Food Answers https://foodanswers.org Answers to Common Questions About Foods Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:20:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 Can Watermelon Cause Red Stool? https://foodanswers.org/can-watermelon-cause-red-stool/ https://foodanswers.org/can-watermelon-cause-red-stool/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 10:34:46 +0000 https://foodanswers.org/?p=489 Although the chances of your stool turning red from consuming watermelon are extremely low because of the sheer amount you would have to

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Although the chances of your stool turning red from consuming watermelon are extremely low because of the sheer amount you would have to eat, it is in theory possible.

Usually the variation of stool color has more to do with the content of the food itself and not so much the color. Most of the time, dark stool such as the color red, is due to consuming foods such as blueberries as well as iron supplements.

Even the stomach medication Pepto-Bismol has been known to turn stool red; however there is very little documentation of watermelon doing this in this who consume a generous amount of it at one time.

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What Is Mustard Made Of? https://foodanswers.org/what-is-mustard-made-of/ https://foodanswers.org/what-is-mustard-made-of/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 01:46:56 +0000 https://foodanswers.org/?p=129 Mustard, the yellow or brown condiment with the very sharp, pungent flavor is one of the most popular condiments around the world. But

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Mustard, the yellow or brown condiment with the very sharp, pungent flavor is one of the most popular condiments around the world. But surprisingly few people know much about it.

Most people know that ketchup is made from tomatoes, but what is mustard made of?

The answer is that mustard is made of, well, mustard. The condiment is made from seeds of a mustard plant, a name which refers to several plants of the genera Brassica and Sinapis.

The seeds are ground up, and mixed with other ingredients such as vinegar and other flavorings to create the yellow condiment we commonly know as mustard.

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Are Pecans Safe For Dogs? https://foodanswers.org/are-pecans-safe-for-dogs/ https://foodanswers.org/are-pecans-safe-for-dogs/#respond Sun, 15 Sep 2019 23:30:18 +0000 https://foodanswers.org/?p=3202 Because pecans as well as most other types of nuts tends to cause gastrointestinal distress in most dogs, it is highly recommended that

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Because pecans as well as most other types of nuts tends to cause gastrointestinal distress in most dogs, it is highly recommended that you refrain from giving yours any. Although not all dogs respond the same way to nuts, chances are your dog will have problems with upset stomach, gas, or diarrhea if you give it to them.

If your dog does not have any visible adverse reactions though, you can feel free to give them pecans in moderation. Since nuts are not a natural part of a dog’s diet, you should definitely limit the amount that you give them.

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Does Squid Have Blood? https://foodanswers.org/does-squid-have-blood/ https://foodanswers.org/does-squid-have-blood/#respond Sun, 15 Sep 2019 18:24:02 +0000 https://foodanswers.org/?p=3267 Squid does in fact have blood and it is very rich in copper as well as protein hemocyanin which plays an important role

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Squid does in fact have blood and it is very rich in copper as well as protein hemocyanin which plays an important role in the processing of transporting oxygen. These sea creatures actually have three hearts, two of which are branchial and feed the gills with the larger surrounding heart that is responsible for pumping blood all throughout the body.

The hearts that squids have are a very faint green color and their kidneys stretch from the hearts to the liver. Their main systemic heart is comprised of the lower ventricle, the auricles, and the three chambers.

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Can Cherries Cause Black Stool? https://foodanswers.org/can-cherries-cause-black-stool/ https://foodanswers.org/can-cherries-cause-black-stool/#respond Sun, 15 Sep 2019 13:38:42 +0000 https://foodanswers.org/?p=459 Some cherries have been known to cause black stool, though this is not suggestive of any adverse effect on one’s health. Cherries are

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Some cherries have been known to cause black stool, though this is not suggestive of any adverse effect on one’s health.

Cherries are actually very healthy for you because of all the vitamins and nutrients they contain along with the low-calorie count which makes them a favorite of those who are trying to lose weight.

The reason that cherries can sometimes cause a black-colored stool is because of the amount of iron they contain. With the way the iron reacts with the body along with other things in this fruit, a black-colored stool is sometimes produced in those who eat enough cherries.

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Are Strawberries Sweet Or Sour? https://foodanswers.org/are-strawberries-sweet-or-sour/ https://foodanswers.org/are-strawberries-sweet-or-sour/#respond Sun, 15 Sep 2019 01:45:15 +0000 https://foodanswers.org/?p=840 Strawberries taste differently depending on what stage of their development they are. When they are the most ripe, they tend to taste quite

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Strawberries taste differently depending on what stage of their development they are.

When they are the most ripe, they tend to taste quite sweet, although they can taste sour to some. It is important to keep in mind that when you are picking them if they taste sour, they are not yet ripe.

Typically you will find that this fruit is a mix of both sweet and sour tastes, though it does depend on the person. What one person finds sour another may conclude to be sweet. Generally speaking though, strawberries are “supposed” to taste sweet if they are fully ripened.

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Does Pepper Expire? https://foodanswers.org/does-pepper-expire/ https://foodanswers.org/does-pepper-expire/#respond Sat, 14 Sep 2019 18:45:15 +0000 https://foodanswers.org/?p=3316 Over time pepper will start to lose some of its essential oils, so you will not want to keep it around for too

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Over time pepper will start to lose some of its essential oils, so you will not want to keep it around for too long. It is probably a good idea to use up the pepper that you bring home from the store within a reasonable amount of time, just so you will not have to worry about it going stale, though it takes quite a while for this to happen.

Even though using expired pepper may not make the dish you are using it on taste very good, there is no risk of food poisoning or anything of the like, so it isn’t something you will have to worry about. If you want to give your food the best taste possible though, it is important to use fresh pepper on it.

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Is Salmon High In Purines? https://foodanswers.org/is-salmon-high-in-purines/ https://foodanswers.org/is-salmon-high-in-purines/#respond Sat, 14 Sep 2019 13:28:33 +0000 https://foodanswers.org/?p=2382 Salmon along with other foods such as liver, turkey, and trout contain a moderately high amount of purines and therefore should be consumed

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Salmon along with other foods such as liver, turkey, and trout contain a moderately high amount of purines and therefore should be consumed in limited amounts, especially by those with gout or people who are at risk for developing problems with gout. Salmon is also very high in protein and although protein is certainly good for you, it can lead to certain problems such as the buildup of uric acid in the body that can lead to gout which is a form of arthritis.

If you do not have gout or do not think that you are at risk for developing gout, it is okay to consume salmon on a regular basis. It contains lots of things that our bodies need to stay healthy, including omega-3 fatty acids which are good for brain function among other things.

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Is Broccoli Bad When It Turns Yellow? https://foodanswers.org/is-broccoli-bad-when-it-turns-yellow/ https://foodanswers.org/is-broccoli-bad-when-it-turns-yellow/#respond Sat, 14 Sep 2019 11:34:07 +0000 https://foodanswers.org/?p=1547 You bought that head of broccoli…when? And you’re wondering if you should eat it. You can see that it’s starting to turn yellow

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You bought that head of broccoli…when? And you’re wondering if you should eat it. You can see that it’s starting to turn yellow and wonder if it’s safe.

Safe it is. That yellow you see doesn’t mean that the plant is rotting, but that it is wilting. It will have a strong taste – it will probably be bitter – and there’s a good chance that it will give you gas, but don’t be afraid to try it and see what you think. You may also find that it has gotten tough and fibrous on the outside. Use a potato peeler or knife to peel the outside off. Then cook and eat the florettes and the insides of the stems. Your broccoli will probably have lost some of the vitamins that were present, but the good news is that it will still have the same amount of fiber.

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Is Pepper Bad For Cats? https://foodanswers.org/is-pepper-bad-for-cats/ https://foodanswers.org/is-pepper-bad-for-cats/#respond Sat, 14 Sep 2019 06:47:48 +0000 https://foodanswers.org/?p=3355 While pepper may not be considered to be toxic or poisonous to cats, it is certainly not a type of food that most

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While pepper may not be considered to be toxic or poisonous to cats, it is certainly not a type of food that most of them enjoy due to the fact that it has such a pungent smell and taste. A lot of cat repellent products actually use pepper, so you will find that a vast majority of them do not like the taste of it.

If your cat enjoys the taste of pepper however, you will need to make sure that you give it to them in limited amounts. Pepper is not part of their natural diet and you should therefore not give it to them all the time.

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