Fruit

Apricots are unique for health, it’s good to have a supply of dried ones for Christmas

During the holiday season we got used to the first apricots from Moravia appearing in shops and markets. They attract us with their pleasant smell and sweet and sour taste. Apricots came to Europe via Armenia, where there are more than 50 varieties. To be truly full of flavour, the fruit needs warmth and plenty …

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Rid your fruit or vegetables of pesticides in one of these effective ways

Most fruits and vegetables from large-scale farming are laced with pesticides. Simply washing with water is not sufficient to remove them, as these products are not water soluble. However, there are effective ways to prevent these chemicals from entering the body. Natural products also pose a threat. They may contain bacteria or other parasites that …

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More and more Czech farmers involved in the Sustainable Wheat Initiative

Mondelēz International is expanding its sustainable wheat farming programme called the Harmony Initiative in the Czech Republic. Year on year, more growers from Bohemia and Moravia have joined. This year, their wheat will produce more than 30,000 tonnes of flour, which will then be processed into biscuits and wafers at the company’s production facilities in …

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Apricot preserves should not be judged by their packaging, appearances are deceiving

When making jams and “marmalades” at home, their makers are clear about how much fruit and sugar they have used. Simply put, the more fruit a jam contains, the better the quality. The consumer organisation dTest has investigated the quality of the ones bought. An independent test of apricot preserves revealed wide variations in fruit …

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The quality of fruit and vegetables varies according to where they are sold, the better ones tend to be more expensive

Wherever you buy your fruit and vegetables, you probably expect to bring home the same. That’s why consumer organisation dTest focused on checking the quality of fruit and vegetables bought on the same day at the market, supermarket, discount supermarket and convenience store. In order to make the comparison more interesting, it also included samples …

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Fruit storage mistakes: light, poor temperature and lack of fresh air

If you harvest large quantities of apples or pears and decide to store them, it is important to follow a few rules. Ideal areas are those that are well ventilated, cool but frost-free. It is also important to prevent insects or rodents from entering the place. Cleaning individual pieces of fruit is equally important. What …

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The ordinary banana is not just for eating. It moisturizes skin, whitens teeth and reduces swelling

Once scarce bananas can now be enjoyed every day. Moreover, they are much cheaper than domestic fruit, even though they are imported from the other side of the world. However, in addition to being a nutritious and healthy fruit, bananas also have many other uses, which we will introduce you to in our article today. …

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Kaki is the best autumn vitamin bomb that puts domestic fruit in your pocket

The kaki fruit is a vitamin bomb that you should definitely not forgive yourself during the cold autumn or frosty winter days. This exotic fruit originated in Japan, but is now common in Central European shops. And during the season that has just begun, kaki is not too expensive either, its price can even be …

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It is not enough to wash fruits and vegetables in water. A solution with vinegar or salt is more effective

Unless you buy all your food from organic growers or small home suppliers, you are probably aware that food, and especially the fruits and vegetables you eat, tend to be chemically treated for greater shelf life, less spoilage and a more attractive appearance. However, pesticides and polishes are not water soluble, so a conventional washing …

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It’s time to hit the dartboard! Make the most of its beneficial effects

Beautifully doruda-coloured rosehip fruits inherently belong to the beauty of autumn nature. But it is a real shame if you only enjoy the rosehip bush during an autumn walk. The rosehip is literally loaded with vitamin C. It’s during the autumn splashes and rainy weather that we need to boost our immunity, and this year …

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