Friday, January 27, 2017

Gassing Produce May be a Tool of the Past

Daily Insights 01/27/2017
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Gassing Produce May be a Tool of the Past

The New York Times reports that Apeel Sciences of California's goal is to make obsolete the gas, wax and other tricks growers use to keep fruits and vegetables fresh.

Apeel has developed a method for creating imperceptible, edible barriers that the company says can extend the life of produce like green beans and berries by as much as five times by using leaves, stems, banana peels and other fresh plant materials left behind after fruits and vegetables are picked or processed. Apeel's products, sold under the brand names Edipeel and Invisipeel, take plant materials and extract all liquids from them to produce tiny pellets. The company then uses molecules from those pellets to control the rate of water and gases that go in and out of produce, thus slowing down the rate of decay.

Try This Before Avocados Get Too Expensive: Asparagus Guacamole

A creative spin on traditional guacamole that adds a seasonal vegetable.

President Trump's latest suggestion to pay for his border wall by imposing a 20% tariff on products imported from Mexico had avocado lovers all across social media in a panic yesterday. And it's no surprise since one of last year's hottest food trends was avocado toast. With the Super Bowl only a little over a week away and guacamole being historically one of the day's most popular snack foods, we thought we'd offer up another creative spin on this dish

5 Items To Keep Out of the Refrigerator

Stop! Don't put that onion in the fridge!

When it comes to food storage, there are many conventions that some people swear by and certain things that you should always do. But are you unnecessarily refrigerating certain foods? Storing these foods in the fridge when you shouldn't can prematurely age, or alter their flavor, or make them go moldy faster. Chances are, you've mistakenly been storing some of these foods in your fridge. Here are the top five items to make sure your shoppers keep out of the refrigerator. 

Phil's Food Reviews

Gold'n Plump Shakers Chipotle Adobo is MY PICK OF THE WEEK!

Just in time for Super bowl. Forget those wings. Think "shakers" instead. These are great! Boneless, skinless chicken breast with a panko bread crumb seasoning that you mix yourself right in the bag. Not only is this delicious and tender (I baked per the directions for 15 minutes) but this brand follows the animal welfare standards of the American Humane Certified farm program. Watch review.

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