Category: Food

Stocking the Home Pantry for Quick Meals

The two keys to making quick, healthy meals and snacks are to keep a well-stocked kitchen and to spend a few minutes planning meals every week. Buy foods you can make and serve when time is limited....

Slow Cooker Food Safety

Many consumers prefer the convenience of a slow cooker for preparing soups, stews and other favorites. These countertop appliances cook foods slowly at a low temperature, so vitamins and minerals...

Storing Meats & Seafood

The goal of home food storage is to provide food that is both safe and of high-quality. A food may have good quality in terms of appearance and taste but have a high bacterial count and be unsafe to...

Pickled Peppers

Caution When working with hot peppers, wear plastic gloves while handling them, or wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before touching your face. To Peel Peppers Use one of the following...

Food Safety Tips for Tailgating

What do people look forward to the most about the fall? Is it the cooler temperatures and bonfires? The changing color of the leaves? The slathering of pumpkin spice flavor in every product...

Know Diabetes by Heart – En Español

For the English translation of this document, see Know Diabetes By Heart. ¿Sabe alguien quien tiene un diagnóstico de la diabetes o la hipertensión? ¿Sabe que la diabetes es relacionada a la salud...

Fiber

Fiber is a complex carbohydrate that comes from the edible parts of plants, including vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes. There is no dietary fiber in meat or dairy products. Fiber, which...

Fiber & Food Labels

Dietary fiber is listed on the Nutrition Facts panel on most packaged food products. Nutrition Facts labels list goals for Americans as 25 grams of dietary fiber per day for a 2,000-calorie diet and...

Safe Handling of Sausages & Hot Dogs

Selecting the Best Sausage There are so many varieties of sausages! How long can you store them—and where? Are they fully cooked or not? The following background information will answer these...

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