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Coconut Water from White vs Brown Coconuts

The warning label on each coconut describes how to treat the water within each. The water on the brown coconut is to be discarded; the water on the white coconut is safe for consumption. In what ...
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How do they extract kernels from sunflower seeds in mass production?

Every time I seed a gunny sack of sunflower seed kernels in a supermarket, I wonder how they are extracted from their seeds. It is very difficult to extract even one of them by hand without smashing ...
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Is bird feed edible?

I can buy bird feed for 10 - 20 ZAR per kilo. Choice grade flax seed or hemp seed go for R40 - R60 for half a kg. I just want any random type of fibrous plant based seeds to blend in my smoothies. Is ...
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Why are my pomegranate seeds white?

I just seeded a pomegranate, and instead of red / deep pink seeds, the seeds are pale pink / white. What does this mean? Are they ok to eat?
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Can you eat the seeds of Tamarind if you roast them or boil them?

I just bought some fresh Tamarind & was told that I can eat the Tamarind seeds. Are they really edible? How would I prepare them if so?
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Can any harm come of eating watermelon seeds?

Is there any harm in swallowing watermelon seeds? Or will they simply pass from one end to the other?
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What method can I use to cook pumpkin seeds so that they turn out crunchy?

I've always enjoyed eating the pumpkin seeds when I buy them at vendor, but whenever I try to make them at home in the oven, they always seem to turn out either still soggy, or deflated and not ...
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What's the fastest way to seed grapes (e.g., Concordes)?

I've got a bunch of grapes, with seeds. I need to seed them for a recipe. Cutting them in half and prying out the seeds with a paring knife makes me yearn for stringing beans. Any suggestions on how ...
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Are seeds in melons and other fruits good to eat?

I usually throw away seeds in melons (and other fruits) and I paradoxically buy different seeds from the store. Are seeds in such things good to eat and where can I use them? Because they are not dry, ...
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Are avocado seeds edible?

I've seen article about great benefits of eating avocado seeds. And another here. Does it mean avocado seeds are edible? How do you eat it then? On Wikipedia page we can read: Avocado leaves, ...
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Are nectarine seeds edible?

Eating a nectarine this afternoon, I found the pit was cracked open. Curious, I broke it apart and found an almond-like seed (or nut?) inside. I remember hearing that some almonds, or perhaps their ...
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Why remove the skin and seeds of a tomato?

Many recipes ask for peeled and seeded tomatoes, which I find both wasteful and too hard work. What is the point of removing seeds and skin of tomatoes? Just texture and presentation? Or can it ...
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What are the differences between brown/golden sesame seeds and black ones?

Unhulled sesame seeds can be either light brown (golden) or black. Other than their color, are there other differences are their between these two varieties? Why might you choose one type over the ...
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How to pick avocadoes with small seeds?

Two avocadoes may look the same size from the outside, but the one with a smaller seed will have more flesh and may thus be more desirable. So how do I tell which avocadoes have smaller seeds? (...
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What are the black little seeds in my chia?

Regardless of where I procure my chia seeds, I always find, mixed with them, some quantity of smaller and darker seeds which don't seem to be chia. These seeds are black (noticeably darker than the ...
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Hulling pumpkin seeds - Possible? Easy?

I have a recipe I want to use that calls for "hulled pumpkin seeds (the green ones)". I have pumpkin seeds saved from carving pumpkins. Do I just... peel them? Any fast way to do this? Is there any ...
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Should I remove the inner parts of marrow vegetables?

Should I remove the inner parts of marrow vegetables, like this zucchini (or whatever this is)? You generally want to avoid any seeds in your food, but there would be hardly any zucchini left if I do ...
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Are caraway seeds and fennel seeds the same?

My mom always called the seeds in rye bread caraway. But they are in Italian sausage and a jar labeled fennel seeds. Are they the same thing?
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Does flax seed lose its nutritional properties after it's ground up? [closed]

I am from Santiago, Chile. Here, there's a rumour that smashed (ground) flax seed loses its properties in around 4 hours. Do you know anything about this? Basically, the rumors say that the flax seed ...
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How to get raspberry flavor into a smoothie without seeds?

I often enjoy (when it's not dead of winter) a fruit smoothie for breakfast; generally I use orange juice or some other juice flavor (V8 has a few with fruit flavors masking veggie tastes that I ...
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Easier way to shell out sunflower seeds

I like the taste of sunflower seeds, however I really dislike the process of shelling them. The bags say "Eat. Spit. Be happy." But I have found that shelling it in one's mouth is not only messy, it ...
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Why are there caraway seeds in rye bread?

I love rye bread, so something I have always wondered about is why there are caraway seeds in it. It seems to be some kind of tradition.
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How to deseed a guava?

I found guavas in the local Asian store and bought one out of curiosity. While I have had guava juice, I've never eaten the fruit before. I bit into the fruit only to find my mouth full of hard ...
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What to do with grapefruit seeds?

I have several grapefruit trees and get tons of grapefruits almost year round. When I eat the grapefruits, which is fairly regular, I typically eat a good amount of the seeds with the fruit for ...
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differences in caper berry seeds

I use caper berries in salad sometimes, but honestly I mainly like to just eat them straight out of the jar. I've noticed that in a single jar, each berry has 1 of three types of seeds inside: Black ...
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Ground coriander vs coriander seeds

What is the difference between ground coriander and coriander seed? Can you use coriander seeds instead of ground coriander? If yes, Can you use whole coriander seeds?
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Cooking with papaya seeds - what does heating them do?

I've got a bunch of papaya seeds left over from a ripe fresh papaya and I'm trying to work out what I can do with them. Pic from Livestrong Researching this comes up with precisely two types of ...
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How to perfectly separate hemp hearts from hemp seeds

I often buy shelled hemp seeds, but there is still a lot of hull in the bought product. No manufacturer sell hemp seeds perfectly shelled (only hemp hearts). You can see the typical product on the ...
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Do I have to adjust anything to add seeds to bread?

I have a go-to recipe for Honey-Oat Pain de Mie. I'd like to add about 1/2 cup total of combined sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Since I do bake it in a Pain de Mie pan, I'll pull a small dinner roll's ...
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How do I make bread with LOTS of seeds?

A local bread shop cooks a loaf of bread that is packed with seeds, much more than a couple tablespoons. The seeds are mixed within the matrix of the bread, plus sprinkled on top and in the baking pan....
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Best Practices for Cooking with Psyllium Husk?

A couple months ago, I went on a diet primarily consisting of Nutraloaf (with Tabasco or other flavor-adding sauces) for meals, and sunflower seeds for occasional snacking. Three weeks in, I started ...
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Do you de-hull seeds when making pumpkin seed flour?

I was interested in finding ways to use leftover pumpkin seeds, so I thought I'd try to grind them up into flour. Although I found a few websites (e.g., here and here) that mention doing this, none ...
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What is the purpose of making Iskiate from Chia seeds?

I'm reading "Born to Run" and learned that the Tarahumara peoples of Mexico eat Chia seeds to give them energy. In the book they mix the seeds with water, some lime juice and a bit of sugar... to ...
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What is the difference between Seed, Grain, Nut, Kernel, Pit, Bean?

What is the difference between Seed, Grain, Nut, Kernel, Pit, Bean? Seed (as in apple) Grain (as in wheat), fruit Nut (as in almond) Kernel (as in corn) Pit (as in olive) Bean (as in fava/broad bean)...
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What method can be used to remove the seed from a peach other than just trying to pull both sides after cutting it?

I tried to find an answer to this question in this community but I couldn't find one. Therefore I'm asking it. So far the method I'm using is cutting the top and the bottom with a knife and then ...
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Is it safe to drink the water that basil seeds are soaked in?

Is it safe to drink the water that basil seeds are soaked in? Also would it be okay to drink that water with and/or without removing the soaked seeds? Thanks and regards :-)
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Sprouting fenugreek seeds? Are seeds for sprouting different than the ones in the spice aisle?

I was about to add 4 ounces of fenugreek seeds to my Amazon order when I saw that I could buy a pound for just a couple of dollars more. The 1 pound package emphasizes sprouting, whereas the 4 ounce ...
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How do you soften pumpkin seeds for Chicken Mole?

I made chicken mole for the first time following this recipe. It was delicious, and I'm planning to make it again. However, the hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) didn't fully break down. So the sauce was ...
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Do I need to wash the flax and sesame seeds before grinding them?

I have a bag of flax seeds and a bag of sesame seeds from Food to Live at Amazon. I want to grind them in a coffee grinder, and eat their powder. For food safety and health consideration and best ...
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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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Should I rinse the flax seeds after soaking them when making flax milk?

I started making my own non-dairy milk. Having looked at multiple recipes, I saw that some call for soaking the flax seeds before processing them to make milk. My questions regarding making flax ...
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Why does my poppy seed filling have a bitter aftertaste?

I've followed the recipe here to make a poppy seed filling. The filling ended up with a somewhat bitter aftertaste, and I am wondering about the following: At what point in that recipe could something ...
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Baking with unhulled sesame seeds versus hulled

I'm baking a sesame seed bread recipe from the Tartine Bread book and it calls for toasting the hulled seeds. Penzey only had hulled so, not having written it down, I figured that was what I was ...
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How long will soaked chia seeds last?

I was just wondering how long you could keep chia seeds in the refrigerator after they have already soaked in the water. I know dry chia seeds have an extremely long life if stored properly but I can'...
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Will seeds effectively sprout after blending and leaving them in water?

Title is the question. I'm most curious about the results with pumpkin seeds.
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Sesame Seed replacement

What can I use to replace [beige] sesame seeds? What could be a close visual match? I want to make an "everything bagel" inspired scone, but want to avoid sesame seeds due to allergy concerns. ...
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What are some different ways of preparing flax seeds?

I recently got to know the nutritious value of flax seeds.What characteristics of these seeds should I know about and how can I incorporate them into my cooking?
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What is the typical shelf life of grains and seeds?

I would like to make a large amount of multi-grain porridge mixture in one batch, to store and use small amounts of when I need it. The recipe says that the fattier seeds will go rancid if kept for ...
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What are these small black specs inside my peppers?

Inside my pepper (pic) are these small black/brown specs. What are they? Are they safe to eat?
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How can I grind sesame seeds in my coffee grinder better?

When I grind sesame alone or with flax seeds, I can see that many of the sesame seeds are not ground. When I grind several things together including sesame, flax seeds and mixed nuts, like walnuts, ...
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