Aside from pesky fruit flies, bananas with brown spots are still totally usable. But exactly how brown is too brown, even for banana bread? Read on to find out the limits of brown bananas, how to use them and, most importantly, when not to use them.
You may ask yourself this question every spring when the strawberries start to pile up at the grocery store and their price per container begins to drop: What do I do if some of the strawberries have mold on them? Well, we've got answers! Read on to find out what to do about moldy strawberries and tips for how to pick the freshest-possible berries.
What Is That White String in Chicken Tenders? Plus, Is It Safe to Eat and How to Easily Remove It
Chicken strips, chicken tenders, chicken fingers—whatever you call them, they are one of the most popular foods eaten in American households. Anyone who has ever prepared chicken at home has seen that white, string-like piece hanging from the chicken tender portion of the breast. So, what is it? Read on to find out, plus learn what, if anything, you should do about it.
While rice is one of the most commonly consumed foods in the world, many people don't know the proper way to cool, store and reheat leftover rice in order to avoid foodborne illness. Learn a few quick and easy techniques to continue serving and saving rice safely in your kitchen.
We've all done it: bought a bag of spinach with the best of intentions, only to come across it later at the bottom of the crisper—wilted, withered and slimy. Why does spinach get slimy in the first place? And can you salvage the leaves that aren't? Read on to learn all this, plus more.
Mold. It can be a confusing topic when it comes to cheese because so many cheeses are made using mold in one way or another. Most of us have opened that cheese drawer in the fridge and noticed white or green flecks on a block of Cheddar or Gouda. So, is it safe to eat moldy cheese? Find out definitively so you're prepared the next time you open the cheese drawer. Plus, learn the difference between good and bad mold and how to prevent it.
When you see those green sprouts popping out of a head of garlic, do you lop them off and keep cooking? Do you toss the whole head? Or do you chop up the green parts along with the normal cloves, business as usual? Read on to find out what to do with sprouted garlic, how to choose the freshest bulbs and keep them fresh and what exactly those green shoots are.
Ever peel back the dry outer layers of an onion and find a softer, brown layer in between perfectly fresh rings of onion? Sure, we all have. But what do you do next? Read on to find out what you should be doing when your onion has a brown ring.
Is It Safe to Eat Raw Eggplant?
You may be confused as to whether or not it's OK to eat raw eggplant. You're not alone. Read on to learn the truth about raw eggplant, the array of nutrients it contains and whether or not you should be incorporating it into your eating routine.