All posts tagged: Nutritional Pleasures / Prazeres Nutritivos

Sugar dealers on your street / Traficantes de açúcar na sua rua

English: SUGAR DEALERS ON YOUR STREET Dip your wet finger in a bowl of refined sugar and taste it; If you like sweetness that is one kick of a sensation. Now dip your wet finger in cocoa powder and then in sugar and melt it in your mouth. The cocoa mellows the sweetness of the sugar and introduces flavour depth. There is nothing wrong with the one-dimensional sensation of refined sugars, but there is a vastness of other sweet sensations offered by nature. Reinterpreting sweetness can allow you to rediscover a universe of flavours shadowed, or even destroyed, by the over use of sugar and cheap fats. Many chocolate products have much of the cocoa butter replaced with cheap fats and extracts. Concentrated flavourings give these cocoa starved chocolate products some flavour depth. Refined sugar contents of nearly 50% are common in chocolate products on your street. The over use of sugar can be detected, in most cases, in the quantities of the chocolate product’s ingredients/nutrition table. The essential ingredients to be expected in milk chocolate are; …

Skinny Panther / Pantera Magricela

English: SKINNY PANTHER Rich in cocoa, smoothed by milk and lightly touched by sugar this dark milk chocolate bridges the divide between dark chocolate lovers and milk chocolates aficionados. Made from a selection of single origin beans, roasted to different profiles, blended and refined by slow conching. A careful process of flavour development incorporates the milk into the cocoa soothing the full bodied taste of the cocoa with the naturally sweetened roundness of the milk. A small amount of sugar is added for balance. This chocolate reeducates the palate and challenges stereotypes. It’s healthy yet indulgent, very dark yet milk flavoured. A chocolate as cool and agile as a skinny panther.   Português: PANTERA MAGRICELA Rico em cacau, suavizado pelo leite e levemente tocado por açúcar este chocolate de leite escuro estreita a divisão entre amantes de chocolate preto e aficionados de chocolate de leite. Feito de uma seleção de grãos/amêndoas de cacau de origem única, torrados em perfis variados, combinados e refinados por conchagem lenta. O processo de desenvolvimento do sabor incorpora o leite …

Our Daily Bread / Pão Nosso de Cada Dia

English: OUR DAILY BREAD The resurgence in recent times of the sourdough bread is a positive reaction to the deterioration of the nutritional value in industrially produced breads – the fast, cheap and profitable chemical breads. Many traditional diets around the world have benefited for millennia from natural fermentation of foods for nutrition, health, food preservation and food safety. Naturally fermented bread, or sourdough, has been baked for thousands of years. The beneficial natural ferments help to foster the good bacteria in the digestive tract, gardening our internal flora. The long and slow natural fermentation of sourdough bread makes the absorption of iron, zinc, magnesium, antioxidants, folic acid and other B vitamins easier during digestion. Fibre deficiency in the modern western diet is a promoter of many illnesses. Anjinho’s sourdough has a special natural ingredient that increases the content of fibre up to 25% in some recipes. This bread nurtures and balances the digestive system. Anjinho’s Cocoa Bread (photo), one of the sourdough recipes, does all the above and treats the palate to the richness …

Wild Truffles / Trufas Selvagens

English: WILD TRUFFLES The “Wild Truffles” range invokes ancient worlds and plays with nature’s ingredients in pure form. There is the Indus Truffle, the Quechua Truffle, the Phoenicia Truffle and the Aztec Truffle. Naturally sweetened with no added sugar and full of unaltered whole ingredients rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Made with 100% cocoa goodness. A healthy boost for a busy day.   Português: TRUFAS SELVAGENS A gama “Trufas Selvagens” invoca mundos antigos e incorpora ingredientes da natureza em estado puro. Há a Trufa Indus, a Trufa Quechua, a Trufa Phoenicia e a Trufa Aztec. Adocicadas naturalmente sem adição de açúcar e cheias de ingredientes integrais ricos em fibra, vitaminas e minerais. Feitas com 100% cacau puro. Um estímulo saudável para um dia activo.