Why do we put cut flowers in water? Does it really help?
Applesauce recipes call for sugar, to heighten the sweetness. The recipe is very specific about when to add the sugar--after the apples have cooked. Why?
If you have ever been outside on a hot day or gone for a long run you know that sweat is salty.
Some methods of preserving food are easy to understand, but did you know that sugar helps to preserve food by causing microbes to literally die of thirst?
This process is called osmosis; it dilutes the sugar-water inside the cells. But all the water coming in raises the pressure inside the cells so that eventually, the cell walls burst.