Choose the greenest or whitest asparagus, and don’t be tempted by the thinnest. The greener or whiter the asparagus, the more tender it is
Asafoetida is rumoured to be one of the secret ingredients in Worcestershire Sauce
In 1947, Norma Jean (Marilyn Monroe) was crowned the first Queen of the Artichokes in Castroville / California
Artichokes are actually a flower bud. While globe artichokes are the large, unopened flower bud, artichoke hearts are baby artichokes with tender leaves that are picked before the prickly inner ‘choke’ has developed.
Apricots came originally from China and have been around for more than 4,000 years
Apricot means “precious” in Latin, a label earned because it ripens earlier than other Summer fruits
Ham is one of the oldest meats of civilized man. It’s said that the salting and smoking of pork to produce ham is a French invention
Peanuts contain resveratrol, the same compounds found in red wine, that may slow cellular aging and promote heart health
“Peanuts make you fat.” Though peanuts have fat, it is the good mono- and polyunsaturated fat shared with tree nuts. So it won’t make you fat if you watch your portion size. For peanuts 1 ounce (approx. 30 nuts) delivers 166 calories.
There is no such thing as negative calorie foods. There are foods that have very few calories though. An average of about 10%-20% calories are needed to digest food. That means a 10% calorie stalk of celery gives you eight calories even after digestion