All about “Green Onion”

May 1, 2020

Health profile The green onion is an aromatic plant which, in Quebec, is improperly named “shallot”. Elsewhere in the world, it is sometimes called ”  spring onion  “. Its flavor is somewhere between that of onion and chives. The white part of the green onion is used like the onion, while the green part is generally considered to be a fine herb. […]

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All about “Marjoram” close to “Oregano”

May 1, 2020

Marjoram is a perennial plant native to West Asia and the Mediterranean basin. It is eaten as a spice and its flavor close to oregano is used in Italian and Greek dishes. Its small down-covered leaves differentiate it from oregano. Characteristics of marjoram: Source of antioxidants; Source of vitamin K; Contains copper and potassium; Fight against the […]

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All about “Onion”

May 1, 2020

Health profile The onion is a universal flavor, consumed in all regions of the world. There are several varieties, some of which are particularly rich in antioxidants. The onion is part of the large family of alliacs and, like garlic, it is attributed certain beneficial properties for health. Active ingredients and properties Several prospective and epidemiological studies have shown that a high consumption of […]

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All about “Barley”, a fiber-rich grass

May 1, 2020

Barley is a cereal, from the grass family, from regions with a temperate climate, cultivated for its grain, used in animal feed and for the manufacture of malt in the beer industry; the grain itself. Barley characteristics: Rich in fiber; Rich in beta-glucan; Stimulates transit; Play on satiety; Contains phosphorus and magnesium. What is barley? Barley […]

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All about “Goose”

April 30, 2020

Health profile Goose brings diversity to the menu, although it is still considered a delicacy due to its high price. The goose flesh is delicate and juicy. Wild goose meat is harder than farmed goose because it exercises more than the latter. In Quebec, although the production of farmed goose is still limited, it is possible to obtain […]

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All about “Orange”, fruit rich in vitamin C

April 30, 2020

Orange is one of the most consumed fruits in France which we enjoy in winter since we mainly find it from December to April on our stalls. It is mainly eaten raw for dessert but it also adds a sweet touch to salads. Orange characteristics: Rich in vitamin C; Source of fiber; Low in calories; Source […]

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All about “Egg”

April 30, 2020

Health profile Egg: understand everything in 2 min In recent years, nutrition experts have faced a dilemma: limiting consumption of eggs, given their high cholesterol content, or recommending it, given their high content of high quality protein as well as in several vitamins and minerals. Recent scientific data tend to show that the egg is a […]

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All about “Brazil nut”

April 30, 2020

Description and history Fruit with a shell with an elongated shape and rounded corners, the Brazil nut is native to Brazil and Paraguay. The Brazil nut tree can grow up to 45 m in height and up to 2 m in diameter. It grows wild in the rainforests of Amazonia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Venezuela. This tree produces […]

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All about “Cashew nut”

April 30, 2020

Health profile Cashew is always sold shelled, because of the corrosive oil contained between its two shells. It is usually roasted in oil, then added with or without salt. It is one of the shelled and oleaginous fruits (often wrongly called “nuts”) the least rich in lipids. In addition to having the most interesting content of vitamins and […]

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All about “Pecan (pecan)”

April 30, 2020

Health profile Fruit of a tree growing abundantly in the United States, pecans were part of the traditional Native American diet. It is still popular today, especially in pie. Its protein content is relatively low compared to other nuts such as almonds. Fresh pecan is one of the richest in fat, but its content is rich in unsaturated […]

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All about “Walnut”

April 30, 2020

Health profile The nut differs from other shelled and oleaginous fruits by its particularly high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, mainly in the form of omega-3, whose benefits on cardiovascular health are well demonstrated. When we know that the lipid content of the nut as well as the other active ingredients it contains bring a lot of health […]

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All about “Nutmeg”, a spice with many benefits

April 30, 2020

Nutmeg is a spice with a warm, slightly sweet flavor that should be used sparingly because it is powerful. It is found in many dishes and in sauces such as béchamel. It is also used for its health benefits. Characteristics of nutmeg: Alleviates digestive disorders; Facilitates digestion; Source of copper, iron and zinc; Source of antioxidants; Participates […]

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All about “Hazelnut”

April 30, 2020

Health profile Hazelnut: understand everything in 2 min The health effects of certain active compounds contained in hazelnuts (for example antioxidants, monounsaturated fatty acids and fibers) are well demonstrated. Moreover, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States allows since 2003 to register on the label of food products the following allegation concerning nuts (nuts and […]

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All about “Macadamia nut”

April 30, 2020

The health benefits of macadamia nuts Fight against cholesterol With a very high content of monounsaturated fatty acids, macadamia nuts will tend to lower the level of “bad” cholesterol (LDL). It will therefore be very interesting to integrate in small amounts in your diet to get its benefits. Prevents type 2 diabetes Recent scientific studies have […]

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All about “Nectarine”

April 30, 2020

Nectarine is a peach with smooth skin, the core of which does not adhere to the flesh which weighs approximately 150g. She is originally from Asia and appeared in France in the 15th century. It is sweet and very refreshing, eaten raw as well in desserts as in salads for a sweet-savory mixture. It is one of […]

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