Posts tagged “food tips

Garlic

Posted on January 1, 2011

When you use a garlic press or crush the garlic cloves, you get a stronger flavor than when you mince it fine with a knife. This is only noticeable when using the garlic raw Garlic can be used as a pest repellent to repell aphids. Small bulbs of garlic can be as much as 20 times as strong as larger bulbs. Garlic In Oil: Research performed by the National Center for Home Food Preservation confirmed that mixtures of garlic in oil stored at room temperature are at risk for the development of botulism. Garlic-in-oil should be made fresh and stored in the refrigerator at 40°F or lower for no more than 7 days. It may be frozen for long term storage for up to…

Caffeine

Posted on January 1, 2011

COFFEE (5 oz. cup) • Drip method  – 110-150 mg • Percolated   – 65-125 mg • Instant      – 40-110 mg TEA (5 oz cup) • 1 minute brew – 10-35 mg • 3 minute brew – 20-45 mg • Instant Tea  – 12-30 mg SOFT DRINKS (12 oz. can) • Coca Cola    – 45 mg • Pepsi Cola   – 39 mg • Dr Pepper    – 40 mg • Mountain Dew – 54 mg

Eggplant

Posted on September 30, 2010

Eggplants are perishable, so use them within 2 or 3 days of purchase. Under ideal storage, 40-45 degrees F with high humidity (85%) they will keep only about one week. When buying eggplant, choose fruit that have a nice glossy shine, and avoid ones with dull color – these will be overripe and bitter. Eggplant is a good source of Vitamins A, C and B complex, and potassium. Eggplant contains about 30 calories per cup. SELECTION – Look for a symmetrical eggplant with smooth, uniformly colored skin. Tan patches, scars, or bruises indicate decay. Also avoid eggplants with wrinkled or flabby-looking skin. Oversized purple eggplants, usually over 6 inches in diameter, may be tough and bitter. When you press gently on an eggplant, the…

Donuts

Posted on September 30, 2010

Which has more calories and fat and why — a plain sugared doughnut with a hole in the middle, or a round jelly filled doughnut? While they could never be thought of as a weight-watchers option, jelly doughnuts have fewer calories and less fat than plain ring ones, while a ring doughnut might weigh less, it has a greater surface area exposed to the oil than a round one.