I've always loved tamarind, and even as an adult, I still suck on tamarind from time to time. Tamarind balls, which most likely came to Jamaica with Indian indentured labourers in the 19th century, is another popular sweet now considered a national candy. Tamarind balls are made by kneading tamarind pulp and sugar and forming them into balls left to air dry
Many foods and spices are known to have health benefits, which is why you often hear the expression food as medicine. Turmeric, also called curcumin, is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits.
Drinking lots of water also helps to keep the skin looking healthy and less wrinkled.
Herbs and spices are the basis of the seasonings and condiments that complement and enhance our food in the kitchen or at the table. Spices are grown all over the world, and can truly change the taste of foods. The subtle aroma of herbs, whether fresh or dried, develops a distinctive but delicate flavour in food
Festivals are a type of finger food that is traditionally served with fried fish, jerked chicken, and/or pork. The shape and size of the festivals differentiate them from traditional fried dumplings also called Johnny cakes
But eating organic doesn’t mean you will lose weight faster. Let’s face it, a sweet potato will have just about the same amount of calories regardless of whether it is grown with conventional pesticides or not. What counts in weight loss is the number of calories you consume and the energy you use daily.
I cooked stewed beef the other day, and I decided to share the recipe with the entire world. Most Jamaicans, including myself only used the brisket when stewing beef.
Dietary fibre, found in all plant-based foods, plays an essential role in human health. Fibre is found in plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils, etc.). Fibre is the part of the plant that our bodies CANNOT digest. That means, our bodies don't break down fibre and don't use it for energy or calories.