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Posts tagged preservative

February 8, 2013

 

red wine in a glass with a blue background

What Are Sulfites?

You've just opened a bottle of wine for dinner. On the label, you see these words: Contains Sulfites. What are sulfites? And what are they doing in your wine?

December 29, 2008

 

Honey bees on bee hive

The Oldest Sweetener, the Freshest Bread

Today honey is mostly used for its distinctive flavor, but for baking it has another advantage as well: baked goods made with honey take longer to get stale.

December 26, 2008

 

Dripping honey

Honey: Food for Yeast or a Natural Preservative

The high concentration of sugar in honey forces the water out of any yeast or bacteria cells that could otherwise contaminate the food.

December 7, 2005

 

a loaf of moldy bread

Making Food Last Longer

There are several things you can do to waylay bacteria, yeasts, and molds.

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