Sweet potatoes, which are root vegetables, and yams, which are tubers, are two types of herbaceous perennial vines that come from two different plant families native to different locations. Sweet potatoes and yams differ in size, taste, texture and nutritional content.
The difference between regular lemonade and pink lemonade is the addition of an extra ingredient that gives the regular lemonade a pink color. The extra ingredient could be cranberry juice, raspberry juice, crushed strawberries, strawberry juice, grenadine or red food coloring.
A gallon of apple cider is made from approximately one-third of a bushel, or 36 apples. Composed of these fruits and nothing else, apple cider has no cholesterol and is a good source of potassium and iron.
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.
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.
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.
Spicy foods contain a substance from chillies called capsaicin. Capsaicin stings taste buds, and milk binds with the hot capsaicin oils to disperse them. Cold water is not effective to mitigate spiciness because water-based liquids spread capsaicin and likely increase the burning sensation.
Whole salmon can be cooked many different ways from frozen; it just takes a little longer than fresh according to CookitFrozen.com. If the salmon was frozen soon after being caught, it may be even better than the fresh salmon found at most supermarkets.
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.
Broccoli pairs well with a variety of seasonings, ranging from simple salt and pepper to bold combinations of garlic, onion, olives and anchovies. It also goes well with citrus zest, herbs such as rosemary, Asian seasoning blends, Italian seasonings, fish sauce, sausage and Parmesan or pecorino cheeses. Broccoli, especially the flowering crown, readily absorbs other flavors, which makes it relatively easy to create bold, flavorful dishes.
Szechuan chicken is chicken prepared using techniques from southwestern China's Sichuan province. The most salient features of this cuisine are garlic, chili peppers and Sichuan pepper.
The best way to reheat fried food is in the oven on the broil setting. The food should be in aluminum foil with the top open and placed as close to the broiler element as possible. Once food sizzles, it should be removed, turned and broiled on the other side.
The baking time for a potato depends upon the manner in which it's prepared, and typically takes an hour if baked in an oven preheated to 425 degrees and 90 minutes when wrapped in foil and immersed in hot charcoals. Microwave a potato on high for 10 to 15 minutes.
Food coloring does not expire, nor does it lose its coloring power. Food coloring should be kept well-sealed to prevent contamination from dust or other particles.
Sesame seeds come from the Sesamum Indicum plant, which is a native of Africa. The seeds are used to make sesame oil and spices, and are also used as a flavoring on bread.
All forms of mold are a type of fungus. Mold draws all of its nutrients directly from other plants, animals and food. Bread mold typically appears as a green or black fuzz growing on the surface.
Congolese food includes the cuisines of a number of different ethnic and tribal groups that all reside in the area, so it varies widely. Staple crops of the region include rice, taro, sweet potatoes, nuts and tomatoes. These are supplemented by wild foods, such as honey, fruits and mushrooms, and by meat that is acquired by hunting and from herd animals.
Good substitutes for cornmeal are polenta, corn grits or maize meal. For example, if a recipe requires a cup of stone ground cornmeal, then a cup of one of the suitable substitutes can be used.
In general, salt is harvested in one of three ways: shaft-mining, solution-mining and evaporation, according to Maldon Salt. The oceans provide much of the world's salt, especially since most natural deposits of salt are from dried-up oceans.
The number of teaspoons in 1 pound of a substance is the reciprocal of the substance's density in pounds per teaspoon. Because teaspoons are a measurement of volume and pounds are a measurement of mass, the number of teaspoons in a pound depends on the density of the substance in question.
A quarter-pound of butter is equal to a half-cup in U.S. measurements. In the British Imperial system of measurements, this is 0.42 cup or 118.29 milliliters. In the U.S., a quarter-pound of butter is packaged and sold as a stick.
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.
There are approximately 2 1/2 cups of brown sugar in 1 pound. The exact amount of cups is dependent upon how packed the brown sugar is when measuring.
There are 48 ounces in 6 cups according to the U.S. system of measurement. In the British imperial system of measurement, there are 60 ounces in 6 cups. The imperial cup is not often used as a form of measurement, but it is equal to half an imperial pint.
A 1-pound package of brown sugar contains 2.5 cups. A 2-pound bag contains 4 cups, and a 4-pound bag contains 8 cups. Most sugar manufactures base cup measurements on firmly packed brown sugar.