What is Food Security anyway?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines three facets of food security:

  1. Food availability: having available sufficient quantities of food on a consistent basis.
  2. Food access: having sufficient resources, both economic and physical, to obtain appropriate foods for a nutritious diet.
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Sweeteners

Sweeteners

Agave Syrup is  a low-glycemic sweetener made from the blue or wild agave cactus (Agave tequilana) of Mexico, from the same cactus family from which tequila is made. It is approximately 90% fructose and 10% glucose. A light sweetener, … Read more >>

Sugar & Nutrition

Sugar Information

Of all the five primary tastes- salty, sweet, sour, pungent and bitter- sweetness is often said to be the most popular. According to ancient Chinese philosophy it is the ‘mother’ of all the others. Humans have an inborn … Read more >>

Milk Alternatives

There are many benefits to making your own milk alternatives. It’s cheaper, tastier, and you can control any additives, as well as the quality of the ingredients and the amount of sweetener. Also, it’s better for the environment, because it … Read more >>

Egg Alternatives

 Egg Alternatives

Substituting eggs in traditional baking recipes is largely a matter of discerning their role in the recipe.

In baking, eggs will either act as a leavening agent or as a binder.  If the egg is acting as a … Read more >>

Processing of Oils

Processing of Oils

Several different steps and methods are used in the processing of oils. The quality, flavour and nutritional content of oils vary greatly according to which processes are used.

Extraction Methods

How an oil is extracted affects the … Read more >>

Types of Oils & Fats

Types of Oils & Fats

Oils are classified as Saturated, Monounsaturated or Polyunsaturated. Saturation refers to the carbon-hydrogen makeup of the oil. The more hydrogen atoms there are, the greater the degree of saturation and solidity of the oil. The … Read more >>