Food tips

1. Parsley can be grown anywhere.

2.Vitamin B1 prevents loss of appetite and constipation. Pork is a good source of this vitamin.

3.Fruits and vegetables with skin that are edible are high in fiber.

4.For lighter and fluffier omelets, instead of putting milk, use a tablespoon of water.

5.To prevent the discoloration of sliced eggplants, soak them in water.

6.Linguine is a thin and flat type of pasta.

7.Nuts can burn easily when cooked. In order to prevent them from burning, stir them constantly.

8.When working with chili, be very careful not to touch your face especially your eyes with the hand that touched the chili because you might get burned.

9.Garlic loses its flavor when stored for a long time.

10.Herbs are easier to cut/chop by using kitchen scissors than with a knife.

11.Rice is actually good for people with high cholesterol levels because it has no fats and has very low sodium content.

12.Do not cook shrimps for too long for it makes them tough and rubbery.

13.Remember to store spices away from moisture, light and heat.

14.Not all oysters are edible.

15.Removing stems of chilis before storing them will help keep them fresh for a longer span of time.

16.Lighter colored honey is more expensive compared to the darker colored ones.

17.Soak onions in water for 5 minutes after peeling it and cutting it in half. This will prevent you from crying when you are slicing them.

18.You would know if a shrimp is fresh when it is odorless, white, spotless and has no freezer burns.

19.Do not buy shrimps with loose shells. They are not fresh anymore.

20.Vermicelli is a spaghetti-like pasta that is thinner.

21.Shells of fresh eggs are supposed to be rough and chalky.

22.Rice is a good source of Vitamin B.

23.Fruits make a good snack.They do not only curb the appetite, they are also full of nutrients.

24.You can soften cream cheese either by immersing it in hot water or by putting it inside a plastic wrap and heating it in the microwave for around 25 seconds.

25.Zinc helps our body fight bacteria, viruses and carcinogens. You can get zinc from lean red meat.

26.Prepare all your ingredients before cooking to avoid wasting time.

27.In forming meatballs, wet your hands first. This will prevent the meat from sticking to your hands.

28.Honey is good for those with itchy throats.

29.How do you know if an egg is hard-boiled or raw? A hard-boiled egg spins when spun. A raw egg just wobbles when spun.

30.You would know if a lemon is good if it is firm, heavy and the skin is deep yellow and has a fine texture.

31.Do not store potatoes and onions together. The potatoes will rot quicker.Instead, store potatoes together with a slice of ginger to keep them longer.

32.To test the freshness of an egg, immerse it in cold water with some salt. If it sinks to the bottom, it is fresh.

33.To make peeled peppers last longer, pour a bit of oil on them before storing them in the fridge.

34.Putting lemon in hot water before squeezing will give you more juice.

35.Olive oil should be stored away from heat and light. They should be in dark bottles or tins.

36.To remove the smell from your fridge, place chunks of charcoal inside it.

37.In buying apples, choose the ones without soft spots.

38.Cream is actually a good source of vitamins A, B and C.

39.Chicken can only be left at room temperature for a maximum of 12 hours.

40.In buying peppers, choose those that are brightly-colored, shiny and firm to the touch.

41.To eliminate the sand from shellfish, soak them in water with flour before you cook them.

42.Heart disease can be avoided by eating beans on a regular basis.

43.Garlic is good for people with high blood pressure and those with kidney stones.

44.A tomato is actually considered a berry.