Origin of the word Coffee
Just how caffeinated do you like to be? A medical study has found that the more coffee subjects guzzled during the day, the lower their risk of contracting a rare form of head and neck cancer. People who drank at least 4 cups a day seemed to cut their risk by one-third.
Who doesn’t love to have a vice transformed into a virtue? A classic part of coffee’s mystique is the name “coffee” itself. The uncertainty around its etymology spans continents.
Leave it to the Italians to introduce coffee to the rest of Europe, as caffe. This word derives from the Turkish kahveh, which in turn stems from Arabic qahwah, short for qahhwat al-bun, meaning “wine of the bean.” This poetic phrase led to the misunderstanding that qahwah also meant “wine.”
Take another sip before you read on. Some researchers suggest that the story of coffee’s name goes further, originating from the Ethiopian region of Kaffa which is one of the historic homes of the bean. In Kaffa, coffee is called buno, and in Arabic the raw bean can be known as bunn. Returning to the lovely “wine of the bean, ” qahhwat al-bun, both Ethiopian words are present.
To close, here are a few lesser-known coffee drinks. See if you know how they are made, and what they taste like.
Healthy highlight: goldfish crisps.(Healthier New Products)(low calorie snacks)
Stagnito’s New Products Magazine May 1, 2004 PEPPERIDGE FARM, the maker of Goldfish Crisps, hopes to turn consumers’ attention to the crunch of the snack crackers, which are made with no trans fat. Despite relatively no partially hydrogenated oils, the crackers remain crisp and deliver full flavor. The company paid close attention to preserving taste and texture when removing trans fat. The company plans to convert all existing varieties of Goldfish snack crackers to zero-trans fat recipes. Goldfish Crisps, geared toward young adults, are available in three varieties including Cheddar Jack, Four Cheese and Cheesy Sour Cream & Onion. web site low calorie snacks
Serving Size 37 pieces Servings per container: about 9 Amount per serving Calories 150 Calories from fat 60
% Daily Value Total fat 7g 11% Saturated fat 1.5g 8% Trans fat 0g Polyunsaturated fat 2g Monounsaturated fat 3.5 Cholesterol less than 5mg 1% Sodium 280mg 12% Total carbohydrate 17g 6% Dietary Fiber less than 1g 3% Sugars less than 1g Protein 3g Vitamin A 0% Calcium 4% Vitamin C 0% Iron 6% go to site low calorie snacks
Percent daily values are based on a 2.000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs RELATED ARTICLE COMPANY: Pepperidge Farm, Norwalk, Conn.
DISTRIBUTION: National SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $2.99 PACKAGING: 10-ounce paperboard box INGREDIENTS: Cheddar Jack variety: Unbleached enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate (vitamin [B.sub.1]), riboflavin (vitamin [B.sub.2]), folic acid), vegetable oils (canola, sunflower, and/or soybean), cheddar cheese (milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), salt, contains two percent or less of: provolone cheese (milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, natural smoke flavor), parmesan cheese (cultured part skim milk, salt and enzymes), cheese powder (cheddar cheese, whey, buttermilk, disodium phosphate), yeast, modified food starch, sugar, whey (milk derivative), autolyzed yeast, yellow corn flour, soy lecithin, spices, onion powder, annatto (color), natural flavors, partially hydrogenated cottonseed and/or soybean oils, citric acid, milk, lactic acid, garlic powder, extractives of paprika (color), spice extract, calcium lactate, natural smoke flavor, cultured whey, cultured potato extract, maltodextrin, cellulose gum, soybean oil and cultured whey