Posts Tagged 'food science'

Edible Food Wrap Made From Milk [video]

The Science Of Cheese [video]

Science of Frying Food

friesGizmodo reported that frying food in the microgravity of space is a ‘bad idea‘. However, the real news in the article is that frying actually improves at around 3 g.

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Space Food Hall of Fame

Yes, NASA has a Space Food Hall of Fame. It’s actually a webpage with a little trivia about astronauts’ meals and a few videos about early space foods that got marketed to the general public (Tang and Space Food Sticks). Another page from BuzzFeed has a few pics of the latest in orbital dining.

visit The Space Food Hall of Fame HERE

pics of the latest in space food HERE

Feeling brave? Order Space Food Sticks HERE

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Butter vs Margarine [video]

McDonalds Names Their Chicken McNuggets

mcnuggetsTIL McDonald’s  Chicken McNuggets are manufactured in 4 distinct shapes that have been named – Ball, Boot, Bell, and Bone (or Bow-tie).

BusinessInsider reports –

The McDonald’s sensory team explained that Chicken McNuggets have four distinct shapes and in order to have a chance to meet the McDonald’s “Gold Standard” for quality, they have to match them as perfectly as possible. And each of those shapes has its own name. Here are the four shapes of Chicken McNuggets, according to Barbara J. Booth, director of sensory science at McDonald’s USA: Ball, Bone, Bell, and Bone.

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Where Do Baby Carrots Come From?

According to MentalFloss –

Don’t send the kids out of the room just yet. This isn’t a story about the birds and the bees, but one about Mike Yurosek and his lumpy veggies. Like other plants and animals, not every carrot gets the good genes and a nice environment and turns out perfect. Some of them get pulled up from the ground lumpy, twisted and just plain ugly. Farmers know that even if an ugly carrot tastes better than any other carrot that ever existed, it won’t sell simply because it looks weird. Every year Yurosek, a California farmer, culled and threw away tons of vegetables too ugly for supermarket shelves. In some harvests, 70 percent of his carrots were tossed. Most culled vegetables wind up getting fed to farm animals, but pigs and cows can only handle so many carrots. After a while, their fat turns orange, and meat is about as useful at the market as a lumpy carrot. In 1986, Yurosek came up with a solution to his ugly carrot problem. He would cut the carrots into smaller, sleeker, better looking forms, like a plastic surgeon for vegetables. He took the culled carrots and cut off any lumps and twisted parts. He was left with a perfect-looking mini-carrot just a few inches long, which he then peeled. The first experiment in baby carrot-making was done by hand with a potato peeler and a paring knife. After a few batches, Yurosek was thankful to find a used industrial green bean cutter — a frozen food company had gone out of business and posted an ad — that could cut the carrots into uniform 2-inch pieces. To finish the job, he just had to take the cut-up carrots to a packing plant and throw them into an industrial potato peeler. Yurosek sent some samples of his little carrots along with the regular load to one of his best customers, the Vons supermarket Los Angeles. The produce manager and the customers loved them; Yurosek has said the store called him the next day to say they wanted only the baby carrots in the next shipment. Within a few years, more supermarkets started carrying Yurosek’s little carrots and the world of produce changed forever.

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Check Out The Mechanically Separated Chicken [pic]

I bet you’ve never seen mechanically separated chicken. Now you have.

Read about it HERE.

Mechanically Separated Chicken


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