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WHERE DID BITTERS GO?  Is bitter the forgotten taste? We all know in the standard American diet we’re bombarded with sweet and salty, but what about sour and bitter – where did these go? Why are our bodies able to detect these tastes in food, yet we’re not consuming foods that actually contain these tastes? Throughout history, digestive bitters have been commonly used to promote digestion. As humans organized early medical systems, we see mention of bitters in almost every culture, from Ayurveda and Chinese medicine to the original bitter liquids of the Mediterranean. Bitters tap into our body's inherent...

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Diet/Healthy, Underberg Habits -

Unlike salt and sweets, flavors from herbal bitters are derived from countless different substances that differ in their chemical composition, while contributing to a consistent taste. Of our five flavor profiles, what makes bitters so unique and beneficial for health? Herbal bitters are — as the name implies — an infusion that’s created from predominantly bitter ingredients. These ingredients comprise aromatics and botanicals that can include any combination of herbs, roots, bark, fruit, seeds, or flowers.  Herbal Bitters And Their Effect On Well-being Different bitter substances may possess varying detoxifying, antioxidant, lipid-lowering, anti-inflammatory or antibacterial effects, while others primarily serve...

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Party Recipe, Underberg tacos -

You want your summer party to be exciting and energetic, so you know your entree should set the mood. However, choosing the perfect dish for the occasion might not be as hard as it sounds with this unique taco recipe with bitters from Underberg. Refreshing ingredients combined with the flavorful punch of Underberg will give your tacos that taste of summer with all the fun of the season! Anything but boring, this dish is ideal the larger the crowd. For an especially large group, try this taco recipe with bitters on more than just chicken. Don’t be afraid to lay...

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Better Digestion, educational -

Digestive Bitters: A Natural Remedy for Healthy Digestion Digestive bitters are, in essence, concentrated blends of bitter tasting herbs and plants extracted in alcohol. They support our digestive functions by stimulating the bitter receptors on our tongue, stomach, gallbladder and pancreas. These receptors induce the synthesis of digestive enzymes, balance the stomach acid levels and promote healthy digestion. Digestive bitters have been an apothecary staple since the 1700s, commonly used to aid digestion for decades in various cultures. From ancient Egypt to early Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, bitters were used as a digestive aid.   Bitter to Tongue, Sweet to...

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Recipes -

PREPARATION For the pesto, grate parmesan finely. Lightly toast the pine nuts in a pan over medium heat. Blend the herbs together with the parmesan, pine nuts and olive oil in a blender to make a pesto. Heat a large skillet, melt 4 tsp butter in it. Toast breads on both sides over medium heat for 1-2 minutes each until golden brown. For the fried eggs, heat a non-stick skillet with 1 tsp butter, add eggs to skillet and fry over medium heat for 2-3 minutes to make fried eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Spread each bread slice with...

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