Astronauts fell in love with Tatarstan adjika, mustard, ketchup and jams

9 November 2020, Monday

The Tatarstan manufacturer Maheev continues to supply its products for the international space station. The video from the ISS was published on November 3 by cosmonaut Oleg Artemiev. He tells how breakfast goes in space, and fills the beluga with adjika produced in Yelabuga, Republic of Tatarstan.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Tatarstan, Essen Production began deliveries of hot sauces and berry jams for astronauts in 2011. Cranberry jam was the first to be seen in space, on an Instagram photo of cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, taken while unloading the Progress M-28M cargo spacecraft - it docked to the International Space Station on July 3, 2015.

At the beginning of March 2020, the Dragon SpaceX CRS-20 cargo ship delivered into orbit 1,509 kg of various cargo and products, which traditionally included fruit and berry jams, adjika, mustard, horseradish and ketchup of the Maheev brand, which are produced in the city Yelabuga. It should be noted that all products supplied to the astronauts' table are tested at the Research Institute for the Food Concentration Industry and Special Food Technology of the Federal Research Center for Nutrition, Biotechnology and Food Safety.

The cosmonaut's daily diet consists of two parts: the main calorie content of 2015 Kcal, which includes about 140 items, and the additional calorie content of 1000 Kcal. It is formed from regular and industrial products, which are added to the diet in order to psychologically support the astronauts - the products familiar on earth help to survive separation from home on a mission, which on average lasts up to six months. They say that taste buds behave slightly differently in zero gravity than on earth, so food seems bland. Feeling as if he had a bad cold. What, then, could be better than the good old Russian horseradish? It literally brings the astronauts to their senses. At the Station, horseradish "Maheev" - the classic that can be found in almost any store in Russia.

Traditional tea drinking on the ISS is also not complete without sweets - jam is very useful here. First, it reminds of home comfort and homeland. Secondly, only the most useful is delivered to orbit, even if it is sweet. Cookies, for example, will not contain as many vitamins. But the jam of the Tatarstan manufacturer "Maheev" approved for the diet of our cosmonauts is made from natural fruits, it does not contain preservatives and is stored for a long time, thanks to a special manufacturing technology.

The products of Essen Production, which are supplied to feed astronauts, are no different from those available on the shelves in stores. Products from the same batches, using the same ingredients and factory lines, are delivered to counters and to the orbital station. So when you go shopping at your nearest store, you can buy a pack of ketchup, jam or mustard from the same batch that was sent into space.

Now if you want to try space products, you know where to get them.

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