THE FOOD SERIES: Walnuts

THE FOOD SERIES: Walnuts

Anyone heard of what’s called the doctrine of signatures? This is described as foods that resemble various parts of the body can be used to heal, treat or improve that specific part of the body. Walnuts are considered a doctrine of signature food, as it resembles the brain. However, does this hold true when we […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Sesame Seeds

THE FOOD SERIES: Sesame Seeds

One word: tahini! DESCRIPTION: The tiny, flat, oval-shaped seed with its rich nutty taste and crunch come in many colours; from white, black, red, and yellow, depending on the variety. They are only 3-4 mm long and 2 mm wide, yet they have one of the highest oil content out of any seed. When purchasing […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Almonds

THE FOOD SERIES: Almonds

Almonds have definitely increased in popularity over the years. What’s so good about them? Well let’s find out. DESCRIPTION: Almonds are technically the seed of the fruit from the almond tree, bearing very fragrant white and pink flowers. It is related to the peach, cherry, and apricot trees as it too bear fruits with stone-like […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Pumpkin Seeds

THE FOOD SERIES: Pumpkin Seeds

Finally my first post in the nut and seed category, how exciting! I’m starting off with a good one! DESCRIPTION: In Latin America, pepita is another named used for pumpkin seeds. This usually refers to the hulled and roasted version. Pumpkin seeds are flat, green, oval-shaped seeds that have a chewy, nutty and slightly sweet flavour. […]