This article was originally published in January 2013. This post is a brief comment on a study out of Duke University that has lead to the speculation, and also a conviction for some, that the nonnutritive sweetener Splenda destroys healthy gut flora. I’m sure Mercola and others are all over this study. Thanks to Jeff Green […]
An image of green bell pepper lobes making an extraordinary claim seems to never stop making the rounds on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. The written message on the image claims that you should flip over bell peppers to check their gender. The ones with four bumps are females and the ones with three bumps are […]
Many people are surprised to learn that those expiration dates on the bottom of canned foods don’t really mean what they thought. In fact, my article about canned food expiration dates is one of the most viewed articles out of close to 700 on the entire site. Looking at those views made me realize something. […]
There are as many home-grown tips for preventing tears while chopping onions as there are cures for hiccups. I thought I’d seen them all but today I came across an article from WonderHowTo that suggested a perfectly ridiculous way to keep onions from making your cry: Cut out the core. Once you undestand why onions make us cry, you’ll understand why this will not work.
Most grocery stores tend to sell avocados green. This led to what I found to be a curious bit of advice in a cooking tips article I was reading: Buy your avocados in a Mexican grocery store because they sell them ripe. Does this mean you must buy your avocados ripe?
Americans throw away half of all their food amounting to $160 billion every year. 77% say they feel guilty about their food waste, but they don’t seem to know how to reduce it. Simply storing food correctly can help to reduce food waste and there’s just a few dos and don’ts you need to know to get the best shelf life from your food. 90% of food is thrown away too soon and a lot of this is down to not understanding the labels on packaging.