Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Food Facts and Good to Know Facts about Your Favorites!!!

  1. How do you make a cake perfect? A cake is only as good as the ingredients you use. The main ingredients to use to get your perfect balance in your cake is, fat, sugar, eggs, flour, raising agent , and fruits.
  2. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning
  3. Never place a whole egg in the shell in the microwave, it might explode and make a mess.
  4. The most popular foods for barbecuing are hamburgers, steak, hot dogs and chicken breasts.
  5. If a candy recipe calls for water, always use hot water and your candy will be clearer.
  6. If you add a small pat of butter when cooking fruit for jams and jellies and you will not have any foam to skim off the top.
  7. V8's V-Fusion, Peach MangoMost vegetable and fruit juice blends leave you with a bitter after-taste, but with this one, you'd never know you're getting a serving of vegetables plus a serving of fruit -- and you shouldn't suffer the after-taste, either. A bottle has 170 calories and 150 percent of your daily vitamin C requirements.
  8. Skinny Cow Frozen Ice Cream ConeMelt your ice cream cravings with one of these chocolate, fudge-swirled ice cream anc chocolate-drenched cones. Only 150 calories and 3 grams of fat -- plus a bonus of 3 grams of fiber!
  9. Kellogg's Smart Start Healthy Heart Bar, CinnamonThese bars have the same flavor as a Cinnabon, but this bar is a much healthier start to your day. It's a tasty, 150-calorie breakfast with benefits for your heart, thanks to the 350 milligrams of potassium and oat bran.
  10. Graham Cracker Sandwiches Recipe
    Ingredients:1/2 cup peanut butter1 to 2 small, ripe bananas1/4 teaspoon cinnamonGraham Crackers
    Mash 1/2 cup of peanut butter and 1 large or 2 small very ripe bananas with a fork.
    Add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and mash again.
    Spread on one graham cracker square and top with the other for a fun treat.
    You can also use this as a dip with teddy bear shaped graham crackers for kids.
  11. Your Heart: A large Harvard study found no increased heart attacks in longtime coffee drinkers. In addition, coffee may save lives! Coffee drinkers aged 55 to 69 who drank one to three cups of coffee a day were 24 percent less likely to die of heart disease than non-coffee drinkers, says a new analysis from a study of 27,000. The odds of dying from any cause during the study decreased about 15 percent.
  12. The average chocolate bar has 8 insect legs in it.
  13. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
  14. Cranberry Jell-0 is the only kind that contains real fruit.
****Take a ceral Quiz: Answers

Cereal Quiz
Why should you look for honey, corn syrup and fructose on a box of cereal's ingredient list?
A) They are all forms of sugar B) They add extra fiber C) They increase shelf life
Any oat cereal is a whole grain cereal.
True False
According to most nutritionists, what is the minimum amount of fiber you should look for in a cereal?
A) 1 gram per serving B) 2 grams per serving C) 3 grams per serving
Cereals that feature granola are always nutritious choices.
True False
Eating a high-fiber cereal can do which of the following?
A) Stave off hunger B) Increase alertness C) Both of the above
Raisins and other dried fruit increase a cereal's sugar content.
True False

**** Be observant, and ask yourself the following questions when you patronize your favorite restaurants:

  • Are the dishes and silverware clean?
  • Are the servers in clean uniforms?
  • Does the server touch the top of the glasses where you drink from?
  • Can you get a straw for all beverages served in a glass?
  • Is the cream for the tea or coffee kept at room temperature instead of being refrigerated?
  • Are the dishes chipped or discolored? Restaurants that do not care about the little things are not too careful about cleanliness.
  • Are the bathrooms clean?
  • Is there dirt on the window sills? Or insect residue?
  • Are the curtains or blinds clean and dust-free?
  • Are the menus stained with food or have actual food residues? If so, it is best to leave while you have a chance.
  • Are the condiment containers clean and not caked with any product(s)?

Some Food History

1905 America's first pizzeria opens in New York's Little Italy.
1906 Kellogg's Corn Flakes are introduced.
1912 The Oreo cookie is born.
1918 Charles Jung invents the fortune cookie, in America.
1921 Wonder Bread is introduced in Indianapolis.
1924 Caesar Cardini names "Caesar salad" after himself at his Tijuana, Mexico restaurant.
1931 General Mills introduces Bisquick.
1937 Kraft introduces its Macaroni and Cheese dinner.
1939 Nestle introduces chocolate chips.
1949 General Foods introduces Minute Rice.
1949 KitchenAid introduces the electric dishwasher.
1955 Tappan introduces microwave ovens for home use.
1962 "The French Chef" with Julia Child airs on public television.
1964 Nachos are introduced at the Dallas State Fair.
1978 Ben & Jerry's premium ice cream is introduced in Burlington, Vermont

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