A serving size is the amount of food or drink that is recommended or generally served. The MyPlate program, which replaced the food pyramid, offers serving sizes for a variety of foods and food groups. Labels on packaged food items also list serving sizes.
A bottle of champagne holds approximately 25 ounces. Champagne is traditionally measured in milliliters, and that is the unit that will be on the bottle's label.
Yes, hot chocolate contains caffeine, though not as much as coffee. A 16-ounce serving of Starbucks hot chocolate, for example, contains 25 milligrams of caffeine. In comparison, a 16-ounce cup of iced coffee from Starbucks contains 165 milligrams of caffeine.
Brands of bottled alkaline water include Essentia water, Affinity’s alkalized water, Alka-Pure Natural alkaline wellness water, Alka Power alkaline water, Nordenauer, Evamor Natural alkaline artesian water, Akasha Premium pH 10.0, Neo water and Voss. Alkaline water is promoted for its ability to re-establish healthy pH levels in the body.
Master Cleanse is a juice fast that involves drinking a concoction of lemon juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup and water, for a period of ten days, according to Natural News. The Master Cleanse detox diet was developed by Stanley Burroughs over 50 years ago, as a means to detoxify the human body of toxins acquired from food and the environment.
Bottled water comes in sizes as small as 8 ounces per bottle and as large as 2.5 gallons per fridge pack. Purified water may also be bought in 5-gallon jugs for use with commercial coolers in offices and warehouses.
Director of nutrition for WebMD Kathleen M. Zelman explains that drinking water has several benefits, including maintaining a balance of bodily fluids, controlling calories, energizing the muscles, keeping the skin looking good, helping the kidneys and maintaining a healthy bowel function. However, Glasgow-based general practitioner Margaret McCartney in a MailOnline.com article warns against drinking too much water, stating that drinking water when not thirsty may impair concentration.
Hot dogs can be cooked straight out of the freezer. Because they are fully cooked already, no food safety issues arise when cooking them frozen. Cooking frozen meats takes approximately 50 percent longer than cooking the same meat fresh. Sometimes, hot dogs cooked right out of the freezer have a slightly different taste, but this difference can be camouflaged with condiments.
In general, it takes three to four hours to make ice cubes. Leaving them in the freezer overnight to make sure they are solid all the way through is recommended.
In a chicken, white meat refers to the breast and wings. The legs and thighs of a chicken are dark meat. There is little nutritional difference between these two types of meat.
Mustard as a condiment has a yellow color because of the addition of a plant called turmeric in the production process. Mustard seed by itself has a dull-gray or brown color, whereas turmeric has a yellow color and is used as a natural food dye.
To use a pressure cooker, add the liquid and the ingredients to the pot, then lock the cover into place and set the pressure regulator. Heat the pot on high until full pressure is reached, then simmer on lower heat and start the timer to cook the food for the amount of time specified in the recipe. When done, release the pressure carefully before opening the lid. Modern and older pressure cookers have significant differences, so it is important to follow the specific instructions of your pressure cooker manual.
To reheat lasagna in the oven, transfer the lasagna in an ovenproof pan and cover the dish with a lid or a large piece of aluminum foil. Place the pan into a preheated 325-degree Fahrenheit oven to bake until it is heated through.
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic found that on average the entire process from the time someone eats until the time they eliminate takes about 53 hours. However, the time it takes to digest food is not the same for various individuals and for men, women and children as groups.
Honeycomb is safe to eat. Honeycombs are made by waxy secretions of honey bees when they return to the hive to make food for themselves. For every pound of honey humans gather, bees gather and consume another 8 pounds.
Sorbitol is a reduced-calorie sweetener that's found in many different foods both naturally and as an additive, including dates, cherries, plums and many low-calorie foods. Sorbitol is sometimes listed on food labels as "E420" and can cause intestinal distress in amounts larger than 5 grams.
Expiration dates on food packaging are intended to help stores and consumers determine the overall quality of a food item. Foods labeled with a "best if used by" date are considered at their highest quality when consumers use them by the expiration date, which is when quality begins degrading. The food is at its peak in flavor and quality before that date.
White vinegar has a variety of benefits for personal health, cooking, cleaning and even weed control. In addition to having multiple uses, white vinegar is also typically a green, Earth-friendly product. According to the Vinegar Institute, white vinegar contains acetic acid, which is why it can cut through grease for cleaning, as well as hinder bacterial and mold growth on foods like pickles.
Kelp caviar is a vegetarian version of caviar. The seaweed is fashioned to look and taste like caviar. Kelp caviar originated in Denmark, and it can be found in various parts of Europe.
According to the Domino Sugar company, the amount of powdered sugar in a pound is 3.75 cups, although that measurement was taken with unsifted sugar. Because sifting fluffs up the sugar granules, it takes more unsifted confectioner's sugar than sifted sugar to make a pound.
Fourteen crushed graham crackers make 1 cup of crumbs. Although they are often enjoyed as a snack, graham crackers in crushed form serve as an ingredient in pie crusts for cheesecakes, lemon icebox pies, key lime pies and various frozen desserts. The crumbs are typically mixed with butter and sugar.
There are two cups of butter in a pound. This is an industry-standard dairy measure that can be generally relied upon by cooks and bakers across the United States.
There are approximately four to six carrots in a bunch with tops, depending on the length and diameter of the carrots. There are approximately six to eight topped carrots, which are sold by weight, in a 1-pound bag. A 2-pound bag contains 12 to 16 topped carrots.
One stick of butter equals about 1/2 cup. Some recipes will give butter in cups, but will also include measurements for the sticks. Some websites will even convert certain measurements to make it easier to follow the recipe.
One medium lemon produces about 2 to 3 tablespoons, or 6 to 9 teaspoons, of lemon juice. Five to six lemons produce about 1 cup of lemon juice.