Caution, pesticides: manufacturer calls back spread

Caution, pesticides: manufacturer calls back spread

As a decoration, the tiramisu can be sprinkled with cinnamon and pollen.

How to recognize high quality honey

Whether honey is of good quality depends on how it is made. It is important that the honey is not heated by the beekeeper. Honey that is treated with particular care receives the ‘Real German Honey’ quality mark.

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Honeys with this mark are filled directly from the honeycomb and meet special quality guidelines. You can recognize the glass by the green cross on the label. When buying, you should pay attention to a uniform color and consistency of the honey. It is best to buy the honey directly from the local beekeeper. 

Sources used: dpa news agency

Get a tropical feeling at the breakfast table early in the morning and try homemade papaya jam. Papayas are full of vitamin C and thus make a valuable contribution to your health. In the following recipe you can read how to prepare low-fructose jam without preserving sugar.

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Exotic duo of papaya and bananas – the ingredients

With a homemade papaya jam, you are sure to have a storm of enthusiasm in your family in the morning. After all, papaya has a vitalising effect, naturally only contains a small amount of fructose and contains the superenzyme papain, which accelerates protein metabolism and fat burning.

Would you like the jam according to a recipe from the magazine "Women’s Health" try, you should have some mason jars and the following ingredients at home:

250 g papaya 3 tbsp lime juice 50 g banana 50 g apricots 300 g grape sugar 10 g gelling agent

Tip: If you do not suffer from fructose intolerance, you can also use common jam sugar instead of grape sugar and the gelling agent, in a ratio of 3: 1.

Step 1: Papaya and lime juice puree as a basis for jam

Peel the papaya with a peeler, cut it in half and core the fruit with a spoon. The kernels are edible – so you can save them and possibly roast them later or prepare them in another way. Then cut the pulp into pieces. Put the papaya cubes in a tall container and pour in the lime juice before you use a hand blender to work the recipe ingredients into a fine mixture.

Tip: A piece of finely grated ginger or some chilli will give it extra heat. For a little more variety, you can vary the fruits and replace bananas and apricots with mango, orange or strawberries.

Step 2: reduce the papaya jam

Put the papaya puree in a saucepan and slowly stir in the glucose and gelling agent while you bring the jam to a boil. After the papaya jam has boiled once, let it simmer for a minute or two. If the consistency is then as you imagined, have jars ready and disinfect them with hot water.

You can also make the jam with the Thermomix. To do this, put the fruit in the mixing bowl and puree everything for five seconds on level ten. Now add the remaining ingredients and cook everything on level two for about ten minutes at 100 degrees Celsius.

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Step 3: Long shelf life in jam jars and ideal as a gift

Fill the papaya jam screw jars and close them tightly. The homemade jam can be kept in the refrigerator for several weeks. In addition, the homemade jam is also suitable to be given away. Decorate the glasses with the exotic, fruity spread with a bow and a pretty

The Meienburg company is recalling several products. You could be contaminated with a disinfectant. Customers shouldn’t eat them.

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Meienburg, supplier of nuts, dried fruits and muesli, calls out a few batches of sesame seeds and that "Friesian muesli Seesucht" back. The company announced that its own investigations found residues of ethylene oxide.

Ethylene oxide is used, among other things, as a disinfectant for food to reduce germs. It is classified as harmful in the EU.

Recall from Meienburg: These products are affected

Recall about ethylene oxide: This muesli is being recalled. (Source: Meienburg)

The following products are affected:

"Meienburg Friesian Muesli Seesucht"Package size: 400g EAN code: 4009790008278 Affected batch: 1217 Best before date: 05.06.2021"Meienburg sesame seeds natural"Package sizes: 500 g, 1000 g EAN code: 4009790008902, 4009790008919 Affected batches and best before dates: 9732: 21.09.20219537: 11.08.20219157: 02.06.20218948: 06.04.20218934: 01.04.20218737: 19.02.20218555: 21.01.2021"Meienburg sesame seeds peeled"Package size: 400g EAN code: 4009790008933 Affected batch: 9198 Best before date: 08.06.2021

The affected products should not be consumed and should instead be returned to the point of sale. There the purchase price will be reimbursed even without presenting the receipt.

Muesli and sesame seeds were sold throughout Germany

The sesame seeds and muesli were sold in various supermarkets across Germany, such as Edeka.

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If you have any questions, customers can contact the company on the hotline 04461/986050 and at the email address [email protected]

Sources used: Press release Meienburg via

The discounter Lidl recalls a certain type of sausage. The reason: Harmful bacteria were found in the affected product. These federal states are affected.

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The manufacturer Hans Adler OHG calls the product "Dulano Delikatess Lyoner, cut into strips" back. The bacterium Listeria monocytogenes was detected in the sausage. The food discounter Lidl announces this on its website. There the sausage was sold in the federal states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause severe stomach and intestinal diseases and symptoms similar to those of a flu-like infection. In certain groups of people (infants, toddlers, pregnant women as well as old and sick people) the disease can develop seriously.

Recall: the product "Dulano Delikatess Lyoner, cut into strips, 2 x 200 g" is affected. (Source: Lidl / obs)

All product information at a glance

Manufacturer: Hans Adler OHG Product: "Dulano Delikatess Lyoner, cut into strips, 2 x 200g"Best before date (best before date): 23 September 2020 Lot number: 230920LYG M: 2 246 Packaging period: 08:40:00 to 13:00: 00 Identity mark: DE EV 143 EG

Due to this health risk, customers should pay attention to the recall, despite the expired best-before date (23.09.20), and not consume the product concerned.

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The product can be returned in all Lidl branches. The purchase price will be refunded, even without presenting the receipt.

Sources used: Press portal: "Lidl: press release"

A microscopic pest feels particularly good during the heating season. Then the common spider mite does its mischief. It infects almost all indoor plants and sucks the sap from them. But there is a simple means of combating and preventing spider mites – water.


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The only 0.5 to 1 millimeter small arachnids do not like moisture. That is also the reason why they multiply so quickly, especially in the winter months with dry heating air.

How to get rid of spider mites on plants

High humidity in the vicinity of the plants creates an unfavorable climate for the pests and can prevent infestation. A tried and tested means is to place the pots of the houseplants on wide saucers filled with water. Alternatively, you can regularly spray your plants with water.

Plants that are already infected should be showered with a lukewarm shower. The root ball must be completely moistened and, above all, the undersides of the leaves must be included in the treatment.

Then wrap the plants in a transparent plastic bag. Tie the bag shut and leave the plants in it for about three to four days. Inside, there is extremely high humidity, which causes the spider mites to die. You may have to repeat the procedure a few times because often only the adults die, not all of the eggs.

Spider mite: The animals feed on the plant sap. (Source: alimdi / imago images)

Why are spider mites dangerous to plants?

The common spider mite (Tetranychidae) forms fine, white webs between the leaves and plant stems. They are particularly visible if you spray the plant with an atomizer. This makes it easy to identify an infestation. The tiny eight-legged animals pierce the cells of the underside of the leaves and suck out the sap.

The cells dry out and light green to yellowish spots form. As the infestation progresses, the leaves dry up completely, turn gray-brown and curl up. If left untreated, the infected plant can die.

Which plants are spider mites found on?

The pests are not too fussy and can basically attack almost all indoor plants. They particularly like to feast on the sap of the rubber tree, sedge, various palm trees or the green lily.

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Sources used: own research

The Primula eliator heralds spring with its pale yellow flower umbels. Here you can find out what special features characterize the high cowslip and how the moisture-loving primrose thrives in the garden.

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Primula eliator: Pale yellow messenger of spring in the woods and fields

The Primula eliator, also known as the high cowslip, is presented in a delicate yellow from March onwards: an approximately 25 centimeter high stalk rises from the rosette-shaped foliage, on which an umbel with up to 20 delicate yellow flowers rises.

Funnel-shaped flowers with five lobes grow from the close-fitting calyxes. The color of the flowers becomes darker towards the throat. The distribution of the primrose ranges from Europe through the Middle East to the Altai. There it grows on streams and on damp meadows, in alluvial forests and in partially shaded forests. Since the natural population of the Primula eliator is declining, it is under nature protection in Germany.

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This is how the high cowslip thrives in the garden

The moisture-loving primrose thrives on loose, humus-rich and loamy soils. Since it prefers partially shaded locations, it is particularly suitable for underplanting with trees. If you want to cultivate the Primula eliator in your garden, you can sow the seeds in both autumn and spring. If you leave the flower stalks of the early bloomer after the flowering period in March and April, the high cowslip will multiply by itself.

House plants are particularly often attacked by aphids, spider mites and other vermin. If leaves turn yellow, curl up or develop holes, action must be taken quickly to prevent other plants from becoming infected. But what should be done?


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In winter, the heating air and the little light weaken the potted plants, in summer the pests simply get through the open window into the pots on the kitchen window. 

Detect aphid infestation

It is important to first recognize the infestation of the plant pests. The best known pest on indoor plants is probably the aphid. You can tell that a plant is infested by the small green, brown or black animals that attack young shoots and leaves in entire colonies. They suck out the sap and damage the infected parts of the plant.

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Another indication of an aphid infestation is a sticky coating on the leaves, which comes from the sugar-containing excretions of the aphids.