Why Eat Vegetarian?

This is a good question, why would anyone want to eat just vegetables? Your body is your motor so to speak, your life source, and what we put into it is clearly visible through your measure of health, well being and longevity. We all strive to live a quality life and age gracefully, so why not feed it foods that will aid us on our journey. So why is it that In our Western society, a common nutritional belief is that meat and animal products must be consumed in order to maintain a well-balanced, muscle-building healthy diet. As more and more studies are coming up about the detrimental aspects of non vegetarian food, many people are anxious to know how …

Why Drink Green Tea – Three Reasons To Enjoy A Popular Beverage

After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world and there are good reasons for this popularity. One of the most popular forms of tea is green tea and there are a number of reasons why so many people enjoy this beverage. First, green tea is flavorful and there are many varieties of green tea. The difference between teas is the amount of oxidation that the leaves are exposed to. Green tea is not oxidized meaning the enzymes in the tea leaf are not exposed to any oxygen found in the air. By contrast, black tea is fully oxidized and oolong tea is partially oxidized. When dealing with tea taste is a matter of degree and a function …

Why Are Online Organic Food Delivery Services On The Increase?

After a hard week at work or looking after children or relatives, the last thing you want to do is spend time pushing a big heavy shopping trolley around your local supermarket or walking around the busy town or shopping centre. Have you realized how much time you spend, and how much energy you use when shopping? Are you sick and tired of having to waste this precious time, when you could be spending it with your family, chilling out or doing something of your choice? If so, then you need to start looking into deliver services in your area. Delivery services are becoming more and more popular as the growth of the internet means that nearly everybody has access …

Wholesale Tea And Tea Wholesalers: The Benefits Of A Total Program

Tea wholesalers are an important, if sometimes overlooked, segment of the loose leaf tea business and they add significant value to the tea marketing and distribution process. Tea wholesalers add value to the efforts of tea suppliers by reselling tea and adding value added products and services. Wholesale customers include hotels, restaurants, retail/grocery outlets, and coffee bars/cafes The value that tea wholesalers add is significant. For example: • Hotels provide high quality loose leaf tea to guests in rooms, room service, spas and restaurants. • Restaurants complement high quality meals with good tasting fine tea either in ice tea or after dinner hot tea. • Retail/grocery outlets present quality tea products in an attractive and convenient display • Tea rooms, …

Wholesale Tea And Fine Dining – The Secret Is In The Loose Leaf Tea

Almost everyone enjoys a first-class meal in a four star hotel or restaurant; the memory of a fine dining experience is one that lasts. With a friend or loved one spending 2-3 hours in a first-class establishment can mark an anniversary, promotion, engagement, birthday or any number of occasions that deserve remembrance. Sitting in a richly paneled dining room with soft light, low music, a fine wine and delicious food topped by world-class service and a breathtaking view is a very pleasurable experience. If the meal is prepared and served correctly, very few diners will object to the high cost of the meal—indeed, many people believe a higher price reinforces the quality of the meal. The Market is Competitive: Fine …

Wholesale Tea: The Role Of Value Added Wholesalers In The Tea Distribution Chain

As tea grows in popularity in the United States, channels of distribution of this fine product are expanding and becoming more efficient. A major part of the entire distribution channel is the tea wholesaler that provides value added products and services to the tea offering. The Tea Distribution Channel Like most food products, tea is distributed through three major channels: • Retail • Wholesale • Distributors Retail Retail channels deliver tea directly to the consumer for consumption without involvement of a third party, Retail channels generally involve gourmet markets, high end grocery stores, health food stores and other outlets where the consumer can visit and make an informed tea selection. Retail also includes mail order and the internet equivalent e-commerce …

Wholesale Tea – What Are The Elements Of A Good Wholesale Tea Program?

For the tea drinker, visiting a well run tea room or high quality hotel or restaurant that serves high quality loose leaf tea can be a very enjoyable experience. In addition to the taste and sense of well being and serenity that high quality loose leaf tea offers, the tea drinker can also enjoy the value added benefits that tea resellers add. Tea resellers add significant value to the tea drinking process in the form of tea related food (for example: sandwiches, cakes, pure drinking water and full meals) and a warm elegant environment that encourages socializing and friendship among tea drinkers. It is important to understand however, the business relationship between the tea supplier and the reseller/wholesaler that allows …

Who Needs Napa Valley When You Can Have Mackinaw Valley?

Being that summer is finally here, it is time to put away our gloves, hats and long underwear and embrace the sun shining on our faces! And what better way to spend a lazy summer day than by touring your local winery or vineyard? Many people assume that if you want to visit a winery you have to travel far distances to the larger vineyards of the Napa Valley, the Loire or the Hunter Valley. Truth is, you don’t have to travel very far at all to experience the wonder that is the winery, all the while at the same time supporting and giving back to your local community! In saying that, sometimes people don’t even realize that there are …

Where To Buy Quality Tea

For over 5,000 years tea drinkers have enjoyed the taste and health benefits of high quality loose leaf tea. Those individuals that included tea in a lifestyle of exercise and diet have come to learn that teapot only tastes good, but tea also creates a feeling of well being and life satisfaction. No product has had more false starts than that of loose leaf tea however. Nor has any product had a more devoted, patient following than the proponents of loose leaf tea. These long suffering supporters were waiting for the day that loose leaf tea would come into its own. Now, it seems, even tea vendors and tea connoisseurs will finally have their wish. The irony, of course, is …

Where In The World Is Your Coffee From?

Coffee drinking has become very popular around the world, especially since it’s available on nearly every street corner coffee shop and quick mart. Coffee beans are grown in many regions between the Tropic of Cancer to the North and the Tropic of Capricorn below the equator. Coffee can grow anywhere from sea level up to about 7,000 feet, which leads to many different possibilities to satisfy any taste. However, the highest quality grades of coffee are grown at the higher altitudes. There are over eighty countries that produce coffee. The following are some of the larger coffee producing regions in the world today: Brazil: Coffee was first introduced to Brazil in 1727. Today, Brazil is the world’s largest producer of …

Where Do They Get Bottled Water?

Bottled water court decisions give us quick glimpses into the sources of bottled water. For example: * The Nestlé company, which bottles water under several well-known labels, fought ferociously in court to retain its rights to appropriate water from the Great Lakes – to put in bottles – to sell to you and me. When Michigan’s government instituted a new law that allows Nestlé Corporation to continue taking up to 250,000 gallons per day, and sell them at a markup well over 240 times its production cost, Nestlé dropped the court battle. * In Vermont, “Poland Spring” (also a Nestlé product) was brought to court with a complaint that the bottled water in “Poland Spring” came not from “some of …

What You Should Know Before Buying A Wine Rack

For some people, the storage and acquisition of wine is more than just a hobby, it is an art. Wine connoisseurs all know that the proper storage of wine is important to its final flavor. Once it is already bottled, wine will still mature and gain body and flavor. Proper care should be taken when handling wine, or else its potential for greatness will go to waste. To keep their wine well preserved, the discriminating connoisseur will choose a proper wine rack. How to Buy a Wine Rack The Build Wine racks can be made of so many different materials and styles. You should consider which material and style fits your needs and preference. You could have wood, glass, alloy, …

What You Need To Know About Potato Salads

Potato salad is a dish, usually an appetizer, made, obviously, from potatoes. However so, it still varies throughout different countries and regions of the world. Potato salads are more classified as side dishes than salads for they generally just precede or the follow the main course. Many would claim on having made the best potato salad and would offer the truest and most authentic way of making it. But no matter what is said by many, the best potato salad, or any kind of salad at that matter, is purely of personal preference. Some like their potato salads mingled and just oozing with its dressing, some would prefer theirs to be really soft and tender, and others would want their …

What To Expect When Visiting A Winery Tasting Room

Most tasting rooms are similar in the way they operate. When entering the tasting room, a tasting room staff member will greet you. Walk up to the tasting bar and say you would like to taste some of the wines. Some wineries charge for tastings and others do not. Occasionally a souvenir glass is included when you pay a tasting fee. You may have a choice to taste all the wines you would like on their list, or to choose a certain number of wines to taste, such as five wines. Let the winery consultant guide your tasting. We have experienced consultants who pour the wine and tell us what we are about to smell and taste. Others will ask …

What’s So Great About Feta Cheese?

Cheese. Just a mere mention of the word and one would think of sumptuous appetizers or meals served with them. Cheese, when served with wine, depicts impeccable taste and class. Here is but one of the many varieties of cheeses: Meet the Feta Cheese. Feta (from the Italian word ‘fetta’ meaning ‘slice’) is actually cheese curd in brine solution. It takes at least three months to make feta. When it is removed from the solution, this type of cheese dries up immediately. Milk from goats, sheep or cow can be used to make this. The color of Feta cheese is white. It is usually formed into four-sided cakes that can either be soft or semi-hard. Its salty flavor can be …

What makes wine more protective against Cholesterol and Coronary Heart Disease?

In recent years, scientists have concluded without doubt that many human diseases such as heart disease, cancer and ill-effects of the aging process can be caused or stimulated by a ravenous group of chemicals called free radicals. They act to create oxidative inflammatory damage in tissues such as blood vessels(Clogged arteries) and in joints called Rheumatics or Arthritis and in localised cells called benign growths or Systemic fully-blown cancers . In this scenario, there is however a knight-in-shining-armour that jumps to the rescue and purges these ever hungry little killers. The name of our crusader is Antioxidants. Without getting too technical, the oxidation process in our bodies is crucial for health, without it, for instance, we would not be able …