extension.usu.edu Recommended Aging Time is 10 DaysRecommended Aging Time is 10 Days Research shows glutathione decreases by up to 43% after 10 days for some wheat types Bread volume increases roughly 10% using 10-day old flour Results between 10 and 40-day old flour are very similar Source: Chen X. and Schofield J. D. (1996). “Changes in the Glutathione Content and Breadmaking Performance of White Wheat Flour During Short-Term Storage”. Cereal Chemistry 73(1):1-4.
extension.usu.edu Fact or Fiction?Fact or Fiction? Freshly-squeezed is more nutritious than juice made from frozen concentrate.
extension.usu.edu Fiction! Freshly-squeezed is more nutritious than juice made from frozen concentrate.
Which apple would you choose?Which apple would you choose?
extension.usu.edu Blemished Foods in Food ProcessingBlemished Foods in Food Processing The Food and Agriculture Organization reports post-harvest losses account for over 20% of total food waste world wide Fruits and vegetables used in processing must still meet USDA quality standards Only 5% of apples for processing can have worm holes
extension.usu.edu But aren’t nutrients lost in processing? Frozen juice concentrates are no longer heated to evaporate water (they are still pasteurized for safety reasons) Water can be removed by freezing or membrane filtration
extension.usu.edu But aren’t nutrients lost in processing? Frozen juice concentrates are no longer heated to evaporate water (they are still pasteurized for safety reasons) Water can be removed by freezing or membrane filtration Both techniques preserve sensitive nutrients such as Vitamin C USDA Table of Nutrient Retention Factors, Release 6 (Dec. 2007)
extension.usu.edu Fact or Fiction?Fact or Fiction? Red kidney beans should be boiled first, not added dry to a slow-cooker.
extension.usu.edu Fact! Red kidney beans should be boiled first, not added dry to a slow-cooker.
Levels of Protein StructureLevels of Protein Structure
PHA Activity in kidney beansPHA Activity in kidney beans Variety Soak time Cook conditions Activity units before Activity units after Red kidney18 hrs--5300018000 Red kidney18 hrs100°C, 10 min180006800 Red kidney18 hrs100°C, 20 min180001300 White kidney18 hrs--4400028000 White kidney18 hrs100°C, 10 min280000 White kidney18 hrs100°C, 20 min280000 Red kidney18 hrs70°C, 20 min2800035000 Red kidney18 hrs80°C, 20 min28000215000 Adapted from Bender A.E. (1983). “Haemagglutinins (Lectins) in Beans”. Food Chemistry 11:309-320.
extension.usu.edu FDA RecommendationsFDA Recommendations Soak in water for at least 5 hours. Pour away the water. Boil briskly in fresh water, with occasional stirring, for at least 10 minutes. Undercooked beans may be more toxic than raw beans! Source: FDA Bad Bug Book 2 nd Edition (2012)
extension.usu.edu Fact or Fiction?Fact or Fiction? Pre-packaged roasts are safe even if cooked rare.
extension.usu.edu It Depends…It Depends… Pre-packaged roasts are safe even if cooked rare.
extension.usu.edu Why is there a lower temperature for red meats? Intact muscles are sterile (bacteria cannot penetrate into the muscle) Meats become contaminated during harvest and processing Any cut surface can contain bacteria Ground meats, cube steaks What about roasts?
So which pre-packaged meats are?So which pre-packaged meats are?
extension.usu.edu How can I tell?How can I tell? As of June 2013, USDA requires all mechanically tenderized or injected meats to be labeled Must give cooking instructions, including a validated safe minimum internal temperature Consumers should follow similar recommendations when injecting roasts at home
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