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Healthy Eating Habits for Children

Children need to develop good eating habits early in life. Being overweight is a common nutrition problem among American children today, tripling since the 1970s. Being overweight during childhood...

Common Pickle Problems

Can I use flaked salt for pickling? Most recipes call for granulated pickling or canning salt. Flake salt varies in density and is not recommended for pickling. When making quick process pickles,...

Apple Basics

Apple Information Always look for fresh-looking, firm apples with good color. Handle apples carefully to prevent bruises. Store apples in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Warm temperatures cause...

Preserving Vegetables

(Asparagus – Broccoli – Mushrooms – Okra – Peppers – Squash – Mixed Vegetables – Soups) Canning Asparagus — Spears or Pieces Quantity: An average of 24½ pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts;...

Using & Storing Apples

South Carolina-grown apples are available from late August to November. Apples are Good for You Apples are: a good source of fiber. a source of potassium and vitamin C. low calorie—81 calories per...

Freezing Basics

Freezing is one of the simplest and least time-consuming ways to preserve foods at home. Freezing does not sterilize food; the extreme cold simply retards growth of microorganisms and slows down...

Snacks With 100 Calories or Less

Can’t resist those mid-morning or late-night munchies? Then satisfy your hunger with a snack that contains 100 calories or less. Snacking can be part of healthy eating if your choice of foods and...

Halt Salt!

Most Americans eat too much salt. A pinch of salt here and a dash of salt there can quickly add up to unhealthy levels of sodium in the diet. Choosing foods that are lower in salt and sodium is key...

Foodborne Illnesses: Bacteria

What is Foodborne Illness? Foodborne illness often shows itself as flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever. Often people may not recognize that the illness is caused by...

Food Irradiation

New types of harmful bacteria or evolving forms of older ones that can cause serious illness have led scientists to develop technologies that can help safeguard the nation’s food supply. A...

Foodborne Illnesses: Viruses

Viral Gastroenteritis Gastroenteritis means inflammation of the stomach and small and large intestines. Viral gastroenteritis is an infection caused by a variety of viruses that result in vomiting...

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