The cinnamon, wasabi and other popular products-simulation which we mistakenly believe to be real
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Modern food industry, with the support of science has reached unprecedented heights in the case of consumer fraud. Gradually we discover the treacherous world of fakes and surprised to learn that crab sticks are not crab nothing but the cheese "Rossiyskiy" cheese called out of respect for tradition. But we want to tell you about the products in which we are always absolutely sure and, as it turned out, absolutely nothing.
Flower and pods of this vanilla
The smell of vanilla to be confused with something very difficult — the intense aroma of this spice is synonymous with confectionery masterpieces. But the problem is that we put in cakes, not vanilla, and vanillin and, believe me, are not one and the same. Vanilla is one of the most expensive spices in the world and is second only in value to saffron. But that bag of vanillin in any supermarket worth a penny and because it is produced by chemical means and technology has nothing to do with expensive.
Because of this, the pollination of orchids is a manual process and this process is very time consuming. Not less laborious work — Assembly pods, their processing and the creation of conditions in which the spice will be able to "Mature". All this increases the price of natural vanilla, which most of us have never seen.
Instead of the wasabi we podcat tinted horseradish
Seasoning wasabi is well known to regulars at sushi bars. Neither meal claiming against the Japanese national cuisine is not complete without this bright green burning substance. Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that all the seasoning in our restaurants, with very rare exceptions, is only an imitation wasabi.
If you had a chance to try this product, which is made from evtreme Japanese, you would immediately feel the difference and hardly wanted to return to a primitive forgery. The original wasabi can be bought only in Japan, as the plant quickly loses its properties and cannot long be stored and transported.
To grow evtreme very difficult — requires special composition of the soil, high humidity, spring water, mild warm climate and good drainage. The rhizome, which is prepared seasoning Matures in 3-4 years and it is the raw material from $ 250 per kilogram. Evtreme rubbed the root on a special grater manually just before serving.
Looks like the leaves and roots evtreme Japanese
Because of this, a small ball of wasabi gourmands costs 3-5 bucks, which is a lot. But even more so-called honwasabi — a seasoning made from plants found in the wild. It is a rarity to let her can only wealthy people. For the rest of the Japanese grown wasabi-daikon is an unpretentious and affordable. It is prepared semi — finished products- powders and pills that must be dissolved in water.
But a hell of a mixture of horseradish, mustard and green dye, to which we are accustomed, costs mere pennies and can be provided by the institution, generally, free of charge, the load to the ordered rolls.
What we imagine as the asparagus is the product of processing soybeans
Salad "asparagus Korean-style" familiar to lovers of Asian cuisine. Many somehow believe that we are talking about a real asparagus cooked in a special way. But "asparagus" this product call only in the CIS countries and the rest of the world uses real name is fuju.
It's not a plant, but a product obtained by processing soybean. The cooking process fuju is quite complex and consists of a number of processes. First, soybeans are soaked, ground and filtered with the aim of obtaining soy milk. This liquid is boiled and simmered, and the resulting process of the thick film is removed and dried.
Strips of film, dried and desiccated from this, we offer under the guise of asparagus. It is called fuju, and in Japan, of Yuba. The real asparagus is a perennial shoots of a plant which in Latin is called Asparagus. Is the dish of asparagus this much more expensive and the taste is different from simulation in a better way.
It is Cassius that we give for cinnamon
Cinnamon is an incredible spice that gives a special taste and smell of Apple pies, sweet buns and mulled wine. We have it sold in any grocery store in powder and in the form of "sticks". You should know that often we do not sell a real cinnamon, and its a cheap substitute — Cassia.
Cassia is very similar in taste and smell to the original cinnamon, but there is between products a significant difference. Cinnamon is the tube from the bark of the tree Cinnamomum zeylanicum, native to Western India and Sri Lanka. The spice has a delicate and very pleasant aroma and slightly sweet taste. Sticks of true cinnamon is very fragile and can easily crumble with your fingers.
Here is a real cinnamon
We need to emphasize that we are accustomed to Cassia cinnamon the original may not seem so sweet. Because of this, baking cinnamon put more than substitute. But if you add it in tea or coffee, it will reveal all its aromatic potential. Cassia in the drink can kill the taste and even taste bitter. The cinnamon will accentuate the natural notes of the drink and complement their exquisite aroma.