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16 foods you’re probably slicing, peeling, and cutting all wrong

Insider asked chefs to explain the proper way to cut, peel, and slice a number of fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, and cheeses. They advised avoiding dull knives, especially when slicing eggplant and bread. Hard cheeses should be cut into shards not cubes, and soft cheese should never have its “nose” […]
16 foods you’re probably slicing, peeling, and cutting all wrong
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11 common mistakes that are ruining your salad greens

Salad greens, like lettuce and kale, can easily go bad if you don’t properly care for them. You should avoid buying any bunches or packages that contain leaves that are turning yellow or beginning to wilt, as they won’t taste as fresh. It’s important to wash and completely dry your […]
11 common mistakes that are ruining your salad greens
Tech

Fairway Market is so good that I don’t go to Whole Foods anymore

In a shocking twist, New York City has the best regional grocery store: Fairway Market. Whether you prioritise prices, selection, or customer service, Fairway Market is the best choice. I visited the Red Hook, Brooklyn, location on Wednesday afternoon for a look at why Fairway is the best regional grocery […]
Fairway Market is so good that I don’t go to Whole Foods anymore
Tech

Steve Jobs had an extreme diet that included fasting for days and eating the same vegetables over and over again — here’s what Apple’s visionary cofounder liked to eat

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs had some peculiar eating habits. From an early age, Jobs would only eat fruits and vegetables, and fasted for several days at a time. When Jobs discovered he had pancreatic cancer, he went against doctors’ wishes and tried healing himself by pursuing an extreme vegetarian diet. […]
Steve Jobs had an extreme diet that included fasting for days and eating the same vegetables over and over again — here’s what Apple’s visionary cofounder liked to eat
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Kraft is selling ‘Salad Frosting’ — ranch dressing in a pouch — that’s meant to trick kids into eating more healthily, but it’s not all that good for you

Kraft says it wants to help parents convince their kids to eat more vegetables with its new “Salad Frosting,” which packages Kraft’s Classic Ranch Dressing in a colourful frosting tube. Parents can enter to win a free sample by tweeting the best lies they have told their kids, with #LieLikeAParent […]
Kraft is selling ‘Salad Frosting’ — ranch dressing in a pouch — that’s meant to trick kids into eating more healthily, but it’s not all that good for you
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Reasons to eat more vegetables, even if you don’t want to

There’s a long list of reasons to add more vegetables into your diet. While some might be obvious – like helping you to lose weight – others, like the emotional aspects, aren’t as intuitive. Here is why, according to health and wellness experts, you should load your plate with vegetables, […]
Reasons to eat more vegetables, even if you don’t want to
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Starting your day with a smoothie might not be as healthy as you think

Smoothies have all the sugar and calories without all the fibre of whole fruits. Fibre helps with satiety, which is important for weight management as well as the prevention of some chronic diseases. If a smoothie is the only way you’re going to get fruits and vegetables into your diet, […]
Starting your day with a smoothie might not be as healthy as you think
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Scientists have developed a specific diet that could ‘transform’ the planet and save 11.6 million lives a year, and it involves less red meat and more vegetables

Scientists from 16 countries have revealed a diet that they say could save the planet and prevent 11.6 million people from dying prematurely every year. We should double our consumption of vegetables, nuts, fruits, and legumes, and eat half the amount of meat and sugar, according to the report. A […]
Scientists have developed a specific diet that could ‘transform’ the planet and save 11.6 million lives a year, and it involves less red meat and more vegetables
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10 ‘fruits’ that are technically vegetables — and vice versa

How produce is categorized changes between botanists and consumers. Fruit and vegetables can often be mislabeled. INSIDER found out which produce we call fruit are really vegetables, and which vegetables are really fruit. How produce is categorized differs between botanists and consumers, which is why some common fruits and vegetables […]
10 ‘fruits’ that are technically vegetables — and vice versa
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7 vegetables that you should cook instead of eating raw

When you eat your veggies – which, you know, you should be doing two to three times a day, according to Choose My Plate – you may be of the belief that, in order to gain all the benefits they have to offer, you must eat them raw. This isn’t […]
7 vegetables that you should cook instead of eating raw
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The fascinating origins of 14 popular vegetables

Most ancient vegetables would be virtually unrecognizable today. Corn’s great-great-grandparent was a type of grass that looks nothing like the giant golden cobs we immediately picture whenever we see that word. Eggplants looked a lot like, well, eggs. We rounded up the fascinating history behind these vegetables and more. Ancient […]
The fascinating origins of 14 popular vegetables
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14 vegetables that are actually fruits

Think you can tell a fruit from a vegetable? Think again. In the world of food, there are many plants most people consider vegetables that are actually fruits, botanically speaking. The most famous example is probably the tomato. Its status as a fruit or a vegetable was so contentious that […]
14 vegetables that are actually fruits
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PHOTO: Watch out for redback spiders in your veggies

This Queensland woman found a redback spider in a piece of broccoli she bought from a Woolworths supermarket. Dee Nott from the Gold Coast posted this picture to the Woolworths Facebook page over the weekend. [facebook url=”https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=620340214789457&set=o.147632815308858&type=3″] “Hi team Woolworths. I just had a nasty surprise – a live redback […]
PHOTO: Watch out for redback spiders in your veggies
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The Supreme Court Says The Tomato Is A Vegetable — Not A Fruit

Though technically fruit, tomatoes fall under the category of “vegetable,” according to the Supreme Court. The high court issued this 1893 tomato ruling in a case brought by members of the Nix family against Edward Hedden, collector at the Port of New York, to recover the fees they spent transporting […]
The Supreme Court Says The Tomato Is A Vegetable  —  Not A Fruit
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12 Indulgent Foods That Are Actually Vegan

World Vegan Day is Nov. 1, celebrating the founding of The Vegan Societyin November 1944. Although the number of vegan Americans has grown over the years, it’s still a small group, representing just 2% of the adult population, according to a 2012 Gallup study. We can understand why. In terms […]
12 Indulgent Foods That Are Actually Vegan
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‘Baby’ Carrots Are Just Cut Up Normal-Sized Carrots

Shocking news of the day: Baby carrots aren’t actually baby-sized carrots. They are cut into the cute two-inch carrots by a machine. According to 100 days of real food, the waste from this process (at least that created by CalOrganic varieties) is used as shredded carrots or as “mash” that […]
‘Baby’ Carrots Are Just Cut Up Normal-Sized Carrots