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Daily Facts About Food by Epi: 2:15pm On Apr 21, 2009
Vitamin A is known to prevent "night blindness," and carrots are loaded with Vitamin A. One carrot provides more than 200% of recommended daily intake of Vitamin A.
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China uses 45 billion chopsticks per year. 25 million trees are chopped down to make 'em sticks
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Approximately one billion snails are served in restaurants annually
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Bananas are the world's most popular fruit after tomatoes. In western countries, they could account for 3% of a grocer's total sales
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There are 3 types of garri: rough, medium and smooth. Each type is used for a particular meal. For example,
Rough garri is better used for soaking, mixed with sugar and sometimes roasted peanut, with evaporated milk
Medium type garri is usually cooked by adding to boiling water and stirred. This is usually eaten with stew or soup (peanut soup, palm soup or Kontomire stew.
Smooth garri is used with soft cooked beans and palm oil
Re: Daily Facts About Food by Epi: 3:41am On Apr 22, 2009
Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries
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When a source of Vitamin C (orange, lemon, grapefruit, strawberry, tomato, potato, etc.) is eaten with meat or cooked dry beans, the body makes better use of the iron in the protein food.
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Breakfast fills your "empty tank" to get you going after a long night without food. Eating a good breakfast can help you do better in school. Easy to prepare breakfasts include: cold cereal with fruit and low-fat milk, whole-wheat toast with peanut butter, yogurt with fruit, whole-grain waffles or even last night's pizza
Re: Daily Facts About Food by Epi: 3:53am On Apr 23, 2009
The longer that fruits or vegetables sit around waiting to be sold or eaten, the more nutrients they lose. But fruits and vegetables grown for freezing are usually frozen right after they're picked. Therefore, they have less time to lose their nutrients
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You don't have to give up foods like hamburgers, french fries, and ice cream to eat healthfully. You just have to be smart about how often and how much of them you eat. Your body needs nutrients like protein, carbohydrates, fat, and many different vitamins and minerals such as vitamins C and A, iron, and calcium from a variety of foods.
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A healthy eating style is like a puzzle with many parts. Each part, or food, is different. Some foods may have more fat, sugar or salt, while others may have more vitamins or fibre. There is a place for all these foods. What makes a diet good or bad is how foods fit together. Balancing your choices is important. Fit in a higher-fat food, like pepperoni pizza, at dinner by choosing lower-fat foods at other meals. And don't forget about moderation. If two pieces of pizza fill you up, don't eat a third.
Re: Daily Facts About Food by dominique(f): 5:28pm On Apr 23, 2009
keep 'em comin' ma'am grin grin grin, not all of us bother to look up on info and stats wink.
Re: Daily Facts About Food by Epi: 5:59am On Apr 24, 2009
The most expensive coffee in the world comes from civet poop

Kopi Luwak are coffee beans that come from Civet (a cat sized mammal) poo. The animals gorge on only the finest ripe berries, and excrete the partially-digested beans, which are then harvested for sale. Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world, selling for between $120 and $600 USD per pound, and is sold mainly in Japan and United States, but it is increasingly becoming available elsewhere
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Apples, potatoes, and onions all taste the same when eaten with your nose plugged.
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When an egg floats in water, it is “off” and should not be eaten
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Eat more grains, fruits, and vegetables
These foods give you carbohydrates for energy, plus vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Besides, they taste good! Try breads such as whole-wheat, bagels, and pita. Spaghetti and oatmeal are also in the grain group
Re: Daily Facts About Food by Epi: 4:08am On Apr 27, 2009
Bananas consistently are the number one compliant of grocery shoppers. Most people complain when bananas are overripe or even freckled. The fact is that spotted bananas are sweeter, with a sugar content of more than 20%, compared with 3% in a green banana

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Wine is sold in tinted bottles because wine spoils when exposed to light

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You're More Likely To Be Hungry If You're Cold!
Re: Daily Facts About Food by Epi: 12:29am On May 06, 2009
If a stew or soup is too salt,  put a couple of small raw potatoes in it.  The potatoes will absorb the excess salt

If an egg cracks while it is boiling, it won't come out of its shell if you add  vinegar to the water
Re: Daily Facts About Food by tpiah: 12:56am On May 06, 2009
epi:

The most expensive coffee in the world comes from civet poop

Kopi Luwak are coffee beans that come from Civet (a cat sized mammal) poo. The animals gorge on only the finest ripe berries, and excrete the partially-digested beans, which are then harvested for sale. Kopi Luwak is the most expensive coffee in the world, selling for between $120 and $600 USD per pound, and is sold mainly in Japan and United States, but it is increasingly becoming available elsewhere
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I watched a documentary on this. Interesting!
Re: Daily Facts About Food by Sissy3(f): 3:40am On May 06, 2009
epi, u r majoring in culinary art ?
Re: Daily Facts About Food by Epi: 2:06am On May 07, 2009
tpiah:

I watched a documentary on this. Interesting!
It's obvious you love the kitchen

Bon vive!!
~Sissy~:

epi, u r majoring in culinary art ?
yes

@topic

To freshen wilting lettuce and other greens, soak the leaves in ice water and lemon juice

Sugar or sweetening agents have the following purposes in baking:

*They add sweetness and flavor
*They create tenderness and fineness if texture, partly by weakening the gluten structure
*They give crust color
*They increase keeping qualities by retaining moisture
*They act as creaming agents with fats an as goaming agents with eggs.
*They provide food for yeast

Bread made with chemical leavens (Baking Powder and Baking soda) are quick to bake unlike breads made with yeast
Re: Daily Facts About Food by Epi: 4:34am On May 08, 2009
Killing a live lobster

Plunge the lobster, head first, into boiling water and leave it there for 3 minutes. This method will kill the lobster immeidately (no suffering). After 3 minutes, remove the lobster and proceed with the given recipe

Al Dente

Italian phrase used to describe the cooking of vegetables or pasta to the slightly crisp stage. The French word for al dente is croquant, which means crisp and crunchy
Re: Daily Facts About Food by Epi: 10:29pm On Sep 23, 2009
A list of ingredients cannot be copyrighted. Only the instructions.

i.e. You can take any recipe, keep the ingredients, change the instructions and it becomes yours. yup, play around with a recipe (ingredients/instructions) and put your johnny handcock next to it. Later on, send it to the press wink cheesy. It's yours, it's legal.
Re: Daily Facts About Food by Epi: 10:53pm On Nov 07, 2009
I saw this on FN and thought I should share

How to get juice out of a hard lemon/orange?

Microwave the lemon/orange (Don't peel or cut the lemon) on high for about 30 seconds.

When it's done, take the lemon/orange out from the microwave and cut into half

Sure enough you'll see more juice coming out easily
Re: Daily Facts About Food by SeanT21(f): 4:58am On Nov 08, 2009
^^^^^Thanks for the above. I am always drinking hot lemon juice during the winter season^^^

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