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Bitter Is Better - Healthy Foods and Beverages

written by: pantera182
 
Did you know that bitter could actually mean healthy? Here are some bitter goodies worthy of serving on your table.

Question 1:


What is the meaning of the Arabic phrase 'qahwat al-bunn', from which the English word 'coffee' was derived through Turkish?
Black wine
Life in a bean
Wine of the bean
Bean of the gods

Question 2:


What chemical present in the grapefruit gives it its unique taste and flavor?
Vanadium
Sulfur
Formaldehyde
Nitrogen

Question 3:


What common expression is used to refer to beer to point out its excellent nutritional properties?
Liquid bread
Fizzy tea
Food in a mug
Golden elixir

Question 4:


The fruit of most olive species contain phenolic compounds and oleuropein which make the fruit too bitter. However, the fruit of this olive cultivar can be eaten fresh.
Thassos Olive
Arbequina
Manzanilla
Bosana

Question 5:


What vitamin is found in high amounts in the bitter root of the turnip plant?
Vitamin C
Vitamin A
Vitamin B12
Vitamin E

Question 6:


A study on 2,018 women showed that the consumption of green tea and mushrooms decreases the risk of developing this disease by 90%.
All of these
Cervical cancer
Ovarian cancer
Breast cancer

Question 7:


Animal liver is very rich in this health-beneficial mineral, as well as in vitamin A.
Iron
Magnesium
Calcium
Potassium

Question 8:


The risk of what type of cancer can be decreased by moderate wine consumption according to various studies?
Breast cancer
Lung cancer
All of these
Prostate cancer

Question 9:


Bitter melon, or bitter gourd, has been traditionally used by Asians, Panamanians and Colombians in the prevention and treatment of this disease.
Tetanus
Tuberculosis
Malaria
Rabies

Question 10:


What alcoholic beverage is produced from herbs including the bitter herb commonly known as wormwood?
Gin
Rum
Absinthe
Whiskey

 


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