What Is Fermented Soy? On Tempeh, Natto, Miso, Tamari and Pickled Tofu

fermented soy product tempehSoy is a vegetarian plant food that has become a dietary staple in cultures world-wide. It has numerous health benefits, and evidence suggests that the fermentation process is an excellent method to enhance its food value. Fermentation is a process of soaking the food in water and slow-cooking. During this process, beneficial bacteria begins to digest the complex carbohydrates in soybeans. This makes fermented soy easy to digest, and the body better able to assimilate its protein and numerous minerals.

Fermented soy products

Tempeh is a whole soybean product that is high in protein [Read more…]

Ghee is Ideal for Cooking and Wellness

gheeFor more than 5,000 years, South Asian countries have used ghee, a type of clarified butter, in cooking as well as for medicinal purposes. But in recent years, ghee has become increasingly popular worldwide for its unique cooking and healing properties.

Ghee is made by heating butter until the water evaporates and it separates. Some of the milk solids are sauteed with the fat to make aromatic ghee. Ghee is used in a variety of ways in cooking. It’s an excellent oil for cooking because it tolerates high heat and does not produce free radicals. Its high burning [Read more…]

Coconut Oil: Perfect for High-Heat Cooking

coconut oilHave you ever heard that coconut oil is one of the smartest oils you can use in your cooking? Are you worried about saturated fat in coconut oil? Coconut oil is now considered by many in the health industry to be the best choice for high-temperature cooking.

Coconut oil is perfect for high-heat frying and cooking. Many health experts tell you that saturated fats are unhealthy, but it’s important to understand that not all saturated fats are considered equal. In coconut oil, the trans-fat occurs naturally and is not produced by the process of hydrogenation.

Why is this important? [Read more…]

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