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Food Science Tips

Food Science Tips

aug09b

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

 

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.

Bacteria on food will rapidly multiply when left at a temperature between 45 and 140 C. avoid this danger zone as much as possible.

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

Teeth cleaning

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

Table salt

 

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