November 9, 2019

Sunflowers

These sun-worshipping perennial beauties are known as Helianthus in the botany community. To laypeople, they’re more commonly known as sunflowers. To go back to the flower’s botanical name, Helios means "sun," and anthos means "flower.” The bright yellow shad...

November 9, 2019

What Are Clean Label Mold Inhibitors?

Clean label mold inhibitors are basically used to increase the shelf-life of baked products by inhibiting mold growth. They are an alternative to chemical preservatives, which makes them a healthier option. The shelf-life of baked p...

November 9, 2019

If you are one of those people who have the habit of reading ingredient lists before buying anything, then you must have noticed the term ‘high oleic oil’ on the labels of many packaged foods.

While high oleic oils have been there for the longest of times, they have see...

November 9, 2019

As opposed to what the name suggests, vegetable oils do not come from vegetables only. In the technical sense, all oils that are extracted from plant sources are considered vegetable oils.

Widely celebrated as healthy fats, vegetable oils are the foremost choice of most...

November 9, 2019

What Is Lavender Oil?

The oil that is extracted through the process of steam distillation from the flowers of the lavender plant is known as lavender oil. For centuries, lavender flowers have been used for making potpourri, owing to their calming nature. The word ‘laven...

November 9, 2019

What are emulsions?

A subset of the larger group of two-phased systems, emulsions is the term usually given to a liquid system of two immiscible liquid (liquids that don’t mix together) phases, in which one phase is dispersed in the other.  An emulsion is formed when tw...

November 9, 2019

Is making bread at home proving out to be more difficult than you initially thought? No matter what you do, it’s always a gamble when you’re putting the dough in the oven since you can never be sure how it’ll come out. It’s either too hard or too crumbly and you can’t...

November 9, 2019

Your favorite pack of crisps, the pastries from your bakery and the pizza from your neighborhood pizza place all have an essential ingredient in common that is not even listed in your ingredient list. That may sound like a cause for concern, but there’s no need to be w...

November 9, 2019

Food Safety

Anything meant for human consumption is heavily scrutinized and regulated according to strict guidelines so as not to put the health of any of its consumers at risk. The food and beverage industry and pharmaceutical industries are strictly monitored when it...

November 9, 2019

The contemporary lingo surrounding foods is getting hard to keep up with. Every time you go to the supermarket, you’re bombarded with different seals, quality-certifications, and labels whose meanings you don’t have the slightest idea of. Pick up any packaged food, and...

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