24 Jun, 2024
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The USDA Explains Why You Shouldn’t Eat An Egg With Cracks – Health Digest

In a 1996 study published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology, the Health Protection Branch (HPB) of Health Canada (HC) administered a risk assessment study regarding cracked eggs and how hazardous they were to human health. The presence of salmonella bacteria proved to be the greatest risk associated with cracked eggs. The research findings […]

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How To Prevent A Microwave ‘Eruption’ According To The USDA – Health Digest

Chemistry professor and social media content creator Kim Hilton (who goes by the name chemicalkim on Instagram) explained the concept of superheating. “When water is heated in a microwave, it can superheat without appearing to boil. This means the water can become hotter than its boiling point without actually boiling. And when it is disturbed […]

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Should You Wash Eggs Before Cooking Them? The USDA Explains – Health Digest

Marisa Bunning, a professor and food safety extension specialist in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University, told Real Simple that farm-fresh eggs are a different story from store-bought, prettily packaged cartons of eggs. “Consumers aren’t used to eggs from their backyard. They’re treating them like they’re the same, but they’re not the same,” […]