Want to take it easy at Carnival? Find out how non-alcoholic beer is made

Want to take it easy at Carnival?  Find out how non-alcoholic beer is made

Podcast ‘Where does what I eat come from’ tells the story of beer and caipirinha. Episode explains why water is so important for the body. Beer is one of the themes of the podcast ‘Where does what I eat come from’. Meritt Thomas / Unsplash Brazil is the third largest beer producer – only behind China and the United States. This week, the podcast Where does what I eat come from tells what the basic ingredients of beer are and brings interesting facts about two other common drinks at Carnival: water and caipirinha. 🎧LISTEN (below) and then find out how non-alcoholic beer is made: Researcher Natalia Oliveira, from the Center for Studies in Craft Beer at the Federal University of Lavras (MG) explains what is the most common way to produce non-alcoholic beer : “We make beer normally and then pass the drink through distillation to separate the beer and alcohol, because alcohol evaporates more easily”, explains the researcher. The drink emerged at least five thousand years ago with the Sumerians, a civilization that lived in the region where Iraq is today. 🍺The basic ingredients of beer are water, barley, hops and yeast: Barley: is the base of beer. Malt is produced with this cereal, an ingredient that contains sugars that will be consumed by yeast; Yeasts: these are fungi that consume malt sugar and form the alcohol content of beer; Hops: the ingredient comes from the flowers of this plant and helps with the formation of foam, in addition to serving as a preservative for the drink. READ MORE: ‘Cabruca’ mentioned in the soap opera Renascer began more than 300 years ago; know what it is Feeling the peach can be a bad idea; find out why LISTEN TO OTHER EPISODES: 📺WATCH ALSO: Where ice cream comes from Coconut water is not all the same: see which types can be sold in Brazil



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