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Imeruli Shaphrani means Marigold in Georgia (tagetes patula, Calendula officialis) In Georgia, marigold is used very often and it is referred to as "Imeretian Saffron" taken from Georgian province Imereti where the dried petals of the plant are most appreciated.

Ishpingo refers to the dried flower of an Ecuadorian tree called Ocotea quixos and is similar in taste to Cinnamon. Just like the Cinnamon, Ishpingo is used to flavor some drinks and desserts.

Icelandic Lobster (Nephrops Norvegicus) is very small, much smaller than the Main lobster and more like a huge shrimp. Icelandic lobster is one of the Iceland's best-loved dishes. It is actually a variety of langoustine. Contrary to the other Lobsters, the main meat of the Icelandic Lobster is in the tail. Icelandic Lobster is sold all over the world as a delicacy. Icelandic Lobster which is popularly known as Norway Lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) and also known as Scampi is a close relative to the common lobster, but is considerably smaller and more slender with long narrow claws. Norway Lobsters belong to the category of lean fish. It is particularly rich in iodine, selenium and zinc. It is red - orange in color which does not change by cooking. They are mainly caught in the waters around Denmark and Sweden. The fishing is normally handled by smaller boats staying at sea for maximum 2-3 days which ensures a fresh product. The lobster lives in self-dug caves on the soft bottom of mud and sand in the Barents Sea at depths from 30 to 800 meters. Icelandic Lobster has a milder taste than the fresh water and thus suitable for a large variety of serving suggestions and is regarded as a delicacy. Its meat has a finer texture than the normal lobster. The Icelandic Lobster is a unique phenomenon with a truly delicious , fresh and sweet taste The cold temperature of the Atlantic Ocean is the reason why the Icelandic species are generally much smaller in size compared to the lobster in the southern parts of the world. According to the tradition, Icelanders serve only the tail of the creature, it is said that an average one (1) kilo box usually carries about 20-30 pieces. Nevertheless, the biggest tails can consist of 14-18 in a kilo.

Ice Cream Freezer refers to a device used to manufacture ice cream without the aid of mechanical refrigeration. It is based on the principle that if ice is made to melt at a forced rate through the use of chemicals (salt), it will draw enough heat from its surroundings to cause freezing temperatures

Iago is named for one of the characters in Shakespeare's play entitled "Othello", this British dessert pastry has layers of sponge cake with coffee buttercream and topped with coffee fondant ; a small British pastry or petit four.

Imbe refers to a tropical fruit with bright orange skin that hails from eastern Africa, though it is also grown in Florida. Imbe is juicy, slightly acidic and sweet.

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