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Clearly, the Blendtec, "will it blend" videos, are a marketing tool designed to illustrate the power of the product, as opposed to illustrating recipes for delicious smoothies. Is it safe to drink? There is nothing here: http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/ that I have been able to find, which deems the "woody part" inedible or unsafe. So, strictly ...


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I have experienced two kinds of white coatings on grapes - one is called "bloom" and although it appears to wipe or wash off, it often reappears immediately. This is a natural part of the grape. The powdery substance that really wipes or washes off completely, must be pesticide or fungicide. Wash thoroughly!


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Corn is a wildly diverse crop, human breeding has adapted it for many, many purposes: Cereal crop to be processed: You harvest the dried kernals of certain varieties of corn from the cob, and store them until they're ready to be processed and consumed, usually by soaking them in lye, then grinding them into a paste (masa) that is either used in recipes as ...


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All you need to do is test the fruit by pressing on the surface and see how much resistance the fruit offers. The less resistance the more ripe. Also skin and smell determines if the fruit is ready to go for a cut. I would do a couple of experiments and whola you will be the master in no time.


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I've had really good luck with these Rubbermaid produce containers. I was skeptical but decided to try them. I've had blueberries and strawberries keep for over 3 weeks and raspberries keep for over 2. There's a tray with drain holes that sits in the bottom that elevates the produce and lets moisture/water drain through. Your berries don't sit in their own ...


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Through my experience the last couple years and the safest I have found so far is to put prickly pear fruits in boiling water for 3 minutes to soften the tiny little hair spines. I then take them out of water and can actually handle them without gloves. I cut off the ends, split them with a knife and scoop out the fruit for preparation. And yes I do ...


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As Elendil says, for long storage, you can just freeze as-is, in a plastic bag or other container. As for refrigeration, there are all sorts of guidelines for various fruits, and other questions here have covered storage recommendations for specific types of fruit. You specifically ask about strawberries and blueberries. Never put fresh berries in ...


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No, they won't last longer in water. Fruit freezes very well without the need for syrup, and can be defrosted quickly simply by running cold water over it. If you're baking with it, you can just bake with fruit still frozen.



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