Carrots

As with most vegetables, carrots are full of water. It may seem improbable but at 88%, the water content of carrots is slightly higher than that of full cream milk and comparable to oranges. It is just stored differently; vegetables lock water in their structure very effectively. For example, these vegetables have about the same

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Maize

Is it maize or is it corn? In North America, Australia and New Zealand, maize means corn and vice-versa. In the UK and Europe, corn refers to any locally-grown grain (e.g. wheat, rye, oats, barley). The etymology comes from the verb corn “to salt” (circa 1560). Hence corned beef means salted beef. Originally referring to

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The 6th sense

First, a recap of the taste and flavour post. We use all five of our senses to appreciate flavour: taste (from receptors on the tongue) is only one of them. Smell (as we breathe out and in) is a dominant contributor to the perception of flavour (and why food tastes bland during a head cold).

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