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My husband and I travel in third world countries. We love the fresh fruits and veggies but have to be very careful about cleaning them. I usually wash them with soap and water, using a little scrub brush. I then soak them in about a quart of water with a tsp. of bleach for two to five minutes. Is this really necessary? If it is, is my cleaning method sufficient? Is there a better way to do it? Do you have any other suggestions regarding fresh food safety in less developed countries?Monday, August 31st, 2009
In developed countries, this would certainly be unnecessary. Simply washing with water is enough (no soap or bleach needed.) But you are right to question this in third world countries because many of them Read More
The nutritional value of produce depends on many different factors, including weather, amount of sunlight, varietals, and even when it is picked. However, differences in nutrition between just picked and Read More
What is a Kulrobi????..I have checked the internet and only found this article?.It still does not tell me what a Kilrobi is???????Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
Kohlrabi (German Turnip) is a small cultivar of the cruciferous family (the same as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collard greens and Brussels sprouts.) Its taste and texture is similar to a broccoli stem or cabbage heart. Kohlrabi can be eaten raw as well as cooked.
how many times I can use the same oil for frying is it best to just use once knowing that one can’t detect any changes in taste if same oil was used over and over again.another question is frying fish can destroy omega-3f.a. what exactly the percentage is lost and what is the best temp for cooking fish in order not to destroy omega-3thanksWednesday, August 26th, 2009
You can reuse oil several times, but food particles can build up so you want to strain it before reusing it. You may want to check out the aboutseafood.com about fish, we specialize in fruits and vegetables. Remember to eat plenty of non-fried fruits and vegetables!
What is a Kulrobi??…I(Produce Manager) had a customer ask me do we carry any Kulrobi…I was finally stumped??? Is it a form of Beet?Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
Kohlrabi or cabbage turnip or German turnip is a small cultivar of the cruciferous family (the same as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collard greens and Brussels sprouts.) Click here to see a picture and further description of Kohlrabi and here’s a great Kohlrabi recipe.
Exercise, losing excess weight, eating less total fat and avoiding smoking all help maintain or raise HDL-cholesterol. Fruits and vegetables help with losing weight (which then helps maintain or raise Read More
My nephew will only eat broccoli,sweetcorn and peas, sausages and chicken and baked beans,bread and milk and green apples. He refuses all other fruits, veg and meats and fish. Is he getting enough? He won’t even try strawberries or ice-cream.Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
Hello I read somewhere that is better to eat citrus fruit in the morning can you plese tell me why?Thank youMonday, August 24th, 2009
The time of day that you eat food has no impact on how it is metabolized. However, there can be food/food interactions. For example, the vitamin C in citrus fruit helps absorb the iron from other foods, Read More
I recently bought a Dehydrator but unfortuantely all of the instructions are in Hungarian. I live in Hungary. I went to their web site but unable to get help. Can you send me to a web site as to where I can get some info regarding how to process the food and how long to dehydrate certain foods. Or can you help me. Thank you. TheresaThursday, August 20th, 2009
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