The differences between durum wheat and soft wheat

The differences between durum wheat and soft wheat: cultivation, use in the kitchen and properties Similar in structure but profoundly different in shape, nutritional values, uses in cooking and cultivation: how many of you really know the differences between soft wheat and durum wheat? From the first we get the white flour, from the second […]

Laurel
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Laurel, anti-inflammatory: here are properties, benefits, use and contraindications

Laurel (Bay leaf) is a plant with an intense aroma and numerous properties. Ranging from culinary applications to herbal medicine, laurel finds an important position as an ally for human health. Laurel, whose taxonomic name is Laurus nobilis, is an evergreen plant belonging to the Lauraceae family and native to the southern areas of Europe. […]