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Food History

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What Happened To Jell-O Pudding Pops?

During the 1980s, Jello pudding pops were featured freezer treats in millions of American homes. Fudgsicles never really had anything on them. Even in into the 1990s, Jello pudding pops were still going strong. And then, poof, they're gone.

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Food Science

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Is it OK to Eat Expired Canned Foods? How Long Do They Last?

There are countless shelf stable foods in your pantry. Some of them sit there for years. Maybe you have a can of vegetables in your cabinet that has been there for years. On the bottom is an expiration date. It's expired! Does this mean it is unsafe to eat it?

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Food History

old-jello-pop-ad.jpg

What Happened To Jell-O Pudding Pops?

During the 1980s, Jello pudding pops were featured freezer treats in millions of American homes. Fudgsicles never really had anything on them. Even in into the 1990s, Jello pudding pops were still going strong. And then, poof, they're gone.

Read on...

Food Science

canned-food-expiration-date.jpg

Is it OK to Eat Expired Canned Foods? How Long Do They Last?

There are countless shelf stable foods in your pantry. Some of them sit there for years. Maybe you have a can of vegetables in your cabinet that has been there for years. On the bottom is an expiration date. It's expired! Does this mean it is unsafe to eat it?

Read on...

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Convection and induction cooking have nothing to do with one another, but they sound similar enough to cause confusion. The word convection refers to convection ovens, and induction refers to induction cooktops….

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Pica is the craving and eating of nonfood items. It can develop in any person but seems to be most often experienced by African American women (data is limited) in the pregnancy and postpartum period. In the southern United States, 16 to 57 percent of pregnant African-American women admit to pica. It is also generally more common in persons with severe impairments and mental retardation, although there is no connection whatsoever between the latter and the former….

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The fat loss industry is a multi-billion dollar one. It is rife with fraudulent promises and outright pseudoscience. The advertisement on this page illustrates a fascinating fact. During the 1800's, the "fattening" industry was just as rife with pseudoscientific ramblings and fraudulent promises as the fat loss industry is today….

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