Negative geotropism

Why do Banana Fruits Grow Facing Upwards? (Negative Geotropism Explained)

Negative geotropism is one of those interesting agricultural phenomena that might escape you especially if you aren’t looking. So, what causes that upward bend that is characteristic of bananas when growing on their bunch? Why don’t they just grow straight? Of course, it’s negative geotropism! But what exactly is this negative geotropism and why does …

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covering food in a microwave

Should You Cover Food in a Microwave Oven? Recommended Microwave Ware

Since the accidental invention of the microwave oven in 1945, this gadget has become one of the most important appliances in modern kitchens. The problem is, most users tend to ignore some important manufacturer instructions when using the microwave which can lead to some serious safety issues. There are some basic microwave do’s and don’ts …

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Peanut facts

Little Known Peanut Facts: They are Vegetables, not Fruits, not Nuts!

If you have been following my blog posts, you will realize that the food world is not short of some interesting and sometimes confusing facts and myths. But here is where all the mystery ends. The buck has to stop somewhere, and in this case, it stops here with a simplified scientific explanation. Let’s dive …

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Orange Seeds Myths

Is it Harmful to Swallow Orange Seeds or Lemon Seed? Fruit Myths Solved

You are eating an orange or a lemon fruit and without caution, an orange seed slides down your throat. You panic because you remember all those grandma stories about how the seeds will grow in your stomach and whatnot. So, will you die from cyanide poisoning as a result? Will you get appendicitis as alleged …

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Spices and seasonings

Can Spices and Seasonings Make You Gain Weight? (What Science Says)

Spices and seasonings have been part of the human culinary culture with their use in food dating back to many centuries. Their widespread application both in the industrial sector and domestic setting has made them come under tight scrutiny from curious nutritionists and food lovers. In summary, spices and seasonings alone will not make you …

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Zero Calorie Foods

Are Pickles Zero Calorie or Negative Calorie Foods? (Explained)

There is a seemingly endless debate among nutritionists and pickle lovers on whether eating pickled foods gives you zero calories or negative calories. This is understandable because the pickle diet has been hyped for decades as the best for weight loss and healthy living. But, do pickles really have zero calories or even negative calories …

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Fruite taste and ripeness

Why Unripe Fruit Taste Sour, But Ripe Fruit Taste Sweet: A Simplified Food Science

This is an old fruit taste mystery that was solved by botanists and scientists a long time ago. You might have been wondering why an unripe banana, mango, passion fruit, pawpaw taste sour whereas their ripe counterparts taste sweet. I also pondered about this for a long time until I came across it in one …

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passion fruit seeds

To Swallow or to Chew Passion Fruit Seeds: Which is the Correct way to Eat Passion Fruits?

I love passion fruits. I have been eating passion fruit seeds for as long as I can remember. I just didn’t know that there are very many people who have been wondering whether their way of eating them is everybody else’s way. The question on whether to swallow or chew passion fruit seeds should not …

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Seeds of Edible Fruits

Should You Eat the Seeds of all edible Fruits? Find Out What Science Says

Other than some grafted fruits, almost all other edible fruits we know contain seeds. Have you ever wondered how safe it is to eat the seeds of your favorite fruit? Do you ever wonder if these seeds add any nutritional or health benefits to your body? Well, this article will try to answer these questions …

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