Kitchen Facts

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    Buffalo wings have nothing to do with the buffalo animal.

    “Buffalo wings were invented by Frank and Teressa Bellissimo at their Anchor Bar in downtown Buffalo, New York, in 1964,” explains Claude.  “The wings are deep-fried pieces of breaded chicken, then coated in a hot tangy sauce,” he adds.

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    Fresh Ingredients

    When you use top-quality ingredients and the freshest produce, you don’t have to do much to come up with truly delicious food.

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    Preserving Rice

    Putting a little salt and oil in the rice mixture helps prolong its shelf life.

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    Cutting board

    The average kitchen chopping board has around 200% more faecal bacteria on it than the average toilet seat. Hygiene experts advise you to use separate chopping boards for red meat, poultry, fish and vegetables.

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    Wrapping vegetables in newspaper before putting them in the fridge will  keep them fresh for longer.

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    Applying mashed banana over a burn on your body  is said to help draw heat from the steam burn and gives a cooling effect.

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    Did you know Fresh coffee beans can  absorb nasty odors from your hands?

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    A cotton ball soaked in white vinegar and applied to a fresh bruise will reduce the darkness of the bruise and help it disappear sooner.

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    Did you know lemons contain more sugar than strawberries?

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    Puri dough is made little harder than chapathi dough. This prevents puri from retaining more oil when it is deep fried. Also once dough is prepared,  the puri is made immediately.

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    Aloe Vera, if applied to acne and pimples, will show astonishing results overnight. It is also used as an excellent hair conditioner.

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    Did you know Almonds are seeds not nuts and are stuffed with vitamin E . It acts like and antioxident that helps protect skin cells from uv light.

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    Did you know you can speed up the ripening of a pineapple by standing it upside down (on the leafy end).

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    Cinnamon helps control your blood sugar, which influences your risk of heart disease. Researchers found that people with type-2 diabetes who consumed 1 g of cinnamon a day for 6 weeks (about 1/4 teaspoon each day) significantly reduced not only their blood sugar but also their triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol.

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    Studies show that honey works extremely well as a cough suppressant and can help ease and soothe the irritation caused by a cough.

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    People whose diets are rich in potassium,such as banana, oranges, apricots and peaches etc, may be less prone to high blood pressure

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    Studies show that eating a proper breakfast is one of the most positive things you can do if you are trying to lose weight. Breakfast skippers tend to gain weight.

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    Pistachios contain higher amounts of fiber that helps keep the digestive system operating normally and prevents constipation.

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    Freezing green onion in a plastic bottle helps it last longer.

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    Storing potatoes with  apples prevents potatoes from sprouting and also helps the potatoes last longer. According to research, ethlylene gas produced by apples prevents potatoes from sprouting.

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    Storing potatoes with  apples prevents potatoes from sprouting and also helps the potatoes last longer. According to research, ethlylene gas produced by apples prevents potatoes from sprouting.

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    Store tomatoes with stems pointed down and they will stay fresher, longer.

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    Studies show that eating figs (angeer)  provide relief from chronic constipation and gastrointestinal disorders.  The fiber in figs also helps to reduce weight and lower cholesterol.

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    The vitamin C in lemon helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.

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    Prawns are a fairly good source of protein, which help in proper growth and development of the body.

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    Coriander leaves offer great relief from stomach indigestion problems and the like. It also helps reduce feelings of nausea. Studies have shown that it has got strong antioxidant properties and it helps promote healthy liver function.

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    Apples contain antioxidants called flavonoids, which may help lower the chance of developing diabetes and asthma.

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    Fresh vegetable juices are power-packed with nutrition. It delivers all the essential enzymes the body needs, while allowing the body a “break” from digestion. It will also cleanse your digestive system, lungs, liver and uterus.
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    Red Capsicums are considered “fully ripened” or matured. They contain almost eleven times more Vitamin A as well as one and a half times more Vitamin C than green capsicum. They help prevent certain types of cancer and eye diseases.

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    Watermelon is the perfect fruit for summers. The sweet, juicy pink melon fights cancer and is rich in vitamins. Best of all it has zero fat!
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    Yogurt boosts immunity, helps heal infections and increases the absorption of calcium by 30-40%.

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    Eating oily fish can help to reduce the risk of heart disease and improve your chances of survival following a heart attack.

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    Drink fresh, raw carrot juice daily to energize and cleanse the body. It will help to relieve the effects of stress and fatigue, and boost the body after illness.

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    Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and a good source of fiber.
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    Papaya can be used as a food, a cooking aid, and in medicine. It is also a natural digestive aid and can be applied topically in an ointment to treat burns, rashes, and cuts.

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    People who eat at least an ounce of nuts each week, such as cashews, have a 25% lower risk of developing gallstones.

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    The most nutritious way to eat apricot is dried. A good source of fiber, they also contain vitamin A, C and Iron.

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    Having tomoto soup more than two times a week can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 21 to 43 percent

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    Oil applied to daal before it is cooked helps it to cook faster by softening the proteins.

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    Lettuce is the only vegetable or fruit which is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh.

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    Almost 80% of food commercials aired on Saturday morning children shows are for junk food.

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    “Mango” is biologically a close relative of other flowering plants like “cashew” and “pistachio”

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    Chopping vegetables into larger pieces helps maintain nutrients better than finely chopping because less surface area comes in contact with air or water that leech out the nutrients.

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    Air can quickly deteriorate oils’ healthful properties. Leaving an opened bottle of oil for just a few minutes can have a detrimental effect on its antioxidant content.

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    The biggest ice cream sundae in history was made in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1988, and weighed in at over 24 tons.

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    Broccoli has been shown to fight cancer cells in lab tests.

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    Strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges.

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    Biscuit is a word derived from Latin via Middle French and means “twice cooked”.

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    Carrots Used to Be Purple Before the 17th Century

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    Ketchup was originally created as a drug, not a sauce.

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    Did you know the word is from the Old French  disner, meaning “breakfast”

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    Sunflower oil prevents asthma and colon cancer.

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    Coconut water can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma.

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    Onions are an excellent antioxidant, and they contain anti-allergy, antiviral and antihistamine properties.

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    The vitamin E in sunflower oil is a moisturiser and helps cells retain water.

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    Canola oil is among the healthiest of cooking oils. It can significantly reduce your risk of heart disease.

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    Sniffing rosemary may increase alertness and improve memory.