Which coffees are highest in antioxidants?

Written by Randy Wilson

As researchers learn more about antioxidants with health and disease, they increasingly find themselves drawn to their influence on overall health. With them becoming an ever larger realm of study, people are looking for new ways to obtain high levels for them to be beneficial. Since coffees are one ofrepparttar most widely consumed beverages inrepparttar 141115 world, it was natural for researchers to test coffee.

Surprisingly, they found that some coffees have extremely high levels. The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry atrepparttar 141116 University of Pavia in Italy studiedrepparttar 141117 antioxidants present inrepparttar 141118 green and dark roasted coffees Coffee Arabica and Coffee robusta. They found that all ofrepparttar 141119 studied coffees showed a strong presence of them and also antiradical activity.

There was no difference found betweenrepparttar 141120 green and dark roasted coffee, indicating thatrepparttar 141121 roasting process did not damagerepparttar 141122 natural presence inrepparttar 141123 coffee beans.

The School of Food Bio Sciences at The University of Reading, Whiteknights in Reading, United Kingdom looked atrepparttar 141124 effects of roasting coffee and if that negatively affectsrepparttar 141125 presence of it inrepparttar 141126 bean.

They studied Colombian Arabica coffee that was roasted to light, medium, and dark roast. The researchers found thatrepparttar 141127 maximum detioxification activity was found inrepparttar 141128 medium roasted coffee. This was in contrast torepparttar 141129 previously held belief that dark roasts were higher in antioxidative content due to their darker color.

Cooking Lesson: Seasoning Cast Iron Like the Pros

Written by Michael Lansing

Inrepparttar days before we had non-stick cookware, we hadrepparttar 141086 next best thing – seasoned cast iron cookware. While non-stick cookware has certainly outdone cast iron cookware inrepparttar 141087 non-stick category, cast iron pots and pans are still favored by many chefs, includingrepparttar 141088 professionals because of their durability and ability to retain flavor.

But, if you’re not lucky enough to have a hand-me-down from Grandma, you may find yourself confused about how to become a cast iron chef. Have no fear – you can learn to season cast iron cookware withrepparttar 141089 pros and keep them in great shape for years to come.

Seasoning New Cast Iron Cookware

The process is actually quite simple. When done correctly, your pans will last a long time and may even become your own hand-me -downs inrepparttar 141090 future.

1.Heat your oven to 300 degrees. 2.Coatrepparttar 141091 pan with lard or grease. (Be sure that you do not use vegetable oil or commercial cooking sprays. While they may seem easier, they will not only cause your cookware to be seasoned incorrectly, but they will also leave a sticky film onrepparttar 141092 outside ofrepparttar 141093 cookware that is impossible to remove.) 3.Placerepparttar 141094 pan inrepparttar 141095 oven onrepparttar 141096 middle rack and allow it to bake for 15 minutes. 4.Removerepparttar 141097 pan and pour out any excess grease or lard. 5.Putrepparttar 141098 pan back intorepparttar 141099 oven and bake for another two hours. 6.Repeat as needed

Many cast iron enthusiasts will swear upon repeatingrepparttar 141100 seasoning process several times before ever usingrepparttar 141101 cookwarerepparttar 141102 first time. Each time you seasonrepparttar 141103 cookware,repparttar 141104 seasoning bond becomes stronger. Many people will recommend thatrepparttar 141105 first few timesrepparttar 141106 cookware is used it should be used to cook greasy foods (bacon, fatty meats, etc.) to again strengthenrepparttar 141107 seasoning bond.

Re-seasoning Cookware

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