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The Right Chemistry: Is Cockroach Milk a Real Superfood?

9 Nov 2018

Video of Dr. Joe Schwarcz: Is "cockroach milk" a real superfood?

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...

How do we modify dairy to be lactose free?

26 Jul 2018

What does it mean when a dairy product claims that its lactose content has been modified for easier digestion?...

Sweetened Condensed Milk Was Popularized By Soldiers

22 Nov 2017

Gail Borden Jr first condensed milk in 1853 in an attempt to create a milk product that was shelf stable. He opened 2 factories to produce his product, but both ultimately failed, and it wasn’t...

Battle of the Milks: Are plant-based milks appropriate for children?

16 Nov 2017

A recent CBC article reports on a new joint statement from the Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society that says plant based milks are “inappropriate alternatives to cow milk in...

Chemically How Does Milk Become Butter?

22 Sep 2017

The milk of cow’s, as well as that of most other mammals, is a complex mixture of proteins, fats, water, carbohydrates, minerals, hormones and various other molecules. Some of these components are...

Mixing meat and milk

10 May 2017

The Old Testament offers up some dietary advice about not mixing milk and meat. Milk provides a hospitable environment for bacteria on meat to multiply, so this does make sense. Religious...