Although the pesticide DDT has been banned in the U.S. since 1972, it is so slow to break down that it's residue is still found in many foods grown in the U.S.
Which has more calories and fat and why -- a plain sugared doughnut with a hole in the middle, or a round jelly filled doughnut? While they could never be thought of as a weight- watchers option, jelly doughnuts have fewer calories and less fat than...
Dried Fruits
Dried fruits and vegetables like raisins, prunes and sun-dried tomatoes, retain almost all of their nutrients. Since they weigh less, the nutrient content is actually concentrated. When drying fruits at home, never use a temperature over 140 degress...
Duck Eggs
Duck eggs have a richer, oilier taste than chicken eggs. When duck eggs are boiled, the white turns bluish and the yolk turns a reddish orange. Suggestions: 1) Hard boiled: boil them for 10 to 15 minutes (pretty boring). 2) Boil them for 10 minutes,...
Prick the skin of duck all over with a sharp fork or point of a knife so the fat just under the skin drains while cooking. Always cook duck on a rack so it doesn't fry in it's own drippings.
Egg Whites
Albumen, or egg white, makes up about 60% of an eggs weight. As an egg ages, the protein in the egg white changes and becomes thinner and more transparent. Fresh eggs sit tall and firm in the pan, and older eggs will spread out more. When egg white...
The average weight of a hen's egg is 2 oz. The shell is about 12% of the total weight, the egg white 58% and the yolk 30%. The color of chicken eggs are determined by the breed. Breeds with white feathers and ear lobes lay white eggs; breeds with...
Eggs Yolk
One large egg yolk contains more than 2/3 of the daily limit of cholesterol recommended by the American Heart Association.
Excess Oil
To absorb excess oil from gravies, soups or other dishes, drop a few lettuce leaves in the pot. Watch the oil cling.
Excess Salt
To absorb excess salt from gravies, soups or other dishes, drop a few chunks of raw potato in the pot and remove before serving.
Fish Buy
Whole fresh fish should have bright clear and shiny eyes. Scales should be shiny and cling to skin. There should be a slight, sea breeze odor, not a strong, fishy odor.
Fish Odor
Rub your hands with salt and lemon juice to remove fish odors.

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