Archive for June, 2011

Most expensive foods in the world

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2011 by ecofrenfood


Italian White Alba Truffle – $160,406
Expensive truffles are notoriously pricey because they are difficult to cultivate. This makes them a true delicacy which some have called the king of all fungi. The Associate Press reported that a real estate investor and his wife from Hong Kong have paid €125,000 ($160,406 USD) for a gigantic Italian White Alba truffle which is reportedly the world’s most expensive ever. The most expensive truffle weighs in 1.51 kilograms (3.3 lbs).

Almas Caviar – $25,000
Almas caviar comes from Iran making it extremely rare and extremely expensive. The only known outlet is the Caviar House & Prunier in London England’s Picadilly that sells a kilo of the expensive Almas caviar in a 24-karat gold tin for £16,000, or about $25,000. Coincidentally, it is also where you can find the most expensive meal in Britain. The Caviar House also sells a £800 tin for those on a smaller budget.


Yubari Melons – $22,872
Another type of expensive melon, the world’s most expensive cantaloupes are a pair of Yubari melons and were the first auction of the 2008 season. They had previously been judged the best pair and were purchased by the owner of a nearby seafood lunchbox and souvenir business. It had some competition—100 melons grown by farmers from Yubari were also judged.


Dansuke Watermelon – $6,100
In a country where watermelons are rare game, they can be a costly commodity. That’s how a 17-pound Japanese watermelon became the most expensive watermelon in the world. Densuke watermelons, a type of black watermelon grown only on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, are usually given as gifts due to their extraordinary rarity. There were only sixty-five of the fruits among the first harvest this season. They are harder and crisper than the watermelons we Americans are used to and, according to Tohma Agricultural Cooperative’s spokesman, they “have a different level of sweetness.”

Domenico Crolla’s “Pizza Royale 007″ – $4200
The 12 inch pizza pie is densely packed with an assortment of some of the world’s most expensive food ingredients, such as lobster marinated in cognac, caviar soaked in champagne, sunblush tomato sauce, Scottish smoked salmon, venison medallions, prosciutto, and vintage balsamic vinegar. In addition to all these fine ingredients, it’s topped with a significant amount of edible 24-carat gold flakes.

Samundari Khazana, the World’s Most Expensive Curry – $3200
To celebrate the DVD release of Slumdog Millionaire, Bombay Brassiere packed this curry platter full of the most expensive ingredients they could find. Devon crab and white truffle and a half tomato filled with Beluga caviar and dressed with gold leaf are just the start of this lavish dish. A Scottish lobster, also coated with gold, four abalone and four shelled and hollowed quails’ eggs filled with even more caviar round out the dish.


Wagyu Steak – $2800
While Wagyu cattle are raised both in and outside Japan, the Kobe varietal which is raised specifically in the Hyogo prefecture is the most elite. Employing the most traditional production methods, Kobe beef comes from cows that are allegedly fed only beer and massaged by hand to ensure a tenderness and marbling beyond compare. These dishes can be out of range for the average restaurateur, carrying an unhealthy load of fat and a price tag to match. For your next after-work social, you might try taking your associates to New York City’s Craftsteak, where a full Wagyu rib eye was served up to a private party for $2800.


The Zillion Dollar Frittata – $1000
This absurdly expensive breakfast item consists of a mixture of eggs, lobster and 10 ounces of sevruga caviar (which costs the restaurant $65 per ounce). On the menu next to the expensive omelet there is a challenge that reads, “Norma dares you to expense this.”

Elite bagel with cream cheese and white truffles. $ 1000 per serving
These things dish – a recipe for corporate chef Frank Tuzhaga of the Hotel Westin New York “that in Times Square. Its members, besides doroguschy truffles include … leaves of gold foil. I do not know if chewed, not tried.
Velikopontovy delicacy must be ordered 24 hours before the tasting. Gourmets will have to understand that during this time of scarce white truffle, which has aphrodisiac properties, to be delivered a special flight from the city of Alba in northern Italy. At present, the fungus is hunting with specially trained pigs who only understands commands in Italian.

Matsutake mushrooms. U.S. $ 1000 per pound
Translated from the Japanese matsutake “means” pine mushroom “, that is almost … boletus.
This mycorrhizal fungi, relative of our ryadovki, which only grows in the wild, and only under certain, rare species of conifers. Yes, and hidden so that “samurai with two” found.
Matsutake frightening rise in price over the past 50 years due to the nematode worms that lodge in the root system of pines and love to eat delicious fruit bodies of fungi. The fact that the worms get for free, man is crazy money. It is worth noting that the price of matsutake vary depending on the season. Can be found on the cheap, but Pont (Pont His Majesty!) Is no longer the same, guys.

Most Expensive Ham

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Most Expensive Ham
by jeremy on August 24, 2007

Connoisseurs of fine meats now have another delicacy to look forward to sampling next year. Manuel Maldonado’s 2006 Alba Quercus Reserve promises to be the most expensive ham in the world. The appellation refers to the year the pigs were slaughtered; the ham will have been cured for two years prior to its availability in late 2008.

The pigs themselves were of black Iberian stock. They were allowed free range over a 6-mile area of meadowlands in Spain’s southwest and were fed a diet of acorns to produce a rich flavor and oily texture.

This expensive ham will cost around $160 per pound, as opposed to the $30 per pound price of other top-quality hams. In addition, one must buy the entire 13-pound leg. Only 80-100 of the legs will be available, as each one must pass a sniff test administered by Maldonado himself.

http://most-expensive.net/ham

Perky Jerky – Sources of Caffeine

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2011 by ecofrenfood

Perky Jerky
Looking for your afternoon pick-me-up in a package of beef jerky just seems strange. However, this version actually has less fat and sodium and fewer calories per serving than traditional beef jerky. And it packs a serious punch: One serving has about 75 milligrams of caffeine, about the same as a can of Red Bull.

WHAT CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

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WHAT CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells.. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal,Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.

To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water–best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc..) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.

Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit.. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapis another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

Marijuana sodas to get you high without smoke

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Marijuana sodas to get you high without smoke
ANI Oct 21, 2010, 01.44pm ISTA

Colorado company has created a line of sodas with the main ingredient as marijuana.

Dixie Elixirs has made the drink available to anyone with a prescription for medical marijuana.

The sodas come in eight different flavours, including pink lemonade, root beer and grape, reports Discovery News .

The drink makers said that part of the reason they developed their line of mary-jane drinks was to remove that ‘reefer madness’ stigma associated with marijuana smokers.

If California voters decide to make recreational marijuana legal this November, one may start seeing these organic sodas in grocery stores and liquor stores right next to the stuff from Pepsi and Coke.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2010-10-21/health/28226745_1_medical-marijuana-soda-sales-drink

Seven Benefits of Coconut Water

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Seven Benefits of Coconut Water

Coconut water is the purest liquid second only to water itself. It has many health benefits and uses that you probably did not know about.
Many persons have gone to the Caribb ean , the Pacific Islands , Florida , H aw aii , South America or Southern Asia and have tasted some very refreshing coconut water. The palm trees you have become accustomed to while on vacation are very potent sources of coconut water that has many health benefits and uses that you probably did not know about. Coconut water is the purest liquid second only to water itself. It is chock full of electrolytes, calcium, potassium, magnesium; everything that is good for you.
Coconut water is the liquid that is taken from unripe coconuts. If coconuts get ripe the liquid that is inside will harden and become a part of the white flesh of the coconut, which is used to make coconut milk. So, picking the coconut while it is unripe will ensure that the body gets all the benefits of coconut water.

Coconut Water Hydrates the Body
Coconut water is an isotonic solution which replaces the fluids and minerals that the body loses during physical activities. For this reason, many athletes and persons who work out regularly are encouraged to drink coconut water to replace all the minerals and fluid that they lose while working out. Even the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) attest to the benefits of drinking coconut water when it fought for a patent in 2000 to market coconut water as the next big sports drinks.

Coconut Water Relieves Urinary Problems
If you consume coconut water on a regular basis it can reduce urinary problems. People who suffer from strangury, polyutra and other urinary ailments drink coconut water to relieve their symptoms.

Coconut Water Kills Intestinal Worms
Drinking coconut water with one teaspoon of olive oil for three days will kill intestinal worms and clear the stomach of worms, which makes for better digestion.

Coconut Water Breaks up Kidney Stones
People who have kidney problems and are plagued by kidney stones should drink coconut water in addition to taking their medication. Drinking coconut water regularly helps to break up kidney stones making them easier to push out.

Coconut Water is Used in Blood Transfusion
Coconut water is almost identical to blood plasma and this makes it easy to use for blood transfusion. In cases of emergency coconut water has been used as an intravenous hydration fluid instead of the standard IV fluid. During World War II many wounded soldiers were saved in the Pacific because of emergency transfusion using coconut water as plasma.

Coconut Water is an Antibacterial
Coconut water contains monolaurin, an antiviral, antibacterial and antiprozoal monoglyceride that is used to kill lipid-coated viruses such as HIV, Herpes, cytomegalovirus, flu and various pathogenic bacteria.

Coconut Water Controls Vomiting
Coconut water is great at reducing vomiting. People who have typhoid, malaria, fevers or other ailments that are known to induce vomiting drink coconut water to settle the stomach. As such, coconut water is also a good thing to drink during a hangover.
Green or unripe coconuts can be found in Asian and West Indian markets. All coconuts that they sell are closed up to keep coconut water from losing its nutrients. So, if you plan on buying a coconut, you can ask someone to chop the coconut open or you can open it yourself at home and drink it.

Sumber lain : http://healthmad.com/nutrition/seven-benefits-of-coconut-water/#ixzz0noersSs4