ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

More Tasty Bits (Food Info, Tips and Ideas)

Updated on October 12, 2015

Did You Know That.....

It takes 9.86 quarts of milk to make 1 pound of butter, according to the Western Dairyfarmer's Promotion Association.

Want to curb cravings for fatty foods? “Eat foods naturally low in fat with no fat substitutes”, advises Richard Mattes, a researcher and nutritionist. To eliminate urges for high-fat foods, “You must reduce the exposure to 'mouth-feel.' That's scientific slang for the great feeling of ice cream and other high-fat foods sliding over your tongue. Foods that are modified (“fake-fat”) will have a recreated (by the manufacturers) mouth-feel sensation.

Cloudy” iced tea occurs when tea is brewed in the usual way with boiling water and then cooled down to make iced tea; it's a common problem and one that's easily fixed.

Food scientist Harold McGee explains in On Food and Cooking (1984), that the boiling water tends to extract so much of the caffeine and pigment molecules that they cannot remain dissolved in colder water. When the tea's poured over ice, it suddenly clouds up with tiny particles.

To avoid the cloudiness, just steep the tea in lukewarm water for several hours; this slows down the infusion and decreases the amount of undiluted particles.

This process can also be done by the “sun-tea” method: Place the tea bags and cold water outside for several hours in a clear, covered container in direct sunlight, slowly warming the water. This keeps the tea clear.

Others combine the tea with half room-temperature water and half boiling water and then refrigerate the tea. Some tea experts say, however, not to refrigerate the tea until it has cooled completely. But if it clouds up anyway, just add a little more hot water.

Red peppers are high in lycopene and vitamins B6, A and C.

Two New Vitamin Trends

Melts are quick-dissolving tablets that don't need water (!); therefore, they can be taken practically anywhere. They're available in a wide variety of flavors and forms. Just because they're quick-dissolving, however, doesn't mean they'll enter your system any faster than regular vitamins.

Bubblies are tablets or powders that will turn into a fizzy drink when they're dropped into water (for those who have difficulty swallowing solid pills, this can be a godsend). And liquid forms can often be absorbed faster than capsules, tablets or melts.

What to Eat for Healthier Eyes

Oranges, strawberries and leafy greens which contain vitamin C

Cantaloupe, carrots and mangoes to get vitamin A

For a dose of omega-3s, eat salmon, tuna or halibut.

Almonds and peanut butter are a great source of vitamin E.

To build up zinc, have turkey and chicken.

Food Bits

Chickpea chips are made out of chickpea flour, with subtle Indian spices. They're also gluten-free and high in protein and fiber. Available at most supermarkets.

Tinto de verano is a traditional Spanish drink that's a 50:50 ratio of red wine to water (all you have to do is simply dilute some red wine with sparkling water).

Affogato-A shot of espresso-it can be warm or cold-poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream (affogato means "drowned" in Italian). Optional: Sprinkle with chocolate, if desired.

Two Ways to Roast Red Peppers

By a Grill-Place the peppers directly over medium heat and grill, turning them until they're evenly charred. Then, move the peppers to a bowl (or a large plate); cover with a lid (or another large plate). Let the peppers cool for 15 minutes. Then, peel away the skin. Now remove the stem, seeds and ribs and chop.

By an Oven-Preheat the broiler. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise; remove the stem, seeds and ribs. Place the peppers, skin-side up, in a baking dish. Broil until charred. Now move them to a bowl (or large plate); cover with a lid (or another large plate). Let the peppers cool for 15 minutes. Then, peel away the skin and chop.

Sources: Western Dairyfarmer's Promotion Association, Food Roundup and Unclouding Tea-Washington Post source-The Vindicator, August 3, 1994, "Top New Vitamin Trends" by Gale Maleskey, MS, RD-Spry Living, September 2013, All the Answers-Protect Your Peepers-Sari Greaves-Spry Living, September 2013, This & That-Relish, September 2014 and How to Roast Peppers-Relish, September 2014


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)