Know : List of Foods’ Storage Periods

  Proper food storage helps maintain food quality by retaining flavor, color, texture and nutrients, while reducing the chance of contracting a food-borne illness. Foods can be classified into three groups. Perishable foods include meat, poultry, fish, milk, eggs and many raw fruits and vegetables. All cooked foods are considered perishable foods. To store these foods... Continue Reading →

Know : Salt – Types, Facts and How much we need?

Common salt is a mineral substance composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of ionic salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite. The main ingredient in salt is sodium, a mineral our body needs to maintain a normal fluid balance.  But too much sodium... Continue Reading →

Food We Eat : List of Edible Seeds (Gallery)

This list of edible seeds includes seeds that are directly foodstuffs, rather than yielding derived products. A variety of species can provide edible seeds. Of the six major plant parts, seeds are the dominant source of human calories and protein.Most edible seeds are angiosperms, but a few are gymnosperms. The most important global seed food source, by weight, is cereals, followed by... Continue Reading →

Know : List of Vitamins, Discovered Year and food sources

Year of discovery Vitamin Food source 1910 Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Rice bran 1913 Vitamin A (Retinol) Cod liver oil 1920 Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) Citrus, most fresh foods 1920 Vitamin D (Calciferol) Cod liver oil 1920 Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Meat, dairy products, eggs 1922 (Vitamin E) (Tocopherol) Wheat germ oil, unrefined vegetable oils 1926 Vitamin B12 (Cobalamins) Liver, eggs, animal products 1929... Continue Reading →

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