Diet and Depression: 5 Foods to Eat Up When You’re Down, and 5 to Avoid
Everyone experiences periods of melancholy, sorrow, and regret. If we are not proactive in dealing with these emotions, they can easily escalate into depression and despair. The food we consume can play a large part...
Drought-resistant Prickly Pear Seen as a Sustainable Food, Feed and Fuel Source
The food and fuel potential of Sweet Prickly Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) has been under investigation for years. As early as 2015, United Kingdom scientists proposed that water-efficient plants may be the key to future bioenergy...
Sana Khan (20) and her sisters, Noor, Ilham and Asam, sitting among the Cape Coast flowers. The girls started their luxury honey brand, named Beelal Honey, during the national lockdown.
Sibling’s Cape Fynbos Honey Scoops Top Spot at the International Awards in London
Four South African sisters are in a class of their own, after winning the top prize at the London 2021 International Honey Awards (LIHA).  The Khan girls from Cape Town - Athlone were presented with...
Making pickles is a fun way to extend the life of your garden produce, and take advantage of the benefits offered by lactic acid fermentation.
Make Your Own Pickles and Enjoy the Benefits of Lactic Acid Fermentation
The fermentation of various foods has been practiced throughout the ages and in every culture. Traditionally valued as a means of preserving food, it is now recognized that fermentation also offers many health benefits, such...
Purslane and Other Incredible Edibles – Wild Edibles Part II
Eating seasonally is one of the most efficient ways to maintain health, harmony, and vitality. Shopping your local farmer’s markets, belonging to a CSA, and growing your own produce are all great ways to ensure...
Turmeric, the Golden Superfood, Can Be Grown at Home
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a member of the Ginger (Zingiberaceae) family of plants, which produce a flavorful rhizome that grows underground. Grown in southern India, this flowering plant is also called Indian Saffron, and the...
Rooibos: Extraordinary Herb Receives Due Distinction
A proud inheritance of South Africa, Rooibos tea has become the very first food in Africa to be approved by the EU for listing on the register. The EU's logo may now be used on...
If your mushroom pallet is limited to buttons and portabellas, you’re missing out on a whole load of yum, and more vitamins and minerals than you can shake a stick at. An important source of protein and B vitamins for vegetarians, they also contain compounds conducive to preventing and treating cancer.
The ‘Magic’ of Mushrooms – Nutritional, Medicinal Value Extends to Cancer Prevention
If your mushroom pallet is limited to buttons and portabellas, you’re missing out on a whole load of yum, and more vitamins and minerals than you can shake a stick at. An important protein and...
Chinese Tea Culture: Origin, Development, and the Dao of Tea
Tea, the national beverage of China for centuries, has become the world's second most popular drink - after water. Tea culture and rituals are practiced in many countries. If we consider the discovery and introduction...