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Nutrition

What is the difference between ginger ale and ginger beer?

4 Jul 2019

I take a sip from the cup of ginger ale. It tastes of carbonation and sugar, with a faint trail of ginger. I turn to the cup of ginger beer. It already smells of ginger as I bring it to my mouth....

What does “processed food" actually mean?

21 Jun 2019

Just about every week seems to bring a new study that reveals an association between processed foods and some disease, but what "processed foods" actually refers to isn’t such a simple thing to...

What's the difference between kosher salt and regular salt?

17 May 2019

Kosher salt should really be called “koshering salt” because it is used to draw blood out of meat based on the biblical reference that consuming blood should be avoided. It is not blessed by a...

Is coffee having an effect on my iron absorption?

10 May 2019

Iron is an essential dietary nutrient needed for the formation of hemoglobin, the complex protein that transports oxygen through the bloodstream and delivers it to cells where the oxygen is needed...

You can determine the colour of an egg a chicken lays by looking at it's earlobe

18 Apr 2019

Yes, that's right. Chickens do have ears although they are hidden by the feathers on the side of the head. But when the feathers are pushed aside, the openings that serve as ears appear. There is...

Is it true that bilberries are good for the eyes?

12 Apr 2019

It seemed that the bilberries improved the pilots' night vision and made them more successful in dogfights. Or so the story goes... But - “Fake News!” because there is no documented evidence that...

Time for Parmesan

3 Apr 2019

Time Magazine, usually a reliable source of information, got this story wrong. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that products labeled ‘100% Parmesan’ might actually contain cheese...

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