random food facts by @ShSerad part 5

Posted on October 7, 2010

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Before #Bagels r baked, they r boiled /poached first. This process creates a glossy exterior. #Bread

#Bagels hv been considered a #Jewish ethnic food until recently. In #Poland, there’s a tradition to give a #Bagel to a woman in childbirth.

#Mantau/Mantu describes the food category of #Dumplings in #Asia. #Bread

In Northern #China, #Mantau is a steamed leavened bread without a filling, eaten as a staple food.

A combination of rye flour and wheat flour called #Rye #Bread.

#Baguette: Long, #French loaf, sometimes sprinkled with parmesan #Cheese/covered with sesame seeds.

#Bruschetta originated in Abruzzo #italy. Usually the bread dipped in #olive oil before consumed. #Bread

#pumpernickel #Bread is a form of #German bread: dark color, no crust, rye taste.

#gluten-free bread usually based on corn flour. The #Bread has a denser, more crumbly texture than traditional bread.

#sourdough bread has a slightly sour flavor, and dense texture. #Bread

Tea leaves and drink have very high mineral content. #TeaTime

#TeaTime, #Tea contains about 20 types of amino acids.

The quality of the #water used to brew the tea is very important. #TeaTime

Yellow #Rice, #Indonesian rice dish cooked with #Turmeric& #Coconut milk, served with shredded omelet&sambal. http://plixi.com/p/48442327

#Ants can lift and carry more than three times their own weight. #BugsLife

Male #Ants often hv only one role: mating with the queen. After they hv performed this function, they may die. #BugsLife

The reaction to our skin, the itching/red bump caused by a #mosquito bite is actually an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva. #BugsLife

#Fireflies knows as #Glowworms. This insects take in oxygen and combine it with Luciferin to produce light. #BugsLife
#Pufferfish known as #Blowfish. The meat of some this Fish is considered delicacy, called: #Fugu. #OceanFish

Only certified chef and restaurant could prepare #Fugu -meat of #Pufferfish-. Bad cut will cause death for a customer. #FoodFacts

#TeaTime. If u want to lessen the amount of #caffeine in ur cup, simply brew the #Tea for a shorter time.

Milk is essential for Bone health! #Milk and #dairy products r providers of calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and protein.

Consumption of #Milk & #dairy products from early childhood make the bones strong and protect them against #osteoporosis.

The amounts of calcium and and phosphorous in #Milk and #dairy products r beneficial for healthy teeth.

Regular milk known as full cream or whole #Milk, It has creamy texture. Has average contains 3.8% milk fat. No less than 3.2% milk fat.

Reduced fat #Milk has approximately 2% milk fat and it may have extra protein + calcium added.

Low fat #Milk has less than 1.5% milk fat.

Skim #Milk has no more than 0.15% milk fat.

Modified #Milk, may be protein enriched, high in calcium, iron fortified/low in lactose.

Lactose free #Milk is suitable for people who r lactose intolerant.

Fortified #Milk may be whole/lower fat milk has had nutrients added such as calcium, vit D and omega 3 fatty acids.

Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, is reputed to have originated the idea of afternoon #Tea in the early 1800s. #TeaTime

Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford had the idea of having #Tea around 4-5 in the afternoon, between lunch and dinner. #TeaTime

#Tea is a favorite drink in #Russia. It is made and served in teapots or Samovars (a Russian tea kettle). #TeaTime

#Russian use a Podstakanniki, a special glass in a silver holder to drink #Tea.

In 1675, the King of England banned #Coffee houses, claiming that the places where people met to conspire against him.

A Belgian man living in Guatemala by the name of George Washington, invented instant #Coffee in 1906.

The word #Cappuccino comes from the 16th century Capuchin order or friars, whose hoods were called Cappuccinos. #Coffee

Decaf #Coffee is not totally caffeine free, containing about 3mg of caffeine.

Hamburgers r not served in #India out of respect for Hindu religious beliefs. #FastFoodFacts

Regular consumption of fast food leads to obesity. #FastFoodFacts

The word Tomato is derived from the ancient Mayan word ‘Xtomatl’ #VeggiesFruits

Tomatoes r a good source of Vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. #VeggiesFruits

The consumption of #Lycopene-stuff that makes #Tomatoes red- may prevent cancer. #VeggiesFruits

#Tomatoes were 1st cultivated in 700 AD by #Aztecs and #Incas. #VeggiesFruits

The #French called #Tomato “the Apple of Love”, the #Germans “the Apple of paradise” . #VeggiesFruits

RT @imaabdul: my nutritionist told me tht tomatoes r good for lowering blood pressure. Eat 3 raw tomatoes 1st thing in the morning. It works! #VeggiesFruits

#Tomato paste and sauces contain a greater amount of #Lycopene, bcause they r more concentrated than fresh Tomatoes. #VeggiesFruits
#Spinach is low in calories, a good source of iron, Vitamin A and C, mineral, & fiber. #VeggiesFruits

When #Spinach eaten raw, should be very well washed and dried prior to consume. #VeggiesFruits

The most famous #Banana cultivar is ‘Cavendish’. Bananas r used in tropical countries as a major staple food. #VeggiesFruits

The top #Banana producer is India with 23% of the worldwide crop, followed by #Brazil and #China. #VeggiesFruits

#Carrots known as a vegetable, and actually is a root. The plant is native to Europe and Southeastern asia. #VeggiesFruits
#Carrots r the most used vegetables in baby-food, because #Carrots r a great source of vitamins & very nutritious. #VeggiesFruits

#China is the largest #Carrot producer in the world, followed by #Russia and #UnitedStates.

Cotton #candy was originally called Fairy Floss. #CandyCandy

Cotton Candy contains only one ingredients : #Sugar. #CandyCandy

Some candy, such as #Marshmallows & #Gummibears contain Gelatin derived from animal collagen (found in skin and bones). #CandyCandy

The #Gummibear originates from Germany where it is poupular under the name Gummibär. #CandyCandy

#Licorice candy, from #Greeks words meaning sweet & root, is made from the Licorice plant.

#Gelatine commonly used as gelling agent in #Food, #pharmaceuticals, #photography, and a #Cosmetic manufacturing.

#Gelatine is made from the boiled bones, skins, and tendons of animals.

#Gelatine can be made with Fish bones also.

#AgarAgar is derived from red algae. It can be used as a vegetarian #Gelatine substitute, a thickener for soups, #IceCream, and jellies

#Pepper known as the “King of Spices”. It is one of the oldest & most popular #Spices in the world. #FoodFacts

#Pepper, be it white, green, or black contains an alkaloid pyridine, called ‘Piperine’.

Why does #Pepper make you sneeze? Because the chemical Piperine, an irritant, gets into the nose!

It is believed that when the Goths defeated #Rome in 401, they demanded a ransom of 3,000 pounds of #Pepper.

Black #Pepper is the dried unripe #Peppercorn. White Pepper,Peppercorn r allowed to ripen more fully on the vine.

Green #Pepper is from the same papercorn, but it is harvested before they are mature.

Indonesian : Merica Hitam; English : Black Pepper; Italian : Pepe nero; Thai : Prik ki tai; German : Pfeffer; Spanish: Pimienta negra

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