il-cedro-del-libano,-lavacchio

CURIOSITY:

The Cedar of Lebanon is a species of cedar. Belongs to the family of coniferous trees. Thousands of years ago, extensive forests of this tree covered mountain slopes around the Middle East. Today in its area of origin in the chain of Mount Lebanon survive only a few hundred specimens. It is the tree represented in the flag of Lebanon.

In the Old Testament it is said that with the Lebanon cedar wood were built the columns of Solomon's temple; always, the precious Cedar of Lebanon-mighty and majestic-is a symbol of power and strength. Already at the time of the ancient Phoenicians, the Lebanese Cedar was used for its solid wood in building secure boats and small ships.

Curious and peculiar narrative is the history of the origin of Cedar of Lebanon, the current emblem of the Lebanese flag: in ancient times, the mighty tree covered numerous near eastern mountain areas, areas in which, at present, include very few specimens. Starting from 1600, the Cedar of Lebanon began to spread green spaces in all of Europe.

The #Fattoria Lavacchio, is a home of one these trees, in the Green Garden of the ancient villa belonging to Strozzi and Peruzzi.

Known is the use of glycerine macerate of Cedar of Lebanon gems for the treatment of Psoriasis of the skin, thanks to its regenerative capacity of tissues. Finally, we cannot forget the balsamic Lebanese cedar, as well as those catarrh and antibronchiali (decoction of bark). To relieve joint pain, we recommend an ointment made from bark.

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Vitamin A

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The overcooking of foods destroy the vitamin A content of the same.

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Recycling corks

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Vitamin B9 and Trigonella

Vitamin B9, also known as folic acid, has many properties.
Plays an important role in brain functioning, effectiveness and into the bloodstream.
It is essential in cell division and formation of the genetic material.
Accommodation in yeast, leafy green vegetables and legumes.
It is useful for heart disease and prevents fetal spina bifida.

The seeds of Trigonella are a key ingredient in curry powder.
It's a bitter vegetables if consumed fresh, scent of celery and spinach.
If mixed with the dough...

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raspberry

Raspberry

Very fragile fruit, but yummy!!

Thanks to their vitamin C content, raspberries are known for their anti-inflammatory properties of the respiratory tract; only recently, thanks to recent scientific studies, came to light, especially with regard to the variety of dark raspberries, anticancer properties of this delicious fruit.

Even the leaves of raspberry, as rich in tannins, have healing properties that can bring benefits to our health: an infusion with its leaves is very useful against...

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kefir-of-milk

Kefir of milk

Nothing less than fermented milk similar to yogurt, Kefir is a refreshing and healthy, rich in enzymes and probiotics alive and benefits, fresh, slightly acidic but pleasant flavor.

Discovered and immediately appreciated by humans thousands of years ago, originally from the Caucasus, Kefir is prepared in the traditional way using fresh milk (sheep, goat or cow).

This drink is considered a miracle food for our body, because it contains, in addition to enzymes, minerals such as calcium,...

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thyme

Thyme

The thyme group of herbs is aromatic, versatile, and plentiful -- over fifty varieties are judged beneficial for culinary or garden uses.

When cooking with thyme be sure to add it early in the process so the oils and flavor have time to be released. This herb is great when used fresh, and goes well in many typical southern Italy pasta sauces which often feature peppers and eggplants. Thyme also is a great complement for many vegetables, including tomatoes and roasted potatoes. Many grilled and...