Foods to check out ∞
Quinoa is a non-grass-grain pseudocereal closely related to beets, spinach and tumbleweeds. Pronnounced KEEN-wah
- an unusually complete protein source among plant foods
- phosphorus, magnesium, iron
- easy to digest
- light and fluffy, like white rice or couscous, mild slightly nutty flavour.
- Quinoa can serve as a high-protein breakfast food mixed with honey, almonds, or berries
- Quinoa flour can be used in wheat-based and gluten-free baking.
- Quinoa may be germinated in its raw form to boost its nutritional value.
- 2-4 hours of sprouting is all that's needed for germination benefits. This also softens it, making it suitable for salads and other cold foods.
Ingredients and Additives ∞
- Oat bran is the outer casing of the oat.
Ascorbyl palmitate, aka "vitamin C ester".
- a fat-soluble form of vitamin C
- an antioxidant food additive
- Oral supplements of ascorbyl palmitate are less effective, due to the substance breaking down again into ascorbic acid (a sugar acid) and palmitic acid (a saturated fatty acid) before being digested.
- For potato chips this is likely a preservative or possibly a filler. I haven't found a definite source for it yet. Perhaps it's there to balance the acidity of ascorbyl palmitate (which becomes ascorbic acid and palmitic acid).
- a weak basic
- Used in the food industry for processing water for alcoholic beverages, soft drinks. ("processing"?)
- Used to fortify fruit drinks such as Tropicana Calcium + Vitamin D orange juice. ("fortify"?)
- Used in the separation of sugar from sugar cane in the sugar industry
- Used in home food preservation in the making of pickles.
- In Native American and Mesoamerican cooking, calcium hydroxide is called "cal". Corn cooked with cal becomes nixtamal which significantly increases the bioavailability of niacin, and is also considered tastier and easier to digest.
- A strong antimicrobial effect and is a bone-regeneration stimulant. Used during root canals.
Needs more research:
- http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/oatfiber4lb.aspx - A more concentrated form of oat bran"
- There's a "soluble oat fiber", meaning there is insoluble oat fiber.
- There is a suggestion that the benefits may be damaged by processing. Perhaps also by preparation.
whole cracked flax ("cracked"?)
- I think "cracked" just means shelled. If correct, then it's a filler word. May be an alternate word for "ground".
- milk ingredients ("ingredients"?)
- modified milk ingredients ("modified"?)
- hydrogenated vegetable oil ("hydrogenated"?)
- only one form of ascorbic acid is "vitamin c" !! Learn more.
- Produced (alongside Palmitic Acid) by eating Ascorbyl Palmitate.
- Modified corn starch
Hydrolyzed corn gluten
- Hydrolysis? TODO
- Wheat gluten (food)
- Soy protein
- Acetic acid
- Calcium chloride
- Soy lecithin
- Enriched flour
- Soybean oil
- Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
- Guar gum
- A saturated fatty acid
- Produced (alongside Ascorbic Acid) by eating Ascorbyl Palmitate.
- Fatty acid
- Drying (food)
Long-duration freezing must be -18°C or colder.
- Canadian Government: Healthy Canadians
- Safe food handling and preparation. A portal to other government resources.
- Has various "how to" topics.
- For things like crop information.
- Only eat foods produced within 100 miles.
- The Hour : Barbara Kingsolver
- She lived for a year like this.
this is a jumping-point to all sorts of topics