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are the terms “flash pasteurization” and “gently pasteurized” synonymous and if not, what are the differences? (specificaly in reference to fruit juice beverages)

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Flash pasteurization is done at a higher temperature for a short period of time, then cooled.  Batch pasteurization is done at slightly lower temperatures for longer periods of time.  "Gently pasteurized"  Read More

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My husband has a fruit allergy and if he eats any it closes his throat and on occasion it will cause hives. sometime he can eat banana bread and sometimes he can’t. Is there anything that we can do or is there any medicine that can help him so he can enjoy eating fruit again?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

I would recommend speaking to a physician or allergist about this. 

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will freezing lettuce harm its nutrient value? Also will it allow for easier digestion of the nutrients? and i know that it will probably turn into a gooey horrible tasting massi know that with certain vegetables like lettuce our stomachs cannot breakdown the cell walls thus boiling is often used to break down some cell walls, unfortunately on top of breaking down cell walls is breaks down nutrients as well. we are then stuck with chewing, the more you chew the lettuce the more nutrients you get. personally i hate the taste of lettuce thus chewing it is horrible.the reason i believe freezing could help is because when you freeze something large ice crystals are formed, this destroys cell walls, if freezing doesn’t damage important nutrients i believe that you could eat the now gooey mass with minimal chewing and maximum nutritional value.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Freezing lettuce will not harm its nutritional value.  As with all frozen foods, over time nutrient losses will occur and quality will deteriorate.

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