Sweet and Bitter Almonds

Sweet and Bitter Almonds

Sweet and Bitter Almonds ! Sweet and Bitter Almonds ! There are two forms of the plant, one producing sweet almonds, and the other producing bitter almonds. The kernel of the former contains a fixed oil and emulsion. As late as the early 20th century the oil was used internally in medicine, with the stipulation...
raisin quality control

Raisin Quality Control

Raisin Quality Control Quality control is an important part of each step in the raisin making process. While the grapes are growing, they are checked for ripeness by squeezing the juice from a grape and using a refractometer. This allows the growers to determine how much sugar is in the grape. They are also tasted and their weight per volume is measured to give a measure of the quality of...
How to plant saffron corms

How to plant saffron corms

How to plant saffron corms How to plant saffron corms : In areas where Saffron Crocus are reliably hardy—USDA Zone 6 through 8 in the South, 6 through 9 in the West—you should plant the corms as soon as you receive them. [caption id="attachment_16394" align="aligncenter" width="1140"] How to plant saffron corms[/caption] Saffron Crocus does best in full sun and well-drained soil that is moderately rich in organic matter. Ideally, the...
Growing and Harvesting Saffron Crocus Sativus

Growing and Harvesting Saffron Crocus Sativus

Growing and Harvesting Saffron Crocus Sativus Growing and Harvesting Saffron Crocus Sativus : Saffron is a delicious and colorful seasoning that is used in breads, desserts, and main dishes in many parts of the world, especially in Iran. Without it, an Indian curry or Spanish paella just wouldn't be the same. [caption id="attachment_16027" align="aligncenter" width="585"] Growing and Harvesting Saffron Crocus Sativus[/caption] The bright red-orange threads you get when you buy...
Kashmiri & Iranian saffron comparison

Kashmiri and Iranian saffron comparison

Kashmiri and Iranian saffron comparison Kashmiri and Iranian saffron comparison : The main difference between Kashmiri and Iranian Saffron is that of the yield of Stigmas which is about 75%.The excess yield is due to the fact that the stigmas of saffron cultivated in Kashmir are extremely long and with a thick head. They are also of a deep red color. The size of the stigmas indicates the inherent suitability...
Pistachios Nutrition facts

Storage pistachio

Storage pistachio Storage pistachio : If you want to store a large quantity of nuts, it's best to put them in heavy-duty freezer bags and freeze them. Frozen, they will keep for several months. For shorter storage you can refrigerate pistachios for up to 4 to 6 weeks. If pistachios stored over a long period lose their natural crispness, you can quickly revitalize them. Just place them on a baking sheet...