While Valentine's Day is celebrated globally and has been widely acknowledged since the 14th C, we are still unclear about the history of who St.Valentines was, and what he did! There are many-a-myth.
Although Valentine's Day is a commercial affair, associated with gift giving and spending money on our loved ones, it is a day we can express our romantic side, show our loved ones affection, care and create memories in whatever way we please!
On this special day we wanted to share some wonderful aphrodisiac foods with you, which you can consume with your partner to stimulate your love senses and spice up your Valentine’s Day, while enjoying some delicious food together.
Give into your cravings and delve into the top 5 aphrodisiac foods you need to try this Valentine’s Day.
So what makes an aphrodisiac?
An aphrodisiac is a food that contains properties that evoke the senses, including sights, smell, and taste. By arousing the senses, such substances are thought to help people feel more sexually aroused. Rare and exotic foods or spices are often viewed as having aphrodisiac effects.
As Aphrodite was said to be born from the sea, many types of seafood have reputations as aphrodisiacs, so they are a great addition to a Valentine's menu. Most people think of oysters or lobster but did you know that sea bass is an excellent aphrodisiac choice, delicious, light and rich in nutrients that stimulate libido.
Here at Pow Food, we offer a British Sea Bass dish served with a rainbow ratatouille, a beautiful main dish to share with your loved one, friends and family a-like.
Chilli stimulates your nerve endings and increase blood flow to your heart.
Chilli peppers contain the chemical capsaicin, the hotter the chilli, the more capsaicin it contains. Capsaicin is also known to boost testosterone and libido levels.
Garlic is a small but powerful ingredient that contains allicin, a compound which increases blood flow and can amplify your sexual energy.
With their sensuous shape and succulent, soft green flesh, avocados are rich in Vitamin E (sometimes known as the sex vitamin) as it promotes the production of sex hormones which support attraction, mood and desire.
Have you tried our delicious avocado and cacao mousse, this dessert is rich in antioxidants and naturally sweetened with dates.
Have you tried our delicious Vegan Cacao And Avocado Mousse for a delicious and nutritious end to your romantic evening.
Of course, no Valentine’s Day is complete without a chocolate sweet treat to end the evening. The aphrodisiac qualities of chocolate come from the precursor chemicals of phenylethylamine and serotonin, which help boosy your mood and are mild sexual stimulants. They also come from the sensual pleasure of how it melts in your mouth and leaves you feeling content. The darker the chocolate, the better.
For the ultimate aphrodisiac treat, try our Gluten and Dairy Free Amazonian Cacao Brownies.
It's never too late for a date-night-in, double date or dinner party!
And we're here to give you a helping hand with our home dining dishes. Why not save the time spent cooking and cleaning and do something else you love together?!
You can rely on us to deliver your delicious goods which are ready prepped and ready to pop in the oven.
From starters to savour to healthy, chef prepped mains and guilt-free sweets, we have all you need to provide the most romantic meal for your loved one. Get in touch with us here at Pow Food Ltd today for more information on the range of services we provide.