Has mint invaded your garden? Be glad! When it’s hot outside, sneak all the mint into your drinks, savoury dishes, and desserts and enjoy its clean and refreshing taste. The two most cultivated mint types are peppermint and the spearmint. The first is mostly exploited for its medicinal properties, while the second is more popularly used in cooking. It’s time to test these 10 different recipes with mint!
In the summer, everyone wants to enjoy the warm days and do lots of outdoor activities, especially with the ones you love. So let’s pack the tablecloth and picnic basket and gather together with family and friends. Here are some tips to help you prepare your meals safely, to avoid the hassle caused by food poisoning and especially so as not to forget anything.
Introduced into the market in 1974 by Monsanto, under the brand name Roundup, glyphosate is a herbicide known for its high efficiency. It is the most widely used herbicide in the world. In 20 years, the amount of glyphosate applied in the fields has increased fifteenfold.
To eliminate weeds, glyphosate is sprayed on crops throughout their growth. It can also be used just before harvesting, as is the case with certain cereals (such as wheat, barley, oats) and some legumes. The purpose of this maneuver is to improve the crops’ yield. In effect, this technique dries out the plant which makes it quicker to harvest. This, however, increases food contamination, and it should be noted that the last stated practice is prohibited in Europe.
Shrimp and prawns refer to about 2,000 different species of small aquatic animals with a flexible body and long antennae, 10 legs and a fan-shaped tail. While in biological terms, shrimp and prawns belong to different types of crustaceans, they are both very similar in appearance and they can both be used in these recipes. They are a very good source of protein, low in saturated fat and contain vitamins and minerals. Depending on the type and source they may also contain omega-3 fatty acids. Long considered to be a delicacy, they are actually very popular and affordable. Discover our 10 best shrimp recipes!