Tag: food

What’s the Best Way to Wash Microbes Off Your Produce?

Friday, June 6th, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Note: This post is part of an ongoing series in which we try to answer questions about the science behind food – from farm to fork. If you have a food-related question, please let me know at matt_shipman@ncsu.edu. Short version: You can use water to wash off your fruits and veggies – but it may

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The Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 | Tags: ,

Note: This post is part of an ongoing series in which we try to answer questions about the science behind food – from farm to fork. If you have a food-related question, please let me know at matt_shipman@ncsu.edu. What’s the difference between baking soda and baking powder? Short answer: acid. But it can make a

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How Can I Wash All the Pesticides Off My Food?

Friday, May 16th, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Note: This post is part of an ongoing series in which we try to answer questions about the science behind food – from farm to fork. If you have a food-related question, please let me know at matt_shipman@ncsu.edu. What is the best way to wash all the pesticides off your food? The bad news: you

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Why Parents Are Told To Give Babies Unseasoned Food – One Type of Food at a Time

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Note: This post is part of an ongoing series in which we try to answer questions about the science behind food – from farm to fork. If you have a food-related question, please let me know at matt_shipman@ncsu.edu. Why is the conventional wisdom in the West to start babies out on bland, unseasoned, single foods,

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What We Know (and Don’t Know) about Vitamins, Diet and Health

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Here’s the short version: your kid probably doesn’t need a daily vitamin, and there is no magic ingredient in food that will keep you healthy. When I told folks that I was going to start writing a series of posts that addressed scientific questions about food, I was inundated with questions people wanted me to

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