Chewing gum contains gum base, sweeteners, flavorings, colorings, preservatives and softeners. The original gum base was chicle, the latex sap of the sapodilla tree, which is native to Central America. Modern gum is made with a synthetic gum base.Know More
The synthetic gum base is made of food-grade polymers, for example, polyethylene and polyvinyl acetate, and these are what give gum its elastic properties. The sweeteners may be either natural or artificial, such as aspartame. Chewing gum with artificial sweeteners is generally known as sugarless gum.
The human body does not digest either natural or synthetic gum base. If gum is swallowed, it is generally excreted whole.Learn more about Desserts
Shepherd's pie is made by combining browned ground beef, vegetables and sauce into a baking dish and topping it with mashed potatoes. The shepherd's pie is baked in a 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and the filling is bubbling.Full Answer >
Non-dairy whipped topping can be made by whipping coconut cream with a bit of sugar and vanilla extract. Coconut cream sets up like heavy whipping cream to form a whipped topping.Full Answer >
Ice cream is made by combining milk-based dairy ingredients with sweeteners, flavorings and stabilizers, and then pasteurizing the mixture. Once pasteurized, it goes into a machine to be simultaneously agitated and frozen. Solid mix-ins, such as candy pieces or nuts, are added once the ice cream reaches a semi-frozen state.Full Answer >
Betty Crocker's angel food dump cake is made by mixing together 1 box of white angel food cake mix with 1 20-ounce can of undrained, crushed pineapple. Pour the mixture into a tube pan sprayed with baking spray, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes.Full Answer >