Sodium Benzoate – Extends Shelf Life, Shortens Yours

Sodium Benzoate – Extends Shelf Life, Shortens Yours

Sodium Benzoate (E211) is a preservative used to prevent food from molding. This sounds like a good food safety measure, what with the long shelf life many groceries are expected to display. Pickles, salad dressings, fruit juices, and soft drinks … Continue reading

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Prepare These Pickles Today to Upgrade Your Fourth of July BBQ to Heavenly

Prepare These Pickles Today to Upgrade Your Fourth of July BBQ to Heavenly

Warning: After making these pickles, you’ll never want to go back to the store bought stuff. Fourth of July is coming up, and many of us will be celebrating not too far from a hot dog or burger. A nice … Continue reading

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Are You the 1 in 10 that Consumes Sodium Moderately?

Are You the 1 in 10 that Consumes Sodium Moderately?

Shocking or not, 90% of Americans consume sodium in amounts that are above their healthy daily limit. These finding were published earlier this week in the Center for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Salt has become some … Continue reading

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A Dozen Things to Know About the Dubious Food Coloring Called Yellow #5

A Dozen Things to Know About the Dubious Food Coloring Called Yellow #5

1. It has many names – Tartrazine, E102 , FD&C Yellow 5, C.I. 19140, or just plain Yellow 5. 2. Yellow #5 is a synthetic, water soluble, lemon yellow dye used as a food coloring. 3. A partial list of … Continue reading

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