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Hops plant

Hop heads on the rise

Do you know why the hop plant is such a crucial ingredient in the beer-making process? It adds bitterness to balance the sweetness of the malt used to make beer, and is also a natural preservative. In recent years, its use has been on the rise.
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Beer isn’t linked to ‘beer belly’

Most South Africans love nothing more than cracking open a cold one after a long day. Good news for those of us who enjoy our beer – there is no link between the recent report that reveals South Africa is sub-Saharan Africa’s most overweight country and the impact of beer on our waistlines.