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Should I Be Nervous When Refreezing Food?

22 Nov 2018

The concern about refreezing food is really a concern about two things, bacterial contamination and deterioration of texture and flavour. Let’s deal with the safety issue first. Bacteria like to...

Why do I get a jolt of pain every time I chew on a piece of aluminum foil?

8 Nov 2018

The common link among those who experience pain is that they have amalgam fillings. These are composed of a mixture of tiny particles of tin, silver and copper alloyed with mercury. Anyone who has...

What is Aquafaba?

1 Nov 2018

Aquafaba (literally the amalgamation of the Latin words for water and bean) is the liquid that remains after boiling legumes. In 2014 a French musician discovered this liquid’s ability to create a...

Why do we use hot water to wash clothes?

25 Oct 2018

Temperature is just a measure of how quickly, molecules are moving. When a substance dissolves in water, its components, be they ions or molecules, form stronger attractions to water molecules than...

Why does lettuce turn brown?

11 Oct 2018

That’s an interesting question. How lettuce turns brown is well known. But why this happens is a different story. Lets deal with the how first. The chemistry that takes place when lettuce leaves...

Do Fish Drink?

4 Oct 2018

Our bodies and fishes’ (yes, fishes is a grammatically correct plural form of fish) bodies as well need water. Without it, the chemical reactions that take place constantly in our bodies would have...

Why is there shellac in my chocolate mints?

27 Sep 2018

Indeed, it is the same substance. The revelation that furniture varnish can appear in food would probably send scientifically primitive bloggers into a tizzy. This varnish, or shellac, is the...

Why can I taste saline and medications when they're inserted into my IV?

18 Sep 2018

Someone recently asked me if I had ever heard a patient complain that they could taste saline and medications when injected into their IV. Truth is, I had never heard of this before, but apparently...

Is Ghee Healthier Than Normal Butter?

13 Sep 2018

Ghee can be found in the international section of most grocery stores, and clarified butter on the pages of many culinary magazines, but what are these fats, and how do they differ from normal...

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