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Freeze one, thaw it and see. The liquid separates out and leaves a pulpy structure behind. Tomato sauce (no chunks) thaws much better and separated liquid can be stirred back in well enough. Canned works as we all know so no one is bothering trying to grow a freezer-friendly tomato, yet.


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Obviously, every manufacturer is going to have their own proprietary methods. However, canned goods are often made by combining ingredients (possibly partially cooked) directly into the cans, and then pressure cooking them in the can as part of the canning process. So, for example, the broth, some celery, and some carrots might be added to the open can in ...


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By using a dehuller machine. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hegzzj9Rzk or http://www.buhlergroup.com/global/en/products/dehuller-dgba.htm How does a dehuller work? I don't know, but it seems that Google does: The most popular decorticator for sunflower is proposed by the Bühler Cie. It consists in a rotating blade that propels the seeds by ...


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The three types of appliances you have listed have different primary uses, and best purposes, although they have some overlap in their capabilities. Blenders. Good at, well, blending: making smoothies, pureeing soup, grinding nuts to butter, and at the high end, making frozen ice drinks. By far the best device for this purpose, but not very versatile. ...


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YES YOU CAN!! As I said in the question, I used this recipe: Joe Pastry - Julia Child . Before I embarked on the experiment, I whipped egg yolks with my hand mixer and in my food processor. Since there seemed to be no difference, I proceeded. The first picture was before whipping, the second was whipped for 5 minutes with the food processor, the third ...


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Evidently, despite your not doing so intentionally, the evidently the brine was in fact hot enough to heat the air in the head space enough that when it cooled, a partial vacuum was created. The jars are truly sealed as you noted from your description. While they are sealed, since you did not process the pickles, they are not certain to be safe for long ...


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I've never drunk it (can't stand coffee myself), but the general theory is: A wet ferment. Some coffee producers have attempted to duplicate some of the processes with enzymes, as you've mentioned. More likely to be picked closer to peak ripeness. The animals have the advantage that they're picking berries to eat, and will pass over unripe ones to eat ...


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Some commercial food processors are available with metal bowls, although these models may be quite expensive. You may may also wish to consider that many tasks a food processor is used for can be performed with a blender which typically do come with a glass pitcher, or with an immersion blender.


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No. It is not general practice to add bleach to rice. The brown rice bran is removed through mechanical processes. As to whether he should continue to indulge this worry...I'd be more concerned about [insert common American male problem here] before ammonia in rice. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3138007/ This review has many free references in ...


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They are :) http://www.picard.fr/produits/tomates-quartiers-pelees/000000000000010412,default,pd.html (site in French). However if you look at the reviews the average customer isn't too pleased with the product, essentially for the reasons mentioned by @PatSommer (watery, poor texture, etc.). Don't forget that canning transforms tomatoes in a way which ...


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There is no advantage to freezing over canning, and from many perspective there are disadvantages (discolouration, mushiness, overall general cellular destruction) The embodied energy required to can is also much less than to keep them frozen, so this combined with disadvantages of freezing tomatoes, manufacturers choose to use canning Yes, you can freeze ...


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The Ozeri Deluxe milk frother claims an rpm of 15000 rpm http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BISKPMG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00BISKPMG&linkCode=as2&tag=nmjv-20 However I have seen in ikea (and pound / dollar stores) a much cheaper option that to me seems much the same ...


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The purpose of the beating (and thus using a stand mixer) is two fold: To get sufficient agitation to form an emulsion from the yolks, the butter, and the liquid ingredients; To incorporate air creating a foam, for the light texture that is expected While the food processor is almost certain to form and maintain the emulsion, they are not normally ...


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What you want is something that is listed as NSF rated for food storage. I know both Huskie and Rubbermaid Brute containers (10 gal, 20 gal, 32 gal, 55 gal) that are gray, yellow or white have that rating. If you have a restaurant supply store in your area, you could go look around for "ingredient bins" and commercial garbage cans. Just remember, a white ...


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I believe the term you're looking for is 'chopper'. Here and here for example. This, a draw string powered chopper, is an interesting idea as well - I have difficultly believing it can produce enough force though. And there's the rotating handle, crank kind. You've got options. Or even more basic, 'knife' ;)


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Flour will whiten over time when stored. It generally takes several months to get a whiter color. Most flour manufacturers wish to speed this process up and so they actually bleach the flour using cholrine or benzoyl peroxide. This bleaching process also removes nutrietns which is why flour in the U.S. that has been bleached must also be "fortified" by ...


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Kopi luwak is supposed to be smooth, earthy and less bitter compared to regular coffee. According to this blog the enzymes in the civet cat's stomach break down the protein in the coffee that is supposed to be responsible for the bitterness in the coffee. Though some coffee drinkers suggest that it tastes like instant coffee!!


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As someone who has had the coffee, the main feature is that the coffee is far less bitter. As mentioned, when the beans are digested whole they go through a sort of fermentation while in the digestion tract. The Vietnamese coffee brand, Trung Nguyen, claims to have duplicated this process chemically, without the use of civets. I am not a super connoisseur of ...


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Ammonium carbonate is used as a leavening agent: Baking with Leaveners Ammonium carbonate or ammonium bicarbonate, which we know as baker’s ammonia, is an old-fashioned leavener not usually available in stores, although it can be found in some pharmacies, baking supply companies or catalogues. The positive attribute of baker’s ammonia is that, unlike ...


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I assume you will be cooking the sauce. If this is the case, my recommendation is to cook the chillies first and puree them afterwards, as with traditional ljutenica or ajwar. In this case, you can either peel the skin off after charring it and then process the resulting soft flesh whichever way you want (it's very easy, leaves no chunks), or put them ...


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Preparatory Ingredient Adjectives Adjectives are split into their own categories. Items that are missing information are marked as such. All items have a definition and an example of how they would appear within an ingredient list, not directions. Agitate Beat - Stir vigorously in a circular motion (3 eggs, beaten). Blend - ? (3 cups blueberries, ...


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All plastic is "food safe". The term "food safe" has been much abused in recent years because of a perceived risk of leeching of certain chemical from the plastic into acidic foods, or into hot foods Actual studies have shown this problem to be below the recognised safe levels, and/or to happen at much higher heat than reported What is really of concern, ...


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Is there a reason a large capacity food processor couldn't be used? Not sure about the type of chili and if you need the seeds to be removed. Either way, this should work fine, just pulse until finely pureed.


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I'd recommend using a food mill with the fine disc for this, personally. It will prevent the skin (if sufficiently tough) from making it through to the final result. After that, if it isn't fine enough (although I doubt that), you could always then blitz the result in a blender.


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Based on the recipe you provided, it's kinda like concentrated broth. It's produced by cooking the chicken covered in a double boiler, effectively steaming it and collecting the drippings. I have no idea if that's exactly what's being sold in those nutritional supplement bottles, but given that people think the homemade version is, well, the homemade ...


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Frozen tomatoes will lose all their structure, so are only of use for cooking. Canned tomatoes works very well for cooking and are cheap. The taste is also improved by the canning process, but not by freezing. So I can’t see how anyone can charge enough for frozen tomatoes to as to make a profit. But I have frozen my own tomatoes. To do so, blanch them ...


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Beside the reasons in the other answers, tomatoes really don't like low temperatures. They change their aroma and texture already at fridge temperature. They will go through the same temperature region when freezing and thawing, so they will get that bad taste of a cooled tomato. They won't have the texture of a fridge tomato though, because the freezer will ...


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This method uses a resealable plastic sandwich bag, 1/2 c. sunflower seeds, water and a rolling pin. Seal bag and roll over seeds to crack the hulls. If you have patience you can remove the hulls by hand, or put the seeds and hulls into a bowl of water. Skim hulls using a slotted spoon. http://www.ehow.com/how_6148353_easy-way-shell-sunflower-seeds.html


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I suspect the textural change you experienced is analogous to the seizing of chocolate (which is also a ground, fatty seed--in that aspect similar to a sunflower seed). Sunflower seeds are fairly dry. The consist mostly of fat, and starches, and protein. When you add a small amount of water (from the mashed up banana), the starches in the sunflower ...


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Ammonia (generally ammonium salts) is found in most naturally occurring foods, as is a product of growth and decay Ammonia gas is used in some food processing line machines to ensure cleanliness of the machines and the food passing through it. The naturally occurring level of Ammonia in many foods is in the 10 or 100's of ppm, so the trace amounts left ...



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