Know : Finding Adulterated Tea

Tea is normally adulterated using re-colored used tea, waste (leftover leaves after straining the tea) is collected from tea stalls, dried in the sun, mixed with colours (water soluble coal tar dyes) and some amount of genuine tea to give it the flavour and this mixture is sold as loose tea There is a simple…

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…

Know : Genetically Modified Foods : 20 Questions : WHO’s Answers

Must Know: Find the answers to these 20 questions on Genetically Modified Foods by the World Health Organization, (below the video) 1. What are genetically modified (GM) organisms and GM foods? 2. Why are GM foods produced? 3. Are GM foods assessed differently from traditional foods? 4. How are the potential risks to human health…

Story : 55 Fiction : Cartoons Never Die

He was cheering Jerry to escape the chasing Tom, glued his eyes. His sister wasn’t fighting over the TV remote. She remained silent, so did the others. He smiled for one last time. Tears filled their eyes. HIV was not his fault. The doctor answered “Yes” to the question he asked once “Cartoons never die?” – Din…

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…

Story: The Rabbit Secret

“There is the Rabbit, Stay still! Aim… 3… 2… 1… Fire” Boom! “Where are the bullets?, You idiot!” he shouted. “Here they are, sorry I forgot” There is no Rabbit. A single action can bring Bad Luck or Good Luck, the same can be an act of Stupidity or Intelligence. Sometimes we are lucky as the…

Know : Fruit Waxing and Safe-Consuming of Waxed Fruits

Fruit waxing is the process of covering fruits (and in some cases vegetables) with the artificial waxing material. Natural wax is removed first, usually by washing. Waxing materials may be either natural or petroleum-based. The primary reasons for waxing are to prevent water loss (making up for the removal in washings of the natural waxes in…

Story : The Best Country in the World

There lived a Sage, who traveled across various countries. He preached the values of life to thousands of people. Years passed and he has become so old and decided to live his last days in a country which is the best among all the countries he visited by them. He called up his disciples to choose…

Know : Bicycle Sharing System and Available Countries

A bicycle sharing system, or bike share scheme, is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a very short term basis. The main purpose is transportation: bike share allows people to depart from point “A” and arrive at point “B” free from the worries of ownership. Bike-share has seen explosive, global growth…

Must read Story : Mineral Water and Roasted Cockroach

Whenever a waiter forces you to go for a bottled water in any restaurant, especially in India, please remember this story.  I was so hungry; lunch time, I entered just another restaurant you can find on a busy street of any Indian cities. I ordered for a typical South Indian Rice meal. Within minutes a plate of meals arrived with small Katoris…

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…

Story : Say ‘No’ to Abortion

A worried woman went to her Doctor and said ‘Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 yr. old and I’m pregnant again. I don’t want kids so close together.’ So the doctor said: ‘Ok, and what do you want me to do?’ She said: ‘I want you to…

Alert! : Plastic Planet

Plastic is everywhere, it’s forever, and it is choking up our planet and the animals who live here. As well as products that use plastic packaging there are also many products that are made from plastics that look like natural materials. Our everyday shopping habits can have a huge impact on the pollution of our environment and…

Inspire : Anything for love

What you do when you come to know that your friend is diagnosed with Breast Cancer? On February 2014, one of Gerdi McKenna’s friends wrote an email requesting a photoshoot for all her friends as she was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months before. When She Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Her Friends Decided To…

Food We Eat : List of Native Fruits of Africa

The Slideshow below has the list of Native Fruits of Africa (42) Ackee African cherry orange African custard-apple African mango African medlar African moringa African peach Aizen Balsam apple Calabash Coco de mer Coffee Deleb palm Desert date Gemsbok cucumber Gingerbread plum Governor’s plum Horned melon Imbe Indian jujube Jackalberry Junglesop Kei apple Marula Mazhanje/Sugar…