Bao Buns or Gua Bao

Bao Buns (Gua Bao)

August 4, 2021 smitsa 0

Bao buns or preferably Gua bao is a pork belly bun which is highly popular in China, Malaysia, Taiwan and Japan. It is generally popular […]

Lupins, a good source of storage proteins - legumins


July 19, 2021 smitsa 0

One of the main causes of food allergy is due to the presence of proteins called legumins. These are the major seed storage proteins of […]

Baked bread - the colour and flavour are due to Maillard reactions.

Maillard Browning

June 24, 2021 smitsa 0

Maillard browning reactions are one those chemical reactions that are fundamental to food manufacture and storage. The reaction is probably the most important taking place […]

Seafood Fraud

June 23, 2021 smitsa 0

Seafood fraud is one of the biggest unsung food issues of the 21st century. It not only means the illegal mislabeling and mis-selling of fish […]

Fruits and vegetables are examples of soluble fiber foods. A major component too of raw foodism.

Raw Foodism

June 22, 2021 smitsa 1

Today I looked at Google Trends just to see what was fizzing on the internet. Raw foodism seems to be the buzzword of the moment. […]

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MAY 31, 2016: Russian astronaut spacesuit in Moscow space museum.

What Is Phenibut?

June 8, 2021 smitsa 0

Phenibut is a compound that has been used for a number of years as a central nervous system depressant with anxiolytic effects. It is used […]