There is more to ketchup than just tomato ketchup. Some of the many varieties that have been popular include lobster, walnut, mushroom, cucumber, cranberry, oyster, lemon, grape, and anchovy
Kiwi Fruit
Kiwifruits have more than twice the vitamin C of oranges, as much potassium as bananas, and are good sources of magnesium, fiber and vitamin E. They also have only 45 calories each.
Lemon Juice
Rub your hands with salt and lemon juice to remove fish odors. 4 lemons yield about 1 cup of juice. Acids help proteins coagulate, so adding either vinegar or lemon juice to water used for poaching eggs helps keep the eggs from spreading out.
Lettuce leaves should be torn by hand; cutting with a knife will turn the edges brown faster. If you must cut lettuce, be sure to use a stainless steel knife. The outer, greener leaves of lettuce contains more vitamins and minerals then the paler...
Licorice root contains a substance called glycyrrhizin that is 50 times sweeter than ordinary sugar.
Mangos should be stored at 35 degrees F. after being ripened at room temperature. Never burn mango leaves or branches, the toxic fumes can cause serious irritation to the eyes and lungs. Be very careful of the stem end of mangos if any part of the...
Melons have no starch reserves to convert to sugar before they ripen, so they will not get any sweeter after they are picked (their texture will soften though). They should be left on the vine as long as possible to sweeten.
Miracle Fruit
Miracle fruit is a tropical African plant whose small red fruit has a very unusual property. When the fruit is eaten, anything bitter or sour tastes sweet.
The edible inky cap mushroom contains a disulfirame-like (antabuse) substance that interferes with normal metabolism of alcohol. Reaction occurs when consuming alcohol within 72 hours after eating these mushrooms. Symptoms last 2 to 3 hours, and...
Onion Life
Once an onion has been cut in half, rub the leftover side with butter and it will stay fresh longer.
Peaches must be picked fully mature, they do not get sweeter after being picked; they will get softer and juicier, but not sweeter. Cling or clingstone peaches have a pit to which the flesh 'clings'; freestone peaches have a pit from which the flesh...
Unlike most fruit, pears are better when picked hard and unripe. They improve in both texture and flavor after they are picked. Pears ripen from the inside out.

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