The difference between brown rice and white rice is that brown rice retains its natural components of bran, fiber and germ, while these components have been milled away in white rice. Bran, fiber and germ contain many of rice's nutrients and essential oils.
An unopened bottle of nonvintage champagne stays good for three to four years. A bottle of unopened vintage champagne stays good for more than 20 years.
Buttermilk tastes creamy and tangy; it is similar in taste to plain yogurt. If it tastes bitter, then it is spoiled. Buttermilk is a cultured dairy product that provides a level acidity to recipes that call for it.
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.
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 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.
Membrane fractionation is the process by which lactose is removed from milk; the lactose is isolated within the milk and is then mechanically separated from the other properties of the milk. This process allows people who are not able to tolerate lactose to enjoy milk and the benefits that it provides.
A cookie press is useful for making shaped cookies. There are a variety of discs and accessories you can use to customize the results.
Simmering a dish on a stovetop generally requires the burner to be set at the lowest setting. A simmer is just below a boil at approximately 185 degrees Fahrenheit and is identifiable by bubbles slowly reaching the surface of the liquid.
The standard loaf of sandwich bread contains approximately 20 to 24 slices of bread, including the end pieces (often referred to as the “heels”). Loaves of specialty breads, such as Texas toast, sourdough and multi-grain, contain approximately 16 to 18 slices. Loaves of thin-sliced bread contain approximately 26 slices.
Baked chicken wings take from 30 to 45 minutes to cook. While the wings are typically cooked through at 30 minutes, when baked for a longer period, they develop a crunchy, crisp exterior. Chicken wings may be baked at a variety of temperatures ranging from 350 to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
To make pink food coloring, start with beets and extract the juice from them. Use a small amount of beet juice as food coloring.
Chicken parts take anywhere from 8 to 17 minutes to cook properly in a deep fryer with a consistent cooking temperature of between 350 and 365 degrees Fahrenheit. Whole chickens are deep-fried for 4 to 5 minutes per pound at temperatures between 325 and 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Hydrogenated vegetable oil is oil from a plant source which has been processed to have more hydrogen than is naturally present. This changes the properties of the fat and makes the oil solid at room temperature. It also lends the oil a longer shelf life.
Butter is a soft yellow or white emulsion of butterfat, water and air that is churned from milk or cream. It is processed for use in cooking and as a food.
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.
Processed oats may contain oat bran, or the bran can be removed and prepared separately. The cereal grain known as oat is the source of edible oats and oat bran.
Yogurt can be eaten past the expiration date. An unopened container of regular plain yogurt can last two to three weeks past the expiration date. But once opened, the yogurt is only good for one week past the expiration date.
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.
One pound of pitted cherries equals approximately 80 cherries, and there are between 2 and 2 1/2 cups per pound. Therefore, using equivalent measurements, 1 cup contains approximately 32-40 cherries.
In Ireland, the standard size of a flagon is 2 liters, but in most other places a flagon is not of any particular size. "Flagon" simply refers to a large leather, metal, glass or ceramic bottle or container used for holding liquids, especially wines and liquors.
Depending on the pasta's shape, usually 4 cups of dry pasta is equal to 1 pound of pasta. Because 1 cup of dry pasta equals about 2 cups of cooked noodles, 1 pound of dry pasta yields 8 cups cooked.
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 clove of garlic yields about half a teaspoon of minced garlic. As a head of garlic contains an average of 10 cloves, a whole head of garlic yields about 5 teaspoons of minced garlic.
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.