Nov
27
2009
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How much salt is in breakfast cereals?

Grains of salt (photo by KevinDooley - CC-BY)The amount of salt in packaged breakfast cereals varies considerably. Sometimes cereals with lower sugar content have higher salt content, presumably in an attempt to “boost the flavor”. Here is the salt content of some products on sale in the UK in November 2009. In this list, “trace” means anything under 0.1%: Sainsburys Basics Corn [&hel[more...]

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Feb
24
2009
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What is black pudding made of?

Scottish full breakfast including a slice of fried black pudding (photo by mdid - CC-BY)The usual recipe for black pudding starts with the words “Take one quart of pig’s blood”, so this is not a dish for the faint-hearted. Black pudding is basically pig’s blood mixed with fat and fillers, stuffed into the intestine of a pig or ox, and boiled then fried. Take one quart of pig’s blood [&hel[more...]

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Jan
18
2009
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How do you make breakfast pancakes (scotch pancakes or pikelets)?

Banana pikelets - photo by Allerina & Glen MacLarty - cc-byOf the many kinds of pancakes, I find breakfast pancakes the easiest to make. They are known by various other names, including scotch pancakes or pikelets. But pancake nomenclature is variable, and this is not the same recipe as would be used for the fabulous pancakes served for breakfast with bacon or sausage and lashings [&hel[more...]

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Jan
15
2009
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How much sugar is in breakfast cereals?

Sugary Loops (photo by √oхέƒx - CC-BY)The amount of sugar in breakfast cereals varies greatly. Some of the highest sugar centents are found in cereals marketed to children. Here are the sugar contents of some products on sale in the UK in January 2009: Sainsburys Basics Corn Flakes 3.4% (added sugar) Weetabix 4.4% (added sugar) Sainsburys Rice Pops 9.7% (added sugar) [&hel[more...]

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