February 2013 Blog Posts (11)

Frequently Asked Questions : Looking for PhD or PG in Foreign Universities

*** The view shared in this form of questionnaire is from a brilliant food professional who is pursuing PhD in Ireland…

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Added by Sanjeev Sharma on February 28, 2013 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

HINDUISM AND NATURE

Nature and Hinduism are so entwined that it is quite impossible to think about one without the other. The need for an ecological balance is stressed in the Vedas and Upanishads and this message is repeated in the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Gita, Puranas and in the messages of Hindu saints. Mother Nature is worshipped in Hindu religion. But for majority of Hindus, worship is confined to temples and homes and thus they are equal contributors in…

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Added by Anusha Ramani on February 27, 2013 at 7:32pm — No Comments

TASTES

Nonvolatile or taste compounds are water soluble; these can cause salty, sour or acid, bitter, sweet, umami and hot or cold sensations.

Salty taste is caused by inorganic salts such as sodium or potassium chloride together with monosodium glutamate and monosodium aspartate.

 Sweetness is produced by sugars (glucose, fructose, ribose) and some L-aminoacids such as glycine, alanine, serine, threonine, lysine cystiene, asparagine, methionine,glutamine,…

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Added by Anusha Ramani on February 26, 2013 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Kurkure Contains Plastic- The worst rumour ever!

By:- Prashant Sahni 

Every-time when I am about to relish Kurkure, someone come and refrain me from eating it and now…

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Added by Prashant Sahni on February 25, 2013 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Do you know that the codes on fruits you find in supermarkets can be deciphered?

 

- 5 digit code starting with a 9 means it is organic (no pesticides or no genetic modification)

- 5 digit code starting with an 8 means it is genetically modified

- 4 digit code means means it is conventionally grown and contains pesticide…

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Added by Anusha Ramani on February 25, 2013 at 10:15pm — 3 Comments

Diet-Soda Mixers Can Lead to Quicker Intoxication

Diet mixers can make you more drunk than higher-calorie options.

A new study, to be published in a forthcoming issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, found that using diet soda as a mixer can dramatically increase breath-alcohol content (BAC) without increasing your awareness of being impaired.

The study, which compared Smirnoff Red Label plus Squirt (a lemon-lime soda with no…

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Added by Anusha Ramani on February 25, 2013 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Cranberry compounds show potential for blood sugar management strategies

Tannin compounds from cranberries and pomegranate may slow the digestion of starch and offer specific dietary approaches to control blood sugar levels, suggests a new study.

Extracts from Cranberry in particular showed significant inhibition of starch digesting enzymes alpha-amylase and gluco-amylase. Journal of Agriculture…

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Added by Anusha Ramani on February 25, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Nutraceuticals : A basic overview

Word “Nutraceutical” is a amalgamation of two words “Nutrition” and “Pharmaceutical”. So, a neutraceutical is a dietary ingredient that may have health attributes over and above its normal nutritional value. It can be present in a plant part…

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Added by Sanjeev Sharma on February 15, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Pseudocereals

What are Pseudocereals??

Pseudocereals are the broad leaf plants (non grasses) that are used in the same way as cereals. the typical examples include buckwheat, amaranth and quinoa. In botanical terms, buckwheat, amaranth and quinoa are not true cereals; they are dicotyledonous plants as opposed to most cereals that are monocotyledonous. They are referred as Pseudocereals as their seeds resemble in function and composition to…

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Added by Poorva on February 9, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Antioxidants- ORAC measurement

The term "antioxidant" refers mainly to non-nutrient compounds in foods, such as polyphenols, which have antioxidant capacity in vitro and so provide an artificial index of antioxidant strength – the ORAC measurement (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)

The United States Department of Agriculture, previously a publisher of ORAC data, withdrew its web…

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Added by Jessi Moza on February 1, 2013 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Use of Lime in Food Industry

It has been observed that lime is being used excessively in Food Industry. Usually For making vegetables crisp and give a firm texture.Old pickle recipes may include lime or alum as an ingredient for the purpose of making pickles crisp. The addition of these ingredients is no longer recommended. Soaking cucumbers in ice water for four to five hours prior to pickling is a safer method for making crisp pickles.

There are safety issues in using lime. If you choose to use lime, purchase…

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Added by Jessi Moza on February 1, 2013 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

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