Posts Tagged 'nutrition'

Mmmmm, Cricket Powder

From Evolutionranch.com –

Here we have 1/2 pound of cricket powder. This bag is 15 servings (2 Tbs/serving). Cricket powder is an amazingly versatile ingredient, not just for smoothies (which it’s great in by the way). Try adding some to foods you already eat, dips, pancakes, baked goods and feel good about eating a highly sustainable cricket powered superfood!

Read more and order your cricket powder HERE.

 

Is Our Food Becoming Less Nutritious? [video]

Lucky Iron Fish – Unorthodox Cure For Anemia

Lucky_Iron_FishWired reports –

It looks like a trinket a tourist might pick up as a quaint souvenir, but this fish has the power to cure anemia. Called the Lucky Iron Fish, the three-inch-long piece of metal functions like a nutritional supplement, only instead of swallowing it, you add it to a simmering pot of food for ten minutes. Doing that can increase the iron content in the diets of users in places like Cambodia, where roughly half of the population suffered from iron-deficiency anemia before Lucky Iron Fish was introduced. The fish just won this year’s Cannes Lion Grand Prix in product design.

Continue reading HERE.

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Women Want Salad, Even If It’s Their Last Meal

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From TheDailyBeast –

The last meal is a strange cultural custom and a hell of a one-two punch for any prisoner: First, the state makes a rare display of generosity, often procuring a mélange of favorite items for the prisoner from various restaurants. Then it insists on a syringe for dessert. But as archaic a practice as it is, the last meal provides us with a fascinating glimpse into the appetites of the world’s most dangerous people, women included. Last meals reveal gendered differences in culinary indulgence that persist even in the face of death. It’s no secret that men and women eat differently, but it is remarkable how true they stay to their habits with just one meal left to savor. For one, you might think that women on death row would finally throw caution to the wind in the hours preceding death. Not so.

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Grape-Nuts Is Neither Grape Nor Nuts – Discuss

g-n-sHow can a cereal that contains neither grapes nor nuts be called Grape-Nuts? Surprisingly, it made sense when the cereal was introduced in 1898. TheStraightDope presents a 30 year-old explanation of how the name originated, and why punctuation makes it legit.

Read all about it HERE

Butter vs Margarine [video]

OK Arby’s – I’m Not Yet Fat Enough – Gimme My Cup Of Cheese! [pic]

Celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day at Arby’s

9 Ridiculous Cooking Myths You Probably Believe

Cracked.com again presents a very interesting article. The 9 cooking myths are listed below and to to read the details about each one, go to Cracked.com.

#9. Bread Gets Stale Because It Loses Its Moisture
#8. Lobsters Scream When Boiled
#7. Searing Meat Seals in Moisture
#6. Alcohol Completely Evaporates When Cooked in Food
#5. Cooking in a Microwave Destroys Nutrients
#4. Pork Needs to Be Well Done
#3. Putting Oil In Pasta Water Keeps the Pasta from Sticking
#2. Cooking Vegetables Makes Them Less Nutritious
#1. Salt Is Salt

Read the entire article HERE

Carrot Highway – Worst Music Video Ever?

Food Expiration Dates Explained

Yahoo presents an interesting article that explains food expiration dates and food safety. It offers such nuggets as –

– Milk: If properly refrigerated, milk will remain safe, nutritious, and tasty for about a week after the sell-by date and will probably be safe to drink longer than that, though there’s a decline in nutritional value and taste.

– Eggs: Properly refrigerated eggs should last at least 3-5 weeks after the sell-by date…

Read the entire article HERE.

What Is In Dog Food?

This interesting article discloses some unsettling facts about what you may be feeding your best friend. One nugget indicates that a product that states “with Beef” needs to contain only 3% beef, and you may not want to know what meat byproducts are.

Read the entire article HERE.


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