Author Archives: aaliya.jamal

Conscious Guide to Edible Oils

Sometime in the last two decades, a combination of cholesterol fears and olive oil entry led to an array of misconceptions about our local edible oils. Mustard oil, coconut oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, and others were suddenly branded as “bad cholesterol” and canola oil, olive oil, and other blends became the “healthier choice”. Tables […]

Why the Mother is important in Apple Cider Vinegar

There are apple cider vinegars, and then there are apple cider vinegars. What makes one better than the other? Is apple cider vinegar simply a souring agent for cooking acid used in the making of condiments and dressing salads or does it have any health benefits? Let us first examine what the term “Mother” refers […]