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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 http://www.joepastry.com/2008/french_buttercream/ . 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 ...


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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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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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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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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 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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I would experiment with more cheese and less added liquid to make it more firm, making sure the pureed mushrooms are as tiny as possible (Pacotize, homogenize, etc.), and if that still gives an inferior texture try adding some sodium citrate. It sounds like you want to add a minimal amount of liquid and enough emulsification to make sure the water-soluble ...


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Mandoline. Depending on what model you get it can slice, dice, grate, and chip! US$20 will get you a basic one. The better ones are often a long running brand with replaceable blades See What to look for in a mandoline?



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