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Unseen Danger In Bagged Salads – Dateline NBC

  • Street: 67 Withers Close
  • City: Aldwick
  • State: Arizona
  • Country: Solomon Islands
  • Zip/Postal Code: Po21 1zs
  • Listed: Mayıs 11, 2018 3:06 am
  • Expires: 8986 days, 17 hours

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E.coli in beef is usually killed by thorough cooking, but Dr. Brackett says if fresh lettuce is contaminated by E. coli, the person eating it is likely to get very sick. Brackett: Because unlike ground beef or unlike some other products, there is no heating step. So, the interesting part here is that you have opportunities for contamination all the way from before the product is even planted, right up unto the consumer’s table. Dr. Brackett says finding how E.coli is contaminating lettuce is a lot like trying to find a needle in a haystack. There are millions of acres of lettuce, and thousands of workers, processors and shippers involved in bringing salads to American tables. Brackett: It could be something as simple as a deer walking through the field that contaminated a few heads or it could have been from a flooding. Or it could have been an ill food worker. Thompson: Right now it’s really a mystery? I always opt for very lean beef – 98 or 99 percent fat-free – and marinate it in a peppercorn sauce before throwing it on the George Foreman for a few minutes. Spinach – This is super healthy for you and gets rid of toxins while loading you up with vitamins and minerals. If you buy spinach fresh in the produce aisle, don’t forget to wash it thoroughly, or you may get a mouthful of dirt. Spinach is going to do more for you than lettuce because it has tons more fiber and protein, but if you just can’t get over your childhood fear of it, a good arugula is an acceptable substitute. Lettuce – As for lettuce, don’t even think about Iceberg. It does nothing for you except occasionally clean out your intestines in the least comfortable way possible. Romaine, arugula (which I adore), or most types of leaf lettuce are acceptable. All those bits and pieces above are good core items. You can put of them together and have a meal with almost zero fuss, but who wants a piece of chicken on plain spinach? Dare I quote the little red hen again? So while you’re at the grocery store, pick up some fun things, but watch out because they tend to be a bit pricier than the staples. I know, still no sign of a recipe. Don’t worry – there’s another article coming right up!

Vitamin A strengthens the membranes of the human body such as mucous membranes, respiratory, urinary and intestinal tracts. It is also essential for the lymphocytes, or white blood cells, that fight infection once in the body. Vitamin C – Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infections and scavenges harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals. Vitamin C also helps to prevent respiratory problems such as asthma and lung cancer. Vitamin C has been shown to lower blood pressure, and therefore lessen the probability of hypertension. Vitamin K – Vitamin-K plays an important role in bone metabolism by promoting osteotrophic activity in bone cells. Vitamin K also acts to clot open wounds and prevent excessive bleeding. Healthy vitamin K levels lower the release of the glycoprotein interleukin-6, a marker of inflammation within the body. Vitamin B1 – Thiamine is an important vitamin since it breaks down sugars in the body. Thiamine also helps to support nerve and heart health. Vitamin B6 – Vitamin B6 helps to keep your immune system in good working order.

For me I think the last three are rabbit food – there is nothing like Iceberg lightly salted and sprinkled with oregano. Possibly one of the easiest vegetables to grow, it is relatively fast and an early crop for a home garden. It does not require huge amounts of space – it can even be container grown. Fairy disease resistant, lettuce prefers cool weather and successive crops can be sown every few weeks for ongoing harvesting. If you are in a hot summer area, choose heat-resistant varieties. Your local nursery will know what does well in your area. This is an important consultation if you end up buying online – they may look good in the pix – but are they suitable? Plant in dappled light or afternoon shade. Like most plants, lettuce does better in nutrient rich loamy soils – and adding nitrogen will encourage leafy growth. Don’t have a specific area to plant in? Consider then the edges of your flower beds – they can make a nice border while growing. And you get foliar and textural variation. One of the first historical records of a culinary use for lettuce is from the Egyptian empire, where lettuce is depicted on a tombstone dating from 4500 BC. The ancient Greeks wrote extensively about lettuce in their medicinal and culinary texts, and the Romans were big fans of the leafy green vegetable. In the West, lettuce is frequently consumed raw, while in China, lettuce varieties bred for cooking are more common. Lettuce cores were candied for a 17th Century French dish called gorge d’ange (“Angel’s throat”). Heirloom lettuces include Red Leprechaun, Devil’s Ears, Canary Tongue, Mascara, Tennis Ball, Tango, Flame, Grandpa Admire’s and many other (interestingly named) variet

 

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