How to preserve and consume your ham?
Dec19

How to preserve and consume your ham?

To preserve different sort of foods may suppose a big deal. Some in the fridge, some others outside … What a mess! Something similar happens with hams. Depending on the format of the ham (whole, boneless or sliced), the ways of preserving it may vary. In order not to waste your piece, we provide you with some tips and basic instructions. Without further ado, let’s start. Whole ham (with bone) If you aren’t going to eat it all the same day, preserve the whole unpeeled ham. Store it in a cool, dry place and not directly exposed to sunlight. Cover the cut with a clean kitchen cloth or with the same ham bag. If you live in areas with a dry climate, you can also cover the cut with a piece of fat, so it won’t be dried up. Try the recently ham cut, so you only should slice the part to be eaten. Its flavour is unique! You can take even months to eat it all. Although the piece may be more dried, you can eat it anyway. It will be as delicious. Boneless ham Keep it somewhere cool, dry and not directly exposed to sunlight. The preservation temperature should be constant, in a cold place if possible. The fridge is just the perfect place to keep it. Whenever you will eat it, get it out the fridge some time before consuming it, so the piece will get temperature. Keep the piece in a Tupperware in order to avoid its contact with external factors. Only cut what you are going to eat. Use a chopping board and a slicing knife to do finest slices. Sliced ham Keep the slices in a dark, cool and dry place. Keep all the slices in a Tupperware in order to avoid direct contact with external agents. Get the slices are going to be eaten out the fridge before consuming it to settle them, so the piece will get temperature. It is very important to know how to preserve the ham to avoid wasting your piece (or the slices you have got) or consuming it in bad condition. Now you know how to preserve it, so if you want to buy Iberian or Serrano hams, buy it here....

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When did we started to eat nougat on christmas?
Dec06

When did we started to eat nougat on christmas?

There is no more typical-Christmas food than nougat. Nutty, chocolate, classic… and more. Each time, the nougat is more consumed throughout the year (like ice cream), it has always been a Christmas-food reference and its different festivities. As many things, It is believed nougat has Arab origin and that arose around the 11th century. But, have you ever wondered why we consumed it in Christmas and when this started? Its components could be consumed throughout the year. Instead, nougat only appears at Christmas. Why? Continue reading for further information. There are several theories why nougats are consumed (or used to be consumed) especially at Christmas. Firstly, ingredients used to make it were very expensive, so it was reserved to be consumed only on special occasions. Although at first the nougat was a food only for those rich, it ended up becoming a Christmas delicacy. Secondly, it is thought farmers had no work during the months before Christmas, so they had to make a living in some way. Matching up off-season for the farmers happened just before the beginning of the winter, they became temporary nougat-makers. Although the origin of the nougat dates back in the 11th century, in our country acquired fame and popularity during the 15th century thanks to the strengthening of almond cultivation and the development of beekeeping. It happened thanks to the climate in the Iberian Peninsula, which favoured the two factors to occur at the same time. Now you know more about Christmas’ star, we encourage you to try our best nougats. If you can’t resist this Christmas delicacy, we recommend you try our most classic nougat of...

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Health: Did you know about manchego cheese as a protein resource?
Oct17

Health: Did you know about manchego cheese as a protein resource?

Manchego cheese is one of best cheese manufactured in Spain, since it is delicious and very healthy. Manchego cheese is very healthy per its nutritional values, which contribute to our organism in many and very different ways. But,  did you know cheese is a protein-rich ingredient? Indeed, it contains 38 gr of proteins per each 100 g of cheese, so by daily eating a small amount of cheese, we will obtain the amount of proteins that must be consumed in a day. To be more specific with the benefits of this delicacy, we are going to explain more about their main benefits: 1 – Contributes to muscles development and repair: Proteins help to build muscular tissue and repair them, so it is especially recommended for athletes. Moreover, il also avoids loose and weaken of muscular mass, so it is specially recommended for sportspeople and people who need to gain weight healthfully. 2-Perfect at any age: The cheese is perfect at any age per its high quantity in nutrients. Focusing on proteins, cheese is especially recommended to take during childhood, adolescence and pregnancy cause there is a higher consumption of this nutrient. In addition, it contributes to growth and fights against bone decalcification. 3 –  Contributes to vital physiological functions to survive: Proteins are very important for our organism because they are involved in some vital functions, as for example in the transport of oxygen, as well as give us some extra power . In addition, it contributes to the creation of essential high-biological-valued amino acids because our organism can’t produce them independently. 4-Fights against some pathologies and deficits of our organism: The consumption of such a rich-proteins cheese helps to prevent some pathologies like anemas, oedemas, immune system deficits, among others. Proteins are essential for our organism since they contribute to the prevention of different pathologies and other weaknesses. Manchego cheese is one of the best delicacies in Spain and it is shown that delicious and healthy meals is no longer incompatible. If you want to try this delicacy and starting to feel its benefits, we recommend you the best cheeses...

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