Siam Benzoin is a natural gum-resin or, more correctly, a “balsamic resin”. The resin is obtained from the small tree, Styrax Tonkinensis, a native of Indochina (Laos and Tonkin). Other species are known to yield similar gum-resins called Siam benzoin. The balsamic latex flows from wounds in the bark and outer wood where incisions are made deliberately. Benzoin is thus a pathologic product (it does not occur in healthy, unwounded trees). It is furthermore characteristic that not all of the benzoin trees will yield a latex after incisions.
What Are the Health Benefits of Stabilized Rice Bran?
Rice bran -- the nutrient-rich outer hull of rice kernels that\'s produced as a by-product of white rice processing -- makes a welcome addition to cereals or smoothies. Stabilized rice bran has a longer shelf life than un-stabilized rice bran, because it undergoes processing that inactivates an enzyme that would otherwise degrade the rice bran oil, turning it rancid. Stabilization does not affect the nutritional value of the rice bran. Consuming stabilized rice bran offers a number of health benefits, because it serves as an excellent source of essential nutrients.
3 reasons why coconut milk may not be your friend
3 reasons why coconut milk may not be your friend Coconut milk is often a staple fat source for those following a Paleo diet. From a nutritional perspective, it’s an excellent choice. It’s high in saturated fatty acids and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), which are both easily burned as fuel by the body. MCTs are particularly beneficial in that they don’t require bile acids for digestion, and they’re directly shunted to the liver via the portal vein.