There are basically two types of coffee consumed most commonly worldwide – Coffee Arabica (These are the higher quality beans and are referred to as gourmet coffee) and Coffee Robusta (They have more of an astringent flavor and contain a higher amount of caffeine).
More than three-quarters of the beans that are sold in the world today are Coffea Arabica, the majority of the remaining bulk are Coffea Robusta also known as Coffea Canephora.
Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world – and yet, there’s still a lot of mystery and wonder about it.
For example, did you know that green, black and white tea all come from the same plant? It’s true – they’re all from the Camellia sinensis bush, but how they’re processed after harvest produces their very different aromas and flavors.
Here’s another one: what we call “herbal teas” are technically not ‘teas’ at all. Herbal tea contains no Camellia leaves; rather, it is made from many plants, using not just the leaves, but also the flowers, roots, bark and seeds. These brews typically contain flavorful, beneficial ingredients like chamomile, lemongrass and mint, and naturally contain no caffeine at all.
Vanilla is a flavoring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily from the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla . Vanilla is the second-most expensive spice after saffron because growing the vanilla seed pods is labor-intensive. Despite the expense, vanilla is highly valued for its flavor. As a result, vanilla is widely used in both commercial and domestic baking, perfume manufacture, and aromatherapy.
Kidney beans are a variety of the common bean a legume native to Central America and Mexico. The common bean is an important food crop, and a major source of protein throughout the world. Used in a variety of traditional dishes, kidney beans are usually eaten well cooked.There are different classifications of kidney beans, such as:
• Red kidney bean (also known as: common kidney bean, Rajma in India, Surkh (Red) Lobia in Pakistan).
• Light speckled kidney bean (and long shape light speckled kidney bean).
• Red speckled kidney bean (and long shape light speckled kidney bean).
• White kidney bean (also known as cannellini or Lobia in India or Safaid (White) Lobia in Pakistan).
Green Mung Beans are an ancient superfood from Asia that have been eaten for centuries by health conscious cultures aware of their nutritional benefits. They are an all natural plant based protein that are low in calories, low in fat, high in fiber and high in protein. Green Mung Beans can be eaten cooked or sprouted. When sprouted, they are a living food power packed with enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Almonds are the star of the Nut’s. They come in lots of varieties, and they’re classified by their color, shape and size.
The almond is a tree nut native to the Mediterranean region. The edible part of the almond is actually a seed from a drupe, a fruit in which the outer shell and hull layers are typically not eaten. After extracting the almond seed, the shells and hulls are often used for livestock feed and bedding.
Cashew nuts from centuries have been very precious and among the most consumed dry fruits. It is eaten on its own, used in recipes, or processed into cashew cheese or cashew butter.
Cashew kernels are graded based on their size, shape, colour. A grade is denoted by two or more alphabets and a number. or eg: WW 320 would be whole white kernel without any breakages. In a measure of one pound in weight there will be 320 kernels.
Hazelnuts are packed with nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidant compounds and healthy fats. They can be found whole, sliced, ground, raw or roasted. They are commonly eaten as a snack or added to baked goods and other dishes.
All in all, they are an excellent and delicious source of nutrients that can be easily incorporated into your diet. Turkey is the world’s largest producer of hazelnut
Walnuts are nutrient dense and are the only tree nut that provides a significant amount of the plant-based omega-3. They provide the goodness of a natural whole food while adding unique flavor and texture to a variety of foods. Known for their place in premium baking, they can also be used in snacking applications and in unexpected ways from meat substitutes to thickeners for soups and sauces.