Photo of carrots on chopping block illustrates blog: "Why Are Carrots Orange?"

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…

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Turkey vs Chicken: Which One Is Best?

Today we tackle a classic culinary question: Turkey or chicken? In this post, we outline the differences between these two types of meat and their nutrient profiles.  Nutrient Profile of Turkey When it comes to deciding between turkey and chicken, many factors come into play. However, let’s begin by taking a quick look at the…

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How Are Carnitas Made?

Carnitas is a Mexican pork dish so delicious that Mexicans reserve it for Sundays or special occasions such as weddings or local festivities. In this post, we discuss the history of carnitas and explain how carnitas are made.  When Were Carnitas Invented? As is often the case with popular dishes, sketching out a history of…

Photo of artichokes on cutting board illustrates blog: "When Are Artichokes in Season?"

When Are Artichokes in Season?

It’s no secret that fresh food is the best food, and artichokes are no exception to this simple truth. With that in mind, in this article, we explain when artichokes are in season, along with other interesting facts about artichokes. When Are Artichokes in Season? Artichokes are large perennial plants native to the western and…