Chemistry of chocolate

Not long ago, I posted an article regarding comfort food. Well, I sometimes eat chocolate when I am feeling sad. What is so special about chocolate? First of all different cocoa varieties have different characteristics: Forastero, for example, has strong aroma, while Nacional has more aromatic and floral notes. More than 600 molecules are involvedContinue reading “Chemistry of chocolate”

We are what we eat

Food plays a fundamental role for our health in different ways: some food components are direct source for our metabolism, others have a regulatory role and others are used by the microbiome in our gut. Nutrients found in food have a role in preventing or induce several pathological affections, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, typeContinue reading “We are what we eat”

Women in STEM: Vakare

This is the second episode of my interviews with Women in STEM. Today my guest is my dear friend and amazing colleague Vakare Merkyte. Hi Vakare! First of all would you like to tell us something about you? Ciao, Martina! Thank you for having me on your blog.I am 28 years old, 3rd year PhDContinue reading “Women in STEM: Vakare”