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Dried Mushrooms

Dried Mushrooms

Dried mushrooms are intensely concentrated in flavor and should be treated more like a seasoning than a vegetable. You'll need to soak the dried mushrooms in hot water for 20-30 minutes, rinse, then chop, and use. Saving the soaking water and adding it to your sauces or soups will intensify the mushroom flavor.

Table Salt

Table Salt

Table Salt is the most usual salt we use. It is almost pure sodium chloride.

Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning

Strawberries are a good way to clean your teeth as they remove plaque and leave your mouth feeling fresh

Garlic & Breath

Garlic & Breath

After eating too much garlic, forget the Chewing Gum, just eat a little bit of fresh parsley and your bad breath will disappear (nearly)

Vitamin C in Cooking

Vitamin C in Cooking

Vitamin C is destroyed quickly in cooking - so cook your vegetables with Vitamin C in the smallest amount of water possible and for a short amount of time.

Calories

Calories

Calories measure energy; both the energy the body needs and the energy in food. The following is a list of the amount of calories per gram for each of the primary sources of calories in the diet: Protein...................................3.9

Carbohydrates.........................3.9

Fat.........................................8.8

Alcohol...................................7.0

Bacteria on Food

Bacteria on Food

Bacteria on food will rapidly multiply when left at a temperature between 6 and 60 C. Αvoid this danger zone as much as possible.

Honey

Honey

Because of its high fructose content, honey has a higher sweetening power than sugar. This means you can use less honey than sugar to achieve the desired sweetness.

Iron & Calcium

Iron & Calcium

Iron and calcium in plant foods are not highly absorbed by the body. Spinach contains a chemical called oxalic acid, which binds with iron and calcium and reduces the absorption of these minerals. To improve iron absorption, spinach should be eaten with vitamin C-rich foods such as orange juice, tomatoes, or citrus fruit.

Tomato Ketchup

Tomato Ketchup

Tomato (ketchup) has a high acid content (due to both the tomatoes and vinegar in it) and therefore does not have to be refrigerated after opening. It is safe to store it at room temperature, but it will taste better if kept refrigerated.
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