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Foaming Genes

July 5, 2013 smitsa 0

Beer foam is an important visual attribute when assessing this beverage’s quality. Stabilising the foam has been a common goal in studies aimed at keeping […]

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Black Garlic

July 5, 2013 smitsa 0

Black garlic offers a culinary experience which is very different from raw or cooked garlic and is increasing in popularity as an ingredient. It’s a […]


Popping The Corn

July 4, 2013 smitsa 0

When you leave the cinema, I always notice the large number of popcorn cartons strewn between the aisles. It makes me think how this snack […]

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The Chinese Olive

May 18, 2013 smitsa 0

The Chinese olive (Canarium album L.), is known in its native home, China as  Ganlan and Qingguo. It is a member of the Burseraceae family. It is widely […]

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Visiting the IFE 2013

April 4, 2013 smitsa 1

This year’s visit to the International Food Exhibition 2013, at the end of March at the ExCel Centre in London proved as valuable as always. What a […]

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The Pepino Fruit

March 15, 2013 smitsa 2

The pepino fruit (Solanum muricatum Ait.), (a.k.a. melon pear, pepino dulce, sweet cucumber) is native to the Andes of South America, but now grown commercially in Chile […]

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Akebia trifoliata

March 13, 2013 smitsa 0

Akebia trifoliata (Thunb.) Koidz. var. australis (Diels) Rehd., is a woody climbing vine, that is widespread throughout Asia, especially in China, Korea and Japan.  It is a […]

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The Problems With Peroxidases

March 6, 2013 smitsa 0

Peroxidases (POD) are problematic enzymes when it comes to reducing browning or minimising the loss of nutrients in fruits and vegetables.  The enzyme is often used as […]

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February 27, 2013 smitsa 2

The Yuzu (Citrus junos Sieb. ex Tanaka) has been a popular fruit in Japan for at least a thousand years. It has a characteristic flavour […]

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The Electronic Nose

February 27, 2013 smitsa 0

It seems like science fiction to think that it was possible to mimic either the tongue or nose in terms of being able to distinguish […]

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The Difference of Fine Wine

February 26, 2013 smitsa 0

By Charlotte Rivington (Guest Post) Many people don’t fully understand the difference between fine wine, table wine and plonk. Fine wine is a term used to […]

The Super Uses For Onion Skin

January 14, 2013 smitsa 0

Onions (Allium cepa L.) are highly valuable vegetables used in a wide range of recipes and are now only second to tomatoes as the most important horticultural […]