Lavender Uses and Facts

Facts Lavender or Lavandula is a flowering plant in the mint family. Its derives from the Latin word ‘lavare’, which means ‘to wash’. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antiseptic properties. In Ancient Egypt, lavender was used for the process of mummification. Ancient Romans used it for cooking and bathing. Island of Hvar (Croatia) is…

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Pine nut

Pine nuts are used by many cultures for hundreds of years all around the world. In the Mediterranean area, they are used mainly to enrich sauces and salads. Pine nuts can be eaten raw or roasted and are used in a great variety of traditional Mediterranean recipes. Like other types of nuts, the pine nuts…

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Peanut

Peanuts are one of the most popular nuts around the world. Roasted, shelled, unshelled, salted or as a butter they are a very popular snack. Peanuts are very rich in fiber, minerals (copper, magnesium, zinc, potassium) and proteins, but are also very caloric, more than 600 calories per 100 grams. So peanuts make a perfect…

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Cinque Terre (Italy)

Cinque Terre (Five Lands) is a place on the Italian Riviera in the Liguria region that includes five amazing fishing villages Monterosso, Corniglia, Riomaggiore, Manarola e Vernazza. In the 1997 Cinque Terre were recognized as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO and are also a National Park. Cars aren’t allowed, so you have to…

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