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How Fruit Butters Are Made

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and to Learn the Difference Between Jelly and Jam Text Version Fruit “butters” are generally just a variety of jelly.  All the fruit is strained out to leave the juice.  The juice is then heavily enriched with a variety of things, such as pectin, and then can be whipped or cooked down until it becomes […]

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The Origin of M&Ms

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and to Learn What the M’s in M&Ms Stand For Text Version The “M&M” was modeled after a candy Forrest Mars, Sr. encountered while in Spain during the 1930s.  During the Spanish civil war there, he observed soldiers eating chocolate pellets with a hard shell of tempered chocolate.  This prevented the candies from melting, which […]

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Why Fish are White Meat

##EMBED## Click Here to Read More Interesting Meat Related Facts Text Version Fish are primarily white meat due to the fact that they don’t ever need their muscles to support themselves and thus need much less myoglobin or sometimes none at all in a few cases; they float, so their muscle usage is much less than say a 1000 pound […]

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How Peanut Butter is Made

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and to Learn Interesting Facts About Peanut Butter and George Washington Carver Text Version Peanut butter is made by: First roasting the peanuts at around 240 degrees Celsius (464 degrees Fahrenheit).  At this stage, the peanuts turn from white to light brown. The peanuts are then cooled rapidly so that they don’t continue to cook […]

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Bananas Don’t Grow on Trees

##EMBED## Click Here to Read More Interesting Banana Facts Text Version Bananas do not grow on trees.  Rather, they grow from a root structure that produces an above ground stem.  The plant is specifically classified as an arborescent (tree-like) perennial herb; in fact, it is the largest herbaceous flowering plant.  The banana plant being an herb is that the banana […]

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Caesar Salad Was Named After Caesar Cardini, Not a Roman Emperor

Myth: Caesar Salad was named after the Roman Emperor title. Caesar Cardini was an Italian born chef who immigrated to the United States after World War I. Despite having a home in San Diego, the Cardini family operated a restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico, primarily because of prohibition. Many Americans would go to Tijuana to drink, so business for restaurants at […]

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