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Preserving Perishable Foods
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Preserving Perishable Foods

As discussed in our previous post, perishable food items can easily get spoiled or decayed due to chemical or microbial actions. So, it is very important to avoid perishable foods from getting spoiled making it unpleasant and unhealthy for consumption. Perishable foods can be avoided from getting spoiled in several manners. Foods such as dairy products and meats should be kept refrigerated. This will check the growth of microbes in the foods. Preserving perishable foods becomes a challenge if the perishable food products aren’t handled and stored properly under safe and hygienic conditions. As most of the food products can easily come in contact with the microbes, thus it is very important to preserve the food items to make them stay fresh for longer time. Methods of Preserving Perish...
Perishable Food Items
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Perishable Food Items

Food is among the basic needs of life. We all have studied how the man started to cook food.  We all know the history of evolution and developmental phases of human life, and how food and fire played the role. Let’s not go in to too deep and stick to our main subject. Storing and packaging food is really an important step which everyone should take to save and preserve the food for a long time. There are some food items which can easily get spoiled or contaminated within some time while some food items live long. So according to this, there are several ways to preserve and store them. Perishable food items need more attention and care as compared to non-perishable food items.  As perishable food items can easily get spoiled, these items either should be consumed or should be preserved and ...
Magnesium Rich Food
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Magnesium Rich Food

Magnesium is a mineral which is very important for the regular functioning of our body. If we don’t take magnesium on a regular basis, our body may fail to produce enough energy leading to poor body function. It may also lead to music contraction and the body will fail to adjust the cholesterol level which is produced and released into our bloodstream. This mineral is required for the body to maintain a healthy immune system and nerve and muscle function. It further helps maintaining regular heath rhythm and aids building strong bones.  A healthy diet containing magnesium rich food is very important. Magnesium can be available in several states bounded with different atoms. Chemically Magnesium is found as Mg2+ ion and is an essential element in the biological system. A main element of AT...
List  of Food Adulterants
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List of Food Adulterants

Below is the List of Food Adulterants and their effects on our health: Sr. No Adulterants Foods Commonly Used Diseases or Health Effects Adulterants in Food 1. Argemone Seeds Argemone Oil Mustard Seeds Edible Oils and Fats Epidemic Dropsy Glaucoma Cardiac arrest 2. Artificially coloured foreign seeds As a substitute for cumin seed, Poppy seed, black pepper Injurious to health 3. Foreign leaves or exhausted tea leaves, saw dust artificially coloured Tea Injurious to health, cancer 4. TCP Oils Paralysis 5. Rancid Oil Oils Destroys Vitamin A and E 6. Sand, marble chips, stones, filth Food grains, pulses etc. Damage digestive tract 7. Lathyrus Sativus Khesari dal alone or mixed in other pulses Lathyris...
Food Adulteration
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Food Adulteration

Beware of What You Eat… A Look at Food Adulteration Food we eat should be free from any contamination and should be less chemical. The more chemically synthesized food we consume, the more food we consume full of Food Adulteration, the more we are likely to fall sick and in rare cases, it can be very risky. So, better we not risk our life and should be aware of the food we eat. These days, the food we consume is mostly packed and chemically synthesised. In this case, the safety concern becomes a major question. No matter the food is costly or cheap, the quality shouldn’t be compromised in any situation, after all it’s about your health, and it’s about your life. What is Food Adulteration? According to encyclopedia.com, adulteration of food is defined as, “Adulteration is a legal te...
History of Food Trucks
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History of Food Trucks

From food carts to mobile food vehicles, food trucks have gone through several modifications before it could come to today’s version. Since its origin, the shape and size have been changed, but there is still one thing common, food trucks offer the easiest and quickest way of food. Years back, when it was started as a food wagon, no one would have thought that someday it would become a part of the food mainstream. At the present time, food trucks are one of the most fashionable way to have lunch and eat sitting in the open where the food truck owner would set the chairs and tables. It started years back around in the 17th century, when the food was sold on the pushcarts and kiosks.  Food trucks are said to be started in the USA. Let us explore the history of food trucks. Image Source ...
Food Trucks: A New Way of Food Serving
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Food Trucks: A New Way of Food Serving

Have you ever noticed a food truck near your home, or outside the community park? Food trucks have become a part of our daily life and are more fashionable way of enjoying quick food. Things You Need to Know about Food Trucks Life is changing day by day. New technology is making things more comfortable and easier as they were before. When we talk about food in this high tech age, we all of sudden remind of lavish restaurants, luxurious cafes and lot other places like this. But what if the food is served in a vehicle? The idea is good and is not new as well. We are talking about the food trucks. Yes the food served in a truck. From food carts, to kiosks and now the food trucks, the modification and development in the way food is served is really innovative and has impressed the masses...
The Nutritional Value of Parle – G
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The Nutritional Value of Parle – G

For over years, soft faces turned hard muscular but Parle-G remained the same. The only change which I noticed was with the packaging. Earlier it used to be paper iconic white and yellow wax paper wrapper but later no it started to come in hard polythene packaging. It is the largest selling brand in the world as per the 2011 report of Nielson. Primarily, consumed as a tea time snack, till 1980s it was known as 'Parle Gluco'. G stands for Glucose which later became famous as G for Genius slogan. And today we are going to talk about the Nutritional Value of Parle – G. I found this packet totally different from what it was. A new packaging with different new design. The most amazing thing is that there are hundreds of biscuit brands available in the market but as a child we (specially 90s kid...
The History of Pepsi – Cola
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The History of Pepsi – Cola

History of Pepsi - It is really astonishing to know how a single cold drink has become so famous and one of the largest selling brand of the world. This is the result of continuous efforts and story of struggle. Pepsi – Cola, being one of the most oldest cold drink brand, is widely celebrated and consumed all over the world on every occasion and on daily routine. FoodRavel takes you to the journey on the history of Pepsi – Cola.  Let’s go through the chronological adventure of the history of Pepsi – Cola. The theme line of Pepsi is “Exhilarating, Invigorating, Aids Digestion History of Pepsi - A Chronology of Evolution of Pepsi Read the history of Pepsi which has been written chronologically. 1893: Started by a young pharmacist, Caleb Dradham from New Bern, North Carolina, USA, at hi...