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Why do most people use old white cabbage for coleslaw?

In the UK at least most people will make coleslaw out of what are sold as "white cabbage" (example here), such that these are frequently referred to as "coleslaw cabbages". Why is ...
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Why are chickpeas not sold fresh, like other vegetables, but only canned or dried?

It seems that chickpeas are usually sold either canned (pre-cooked and stored in liquid) or in dried form. Most other vegetables are also sold fresh and raw, like they are harvested. Is there a reason ...
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Store raw broccoli

How should raw broccoli be stored, to preserve it the longest? (without blanching it) I often have broccoli turn bad in a few days, either the outer layer turns dark and slimy, or the buds turn ...
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Are cells living by the time you eat them?

Are cells living by the time you eat them? I'm guessing for very cooked foods they're quite dead, but perhaps (some or all of) the cells constituting certain other food sources are alive by the time ...
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I left cold homemade butter/sugar cookie dough out of the fridge for 4 hours it was still cold - can i put back in the fridge and use later! [duplicate]

I left cold homemade butter/sugar cookie dough out of the fridge for 4 hours, but then it was too soft. But still not warm. Can put back in the refrigerator and use it.
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Raw Mincemeat cheesecake (uk christmas food)

I have this recipe for mincemeat* cheesecake, but it is a refrigerated recipe so it won't be cooked. Will the suet in the mincemeat even be edible? Edit: so I made a fundamental mistake, the mincemeat ...
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Texture of Raw or Roasted Chickpea

I read some article if raw chickpeas are not safe. I was given chickpeas by someone. He didn't know if the chickpeas were raw or roasted. The chickpeas I got have a crunchy texture and when I press ...
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Can onion be eaten raw?

Can onion be eaten raw? I am not sure if it first has to be cooked.
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Why can you eat raw oat flour but not raw wheat flour?

I see recipes that use raw oat flour. But I have read that eating raw wheat flour causes samonella. What is it about oats that allows you to eat them raw?
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Which parts of a quince have that awful onion-like flavour and aftertaste?

Every single quince I ever try to eat, without a fault, has parts on it that have an awful onion-like flavour and leave a disagreeable oniony aftertaste. Most of the fruit is completely free of that ...
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is my beet/horseradish relish safe? I changed the recipe

It called for cooked shredded beets, raw chopped cabbage, horseradish, sugar and salt, packed in jars and cover w. vinegar.Nothing else. That seemed inadequate, so I added a cup of vinegar to the mix, ...
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Does freezing raw milk kills harmful bacteria present in the milk?

I have been drinking shakes made from frozen raw milk; just wondering that could it lead to any illness. Does freezing raw milk kills harmful bacteria present in the milk?
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Eating dehydrated uncooked red potato

I sliced some red potatoes and put them, without any prior processing (no cooking, no frying etc.), in a dehydrator at 45 celsius. Several hours later, they came out crispy and tasty. However, when I ...
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Is this chicken fully cooked or raw? [duplicate]

I can never tell whether this color means the chicken needs another 30 seconds or a minute to finish or if it's properly cooked. I don't want to over-fry the chicken so that it doesn't end up dry. Is ...
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for how long can I store homemade chocolate mousse in the fridge? [duplicate]

My chocolate mousse recipe includes just raw eggs (2 weeks until best before date), butter, sugar and black chocolate, ingredients are mixed together with the hot, liquid chocolate. I know about this ...
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If the supermarket farmed salmon says "Not for raw consumption" on the label, can I still use it to make sushi?

I have done my homework and read several reputable sources on this (e.g. this). The consensus on sushi-grade fish seems to be There is no real "sushi grade". It is a myth. Follow certain ...
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Is it safe to assume that potential pathogens are only present on the surface of animal meats?

In this Seasoned Advice answer regarding meats, the writer states: Additionally, we generally assume that any potential pathogens are only present on the surface of whole muscle cuts. Is this a ...
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How does one know if one can eat raw saltwater fish?

As I go spearfishing a lot, I have always lots of fish at home. After testing a variety of recipes, I was thinking of trying some sushi variations (sashimi, maki, uramaki, nigiri, tempura rolls). ...
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Is it safe to eat sushi with different toppings (cooked and raw) after 24h? [duplicate]

I have been reading posts in the internet, but it just made me more confused. My conclysions after reading several posts of different websites: Some say that sushi (the rice) with sashimi (raw fish) ...
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Is the yellow skin of a raw chicken indicating that it has been dyed?

Yellow skin in raw chicken is seen is some parts of Mexico and I was wondering if that color is obtained using dyes. I've done lots of research both online and asking people who have knowledge about ...
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Raw cream safe to consume after 125 F for 12 hours? [duplicate]

I was attempting to make clotted cream with pure raw cream (jersey cows) from the dairy farm. I had my temperature too low I think though. I had it "cooking" at 125 F for 12 hours. It should have ...
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Raw Ham Roast...How to smoke

I was given a frozen ham roast from a friend who bought a hog. I have a smoker and was wondering how to smoke a raw ham roast...
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Is it safe to eat raw, soaked grains and seeds such as buckwheat?

I was wondering about the safety of frequently eating grains or seeds that have been soaked overnight, but not cooked. I'm thinking about buckwheat, barley, spelt, rye... Soaking in water with a bit ...
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Scotch oats to substitute Fine Oats in Rum Balls

I have a recipe for Rum Balls that calls for "Fine Oats." I couldn't find anything at bulk barn so I ended up with "Scotch Oats" after talking to a rep. I've never eaten oats before so I'm not sure if ...
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Ate raw beef patty that I microwaved for 2 mins first, Is it safe?

I was given this Great Value brand beef patty from a person who didn't like them. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Great-Value-100-Pure-Beef-Patties-8-lb-32-Count/10804578 I don't have a grill or stove ...
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Highest protein-dense, low fat, raw, plant-based ingredient? [closed]

What ingredient that can be eaten raw has the highest protein content and lowest fat for its weight?
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Anything wrong with this chicken/can undercooked chicken be white inside?

I was trying to fry some chicken without getting the outside to crust and so fried on lower than usual heat. Please see pics of the meat. I am concerned the chicken may not have cooked properly ...
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Who sells unstabilized (truly raw) oats in the U.S.?

Who sells unstabilized (unsteamed, truly raw) oats in the U.S.?
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Is there such a thing as unsteamed rolled oats?

Is there such a thing as truly raw (unsteamed) rolled oats? Why are rolled oats usually lightly steamed?
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Leaving raw chicken uncovered for a day

I sometimes leave some chicken unwrapped in the fridge inside the container, if I buy a two piece, and only want one. A girl who lives at my dorm told me it was a life threatening harm, to everybody’s ...
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Is IKEA frozen salmon safe to eat raw in sushi?

I was wondering if IKEA's frozen salmon was safe to be eaten raw in a home cooking environment? It's farmed which is a plus from what I've read, but I couldn't really find any data on their freezing ...
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Testing For Salmonella in raw eggs

I purchased eggs from the refrigerator in a local grocery store...When arriving home I missed and left them on the floor in my house in the plastic grocery bag still in the carton for 2 weeks! The ...
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Help with raw shrimp color

I bought raw, red Argentina shrimp. In the fridge, I noticed the legs looked like they turned blackish-blue. Does this mean they went bad?
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chicken shish kabobs the night before cooking

I want to prepare Hawaiian chicken shish kebobs the night before cooking. Do I need to be concerned about the raw chicken touching the veggies overnight in the fridge?
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What is the difference between rock sugar and raw sugar?

What's the difference between rock sugar & raw sugar? I'm looking for the general difference as well as calories, usage, and taste.
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thawing and cooking frozen raw chicken backs [duplicate]

I purchased a case of raw chicken back bones. Cleaned, portioned into 4 lb sealed bags and frozen. I bought them to make batches of bone broth. When I unthaw a bag in my refrigerator I notice a lot ...
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How long to soak white buckwheat?

I like to soak white buckwheat and do some raw recipes from it. It is said that the optimal time for soaking is 1.5 days. I'm not changing the water because of rutin preservation. What is the maximum ...
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Can raw honey look dark and runny?

I have purchased Safa raw honey. They have written that their honey is: 100% Pure & Raw Raw Unheated Unfiltered This honey is runny and dark in colour (almost black). It has some residue in it. ...
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Roasting vegetables that have been cut on raw bacon board? Safe or not?

I cut raw peppers on the same board that I cut raw bacon on. I will be roasting these at 585F (305°C). Should I be concerned about contamination?
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What is the safest way to acquire non-alkalized cocoa powder?

I am looking for a non-alkalized, full-fat cocoa powder to use in recipes. By non-alkalized, I mean cocoa which has not undergone the Dutch process. The problem in detail: Gourmet grocery stores sell ...
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Which varieties of milk cheese are raw food?

Which varieties of milk cheese are raw food? I mean the well-known varieties of cheese, not the many varieties small vendors can have that are only known in small areas. I think that a good ...
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Queso fresco / queso latino is raw food?

In Spain, you can find "Queso latino" in the supermarkets (at least in DIA). It comes in sealed plastic bags as it contains a lot of water and quite soft. I understand that in other locations it's ...
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Buckwheat raw pizza base

This question is for a raw pizza base using sprouted buckwheat. I love having something crunchy, savoury carb-rich to eat. This is why I am trying to get my sprouted buckwheat pizza base to a point ...
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Raw dough storage

I'm making cinnamon rolls tonight but they're not going to be baked until Sunday morning, what is the best way to store them without baking them until Sunday?
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UV lamp to disinfect raw sushi fish slices

I'm considering exposing raw fish slices to a UV lamp to kill bacteria before making it into sushi. Would this help? Is there a practice of doing this? And what could be the drawbacks, if any? UPDATE ...
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How to eat raw brown rice, yellow peas, black beans [duplicate]

The USDA nutrition data says these foods have much better nutrition raw than cooked. Can I make them safe to eat without cooking? Expand them and soften with water so they don't grow after being ...
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Dissolving xylitol in a raw, home-made chocolate

I was doing a home-made, raw chocolate, made of: raw cocoa powder raw cocoa butter xylitol, substituting sugar The problem was that xylitol was not dissolving well in the butter. One could feel ...
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Can I use unsweetened baking cocoa raw, or do products with it in it need to be cooked?

I'm asking because I found a recipe online for an ice cream that calls for baking coco, but doesn't call for cooking. I've used baking coco before to make hot chocolate, but it seems that it wouldn't ...
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Can you pasteurize flour at home?

As a follow-up to this question about the safety of raw flour, and to possibly update this question about eating raw cookie dough: Is it possible/how can I pasteurize raw flour, at home, to kill any ...
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How risky is it to eat raw flour, as in uncooked dough?

Does eating raw flour or doughs containing raw flour pose a significant food safety risk (i.e., greater than other dry goods or ingredients in your kitchen)? If so, are there particular cooking or ...
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