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What Is Yellow Rice?

You have probably heard about white rice, brown rice, and black rice. But what about yellow rice? In today’s post, we take a closer look at the history behind this staple of many cuisines around the world.  What Is Yellow Rice? As you might have guessed, yellow rice is well… yellow. However, there’s an important…

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Is Garlic Good for Your Heart?

Garlic can do wonders for your pasta or bread. But what about its health benefits? For example, Is garlic good for your heart? Keep reading to learn some interesting, science-backed facts about garlic. Is Garlic Good for Your Heart? Humans have been using garlic for thousands of years, and for good reason. In addition to…

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How To Tell If a Pineapple Is Ripe?

Juicy, fresh, and always enticing, pineapples are one of the world’s favorite fruits. But do you know how to tell if a pineapple is ripe? Keep reading to learn this and other interesting facts about pineapples.  How To Tell If a Pineapple Is Ripe? While pineapple hails from tropical and subtropical America, this fruit is…

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Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

Not even the most hardened food lovers can avoid shedding a tear when they chop onions. But why does this happen? In this post, we explain why onions make you cry, along with other interesting facts about onions.  Why Do Onions Make You Cry? In a way, onions make us cry to discourage us from…

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Why Are Carrots Orange?

With food, there’s always more than meets the eye. Seemingly simple questions such as “Why are carrots orange” can reveal interesting facts about nutrition and health. Keep reading to learn more. Why Are Carrots Orange? Roses are red, violets are blue, and carrots are orange. Well, that’s not the traditional version of the poem. But…

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Can Furikake Go Bad?

In a previous post, we talked about the history of furikake, a popular dry Japanese condiment. But can furikake go bad? Keep reading to discover the answer.  What Is Furikake? Simply put, furikake is dry seasoning that the Japanese love to sprinkle over foods like rice, fish, or vegetables. While the ingredients of furikake may…

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Can Potatoes Go Bad?

Throughout history, potatoes have been shown to be remarkably resilient and versatile. But can potatoes go bad? And if they do, how to tell? Keep reading to discover the answers.  Can Potatoes Go Bad? Potatoes are one of the world’s most famous vegetables, and for good reason: There are many ways to prepare them and…