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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Food

Love to bake, cook, or eat food? A Moment of Science brings you some of our best food related articles.

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Blood orange slices are a good source of antioxidants.

A Moment of Science loves to cook (and eat!) Over the years we have written some awesome articles about the science of food. Here’s a list of our top 10 favorite food articles:

1. An Amazing Homemade Meal

Yum, something smells good! It must be Mom’s homemade apple pie. Why does homemade food taste so much better compared to store-bought food? Read More: Why Do We Love The Taste Of “Mom’s Cooking?”

2. Do I Have A Food Allergy Or Intolerance?

A study several years ago showed that twenty-five percent of adults believe they have food allergies. According to doctors, the number of adults who actually have food allergies is more like one or two percent. Read More: What Is The Difference Between Food Intolerance And Food Allergy?

3. Chocolate Is Going To Get Expensive!

Chocolate is made up of cocoa and the price of cocoa has been going up in international markets. Dark chocolate, which uses more cocoa, has, in particular, affected this increase. Read More: Chocolate May Soon Be Out Of Your Price Range

4. Growing The Perfect Apple

The Japanese technique of apple growing is the perfect combination of science and art. The ingredients for perfect Japanese apples are these three things: a careful eye, hard-working hands and plenty of patience. Read More: How To Grow The Perfect Apples

5. From Outside To Inside: Why Fruit Goes In The Fridge

Everyone knows you should put berries in the refrigerator, but how do cooler temperatures keep most fruits from spoiling rapidly? Read More: Why We Refrigerate Fruits and Vegetables

6. Yum Ice Cream, Ouch Brain Freeze

A few seconds after eating very cold liquid or food, one in three people experience that sharp ache in the forehead and temples. But, why? Read More: Putting the Freeze on Brain Freeze

7. Is It Safe To Eat Food From A Can?

Studies show that canned foods may contain harmful chemicals. Taking a closer look at what really gets into our food will help make a healthier and safer diet for everyone. Read More: Do Canned Goods Have Health Risks?

8. Blueberries: The Memory Fruit!

You’ve been told time and time again that blueberries are good for you. But, did you know that blueberries can help your memory? Blueberry juice drinkers performed significantly better on memory tests, including word association and list learning. Read More: Blueberries Boost Memory

9. Can You Refreeze Meat?

On the way home from the grocery, you get delayed so much that the frozen meat you’ve bought thaws out. The question for this Moment of Science is should you refreeze it? Read More: Is It Safe To Refreeze Meat? Why Or Why Not?

10. Why Do Veggies Change Color?

Have you ever wondered why steamed vegetables turn an even brighter green initially, but then will turn this dull green if you cook them too long? Read More: Color Changing Veggies

Margaret Aprison

Margaret is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Telecommunications and a minor in Psychology. The daughter of two scientists, Margaret has been surrounded by the subject her entire life. She enjoys social media, writing, television, and, of course, science!

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  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    The answer to why homemade meals taste better than store bought ones is easy. It's because homemade meals have that special ingredient that they don't put into their food in restaurants…love.

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