Refrigerator crisper bins aren’t just convenient catch-alls. They’re humidity-controlled compartments designed to help extend the life of the fruits and vegetables stored in them. But some types of produce should never be stored together. Read on to find out how to use your crisper drawers as the manufacturer intended.
Do you like to start the day with an energizing homemade smoothie? How would you like to pack even more power into your refreshing fruit and vegetable drinks? You can optimize your nutrition with superfood add-ins like goji berries, coconut oil, turmeric root, and more. Read all about 19 of our favorites now.
Kefir and yogurt are fermented dairy products with origins that date to ancient times before refrigeration, when mountain-dwelling herders preserved milk by culturing it. While they are similar, differences include consistency, method of preparation, and probiotic content. Read on for a comparison of kefir and yogurt.
A garbage disposal is a useful kitchen device that turns food waste into liquid down the drain. But did you know that not all foods can be put down a disposal without clogging it? Or that without regular cleaning, accumulated bacteria can lead to foul odors? Find 13 tips to use and care for your garbage disposal now.
Whether dining out or preparing a recipe at home, it’s essential to understand the foods we eat. For example, are prawns and shrimp the same? Do they vary by size, flavor, cooking style, or source? Can they be used interchangeably? Read on for the answers to these questions and more as we discuss prawns vs. shrimp.
In the fresh produce aisle, you will likely find multiple squash displays side by side. Some are labeled zucchini, and others say summer squash. Robust and varied colors include green, yellow, and white. Shapes are cylindrical, round, scalloped, and tapered. Do you know what makes them different? Read on to find out.
White rice flour and sweet rice flour play prominent roles in Asian and gluten-free recipes that range from bread and noodles to cakes, candies, sauces, and syrups. Read on to learn about the derivations and characteristics of each type, nutritional qualities, and whether or not you can substitute one for the other.
Prebiotics and probiotics are relatively modern terms in today’s food-related vocabulary. Both support digestive health and are readily available in foods and supplements. However, their functions in the body differ. Read on and increase your knowledge of prebiotics and probiotics and their place in your healthy diet.
Have you noticed the case at the grocery store is starting to resemble a designer showroom with displays of multiple types of eggs? Join us as we compare free-range and conventional eggs to determine if one is superior to the other, and whether a better lifestyle for the chickens translates into a healthier product.
Sorghum is gaining a firm foothold in the American diet. You may have seen it packaged, spotted it on a food label, or noticed it in a recipe. What do we know about sorghum? Read on to learn what it is, where it comes from, and how it’s used. Then you can decide if it is an appropriate addition to your healthy diet.
Bright orange carrots are a staple in many homes, where they appear regularly in salads, sides, soups, stews, and baked goods. They are a source of vitamin A, a nutrient essential for cell development, good vision, and a healthy immune system. Is it true that eating too many can turn skin orange? Read on to find out.
Breadcrumbs are what make macaroni and cheese crispy on top, fish filets crunchy, and ground beef bind together for juicy meatballs and meatloaf. But did you know there’s a similar ingredient called panko? Read on to find out all you need to know about breadcrumbs and panko, as we explore the origins and uses of each.