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How Other Kinds of Processing Affect This Food

How Other Kinds of Processing Affect This Food

Introduction Water is the only compound that expands when it freezes. A water molecule is shaped roughly like an open triangle, with an oxygen atom at the center and a hydrogen atom at the end of either arm. When water is frozen, its molecules move more slowly, and each hydrogen …

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The Most Nutritious Way to Serve This Food

The Most Nutritious Way to Serve This Food

Buying This Food Refrigerated meat that feels cold to the touch and looks and smells absolutely fresh. Frozen heart or tripe should be solid, with no give to the package and no drippings staining the outside. Choose some variety of meats by size. The smaller the tongue, for example, the …

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Adverse Effects Associated with This Food

Adverse Effects Associated with This Food

Introduction In 2008, scientists at the National Cancer Institute released data from a seven-year survey of more than 100,000 postmenopausal women showing that even moderate drinking (one to two drinks a day) may increase by 32 percent a woman’s risk of developing estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) and progesterone-receptor positive (PR+) breast cancer, …

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Probiotic Potential of Fermented Noni Juice

Most probiotic bacteria used in fermented products are members of the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium (Daly and Davis 1998). People normally consume probiotics as part of fermented foods having active, live probiotic cultures such as yogurt or dietary supplements. Such bacteria when administered in adequate amounts confer health benefits on …

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Noni Fruits Modern Uses of Noni and Compositional Analysis

Introduction Morinda species comprise a useful and widely distributed genus of tropical trees, shrubs, and vines. Most of the approximately 80 species originated from Borneo, New Guinea, Northern Australia, and New Caledonia. At least 20 species, including Morinda citrifolia. (Rubiaceae), have significant modern economic and historical values in the Pacific …

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Fermentation of Olive Fruit CONTENTS

Introduction The olive fruit is a drupe. It has a bitter component (the glucoside oleuropein), a low sugar concentration (2.6%–6.0%), and a high oil content (10%–30%). Such characteristics prevent olives from being directly from the tree and promote diverse processes to make them edible, which can slightly differ between areas …

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Foam Mat Drying of Fruit and Vegetable Products

Foam Mat Drying of Fruit and Vegetable Products

Introduction Foam-mat drying is a promising new development in the field of drying aqueous foods. This method offers a wide scope for application in the vegetable puree and fruit juice processing industry as it enables the dehydration of heat-sensitive foods or which are difficult-to-dry, sticky, and viscous under relatively mild …

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Diets That May Restrict or Exclude This Food

Diets That May Restrict or Exclude This Food

Buying This Food Firm, smooth, medium-sized white turnips with fresh green leaves on top. Choose smoothly waxed, medium-sized rutabagas with smooth, unscarred skin. Avoid: White turnips with wilted greens or rutabagas with mold on the surface Storing This Food Pull all the leaves off a white turnip, wash them, and …

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