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Freezing Food: The Science

Preserving Food Quality, Safety, and Nutrition Freezing is a simple and generally low-cost method of preserving food which can capture the flavor of fruits and vegetables at their peak. Like other methods of preservation, freezing extends access to seasonal produce but unlike some methods, freezing conserves the original taste without […]

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Understanding and Making Kombucha

What is kombucha? Kombucha is a lightly effervescent, cider-like beverage, made by fermenting sweetened tea. It is produced using a starter culture of bacteria and yeasts called a SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast). A mature SCOBY resembles a flat, jelly-like pancake, often referred to as a ‘mushroom’ or […]

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Understanding Vegetarian Diets

A vegetarian is a person who does not eat meat or certain animal products, but the types of vegetarian diets can differ greatly. A well planned vegetarian diet can be healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits. Types of Vegetarian Diets Vegans or total vegetarians: Eat only plant foods […]