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Cooking with hop flowers

Cooking With Hop Flowers

By now you know hops are sought-after for imparting complex flavors to beers. But did you know that hops are also great for cooking with? Continue reading [...]
Cooking with hop flowers

Hops: Beer Ingredient With Health Properties

Hops are the flowers of the hop plant or humulus lupulus. The hop plant is native to Europe but is now cultivated worldwide including in the US where 97 percent of hops come from Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. While the climbing hop vine is renowned for imparting flavor to pilsners and ales, most people do not know that these flowers are not only good for making beer but also have medicinal properties. The health benefits of hops are attributed to compounds in the plant’s flowers such as flavonoids, lupulone and humulene. Alternative medicine enthusiasts hold that these compounds have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-anxiety properties. Continue reading [...]