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Best way to clean dry fruits and nuts before eating

Recently I got acute Diarrhoea, which I suspect to be due ton a new packet of dates which I purchased recently (1st time I'm using this). I have dry fruits and nuts regularly, however I haven't ...
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How to disinfect ice cream from coronavirus?

It is well known that some ways to remove coronavirus from food are: washing/cleaning it carefully; heating it (e.g. in oven, microwave or a saucepan), at least 70 degrees for at least 5 minutes; ...
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Properly disinfecting fruits and vegetables from COVID-19

In this YouTube video part PSA Grocery Shopping Tips in COVID-19 (See Important Notes Below) Dr. mentions how to disinfect food, particularly fruit. Would be enough to put all fruits and vegetables ...
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How long after drinking alcohol is it safe to eat durian again?

I read on {1}: This study provides evidence that some component(s) of durian fruit inhibit(s) yALDH in vitro. Inhibitory action of the non-polar sulfury constituents of the fruit like diethyl ...
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Is outside food really safe to eat during Covid-19 outbreak?

There are 2 contradicting messages out there that mandate this question: "It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching ...
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What is known about transmission of coronaviruses through food?

I've seen a lot data about COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) on dry surfaces. But what about wet mediums, in particular food? In the West, it's easy enough to disinfect supermarket packages (before opening ...
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Steps to ensure incoming foods from many grocery bags do not carry COVID-19 virus into the Refrigerator, Kitchen, Home?

PPS: If this is more Biology or LifeHacks then please feel to move it there. But this is a key VIRUS VECTOR that will come indoors and we are not all competent to "sanitize" the variety of items. ...
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Is it risky to eat at most 12 ounces of canned sardines weekly for about two months?

According to this page https://www.livestrong.com/article/550938-health-risks-of-eating-sardines/ In the 'Concern About Sardines' Mercury Content' section The FDA recommends a weekly intake of two to ...
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Can COVID-19 be transferred through food handled by infected individuals? [closed]

Do COVID-19 spread by consuming foods that have been handled by infected individuals? My question is related to foods such as bread that we can't really clean up before eating being handled by ...
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Will eating a smoked steak every 2-3 weeks lead to high risk of cancer?

I cook steak every 2-3 weeks and I'm thinking about buying and using this Breville Smoke Infuser with my steak but I'm concerned about the cancer risks associated to smoking meat. Should I be ...
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Are dosages of Saccharin Sodium in food are non-carcinogenic?

There is such sweetener as Saccharin Sodium that being added sometimes in drinks and just sold as sweetener on it's own. I didn't found information about dosages, but but on nih.gov I see this: ...
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Is eating 400g chicken fillet per day healthy? [closed]

I do bodybuilding and don't use any drug or supplement. I have three usual meals with my family but I eat about 400g of chicken fillet between usual meals. Is it healthy or eating chicken fillet ...
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Baked potato okay after sitting in the oven all night vs. Botulism or other risk? [closed]

Sometimes I forget the potatoes in the oven when there's enough going on. And there they are again - baked last evening, they sat through the oven's cool-down and then through the night. Should they ...
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Is it safe to eat raw flour in Europe?

A few years back the FDA said that you shouldn't eat raw flour (for example in color dough). Is that also true in the EU which has (AFAIK) better food standards?
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Why does the USDA not examine aliments for weighted mean nutrient reduction potential and weighted mean fat viscocity and divulge such information?

So I get that antioxidants are really important to combat free radicals, aging, stress, e.t.c. This information is quantified by the reduction potential. Would the value of the information be less ...
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Is Jicama root safe to eat every day?

Is 4-6oz of Jicama root safe to eat every day? According to the following website, Jicama root contains a fat-soluble organic toxin that is linked to the development of Parkinson's disease. It then ...
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Do fridges really keep things fresh? [closed]

Like, if I had a bottle of milk with a screw top. Does that really need to go in the fridge? Because it has a top so the flies can't get in. What about a raw chicken in a sealed bag? I mean you're ...
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Food sanitation

After getting ill due to bad sanitation of ingredients I decided to know a little better of the process of food hygienization. It first occurred to me that a good first step would be to use lots of ...
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How dangerous is it to microwave melamine? [closed]

I've just eaten a meal off a melamine plate without knowing it. The food started frozen, so the plate went in the microwave several times in 30-second intervals. I see plenty of sources saying "don't ...
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I poured out a bulging milk carton - am I in danger?

I was cleaning out my fridge and came across a milk carton (2%) that was bulging. I opened the cap and it released gas, and a horrible smell. I poured it down the drain and ventilated my apartment. ...
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Are raw eggs dangerous?

I have two raw eggs every morning with / for breakfast. I have chickens and only eat raw eggs from our chickens, never store-bought. I have been told that raw eggs can be dangerous, including the ...
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Bacteria location in food poisoning?

Where is the majority of bacteria located in food that leads to food poisoning? I.E in most cases is it on the surface, or deep within the food (i.e in the case of "cooked" meat, or balanced?
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Imazalil on citrus fruits

Imazalil is a fungicide, dangerous for our health. Widely used in agriculture, e.g. you can find Imazalil on lemons. But it's no clear at all to me if risks are associated with eating, breathing, ...
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My fruit punch Gatorade has a new warning label saying that it is genetically engineered

I drink fruit punch Gatorade pretty often - once to three times a week, I'd say. Tonight, my bottle has a new warning label on it, written in boldface: Partially produced with genetic ...
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Does daily intake of hibiscus juice increases the risk of impotence in a male?

After reading Mahmoud's article (2012) I started wondering... Does daily intake of hibiscus juice increase the risk of impotence in a human male? If so, what levels of hibiscus is beneficial and what ...
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Should I wash the vegetables after disinfection? [closed]

Today we had an interesting question, to disinfect the fruits and vegetables we usually need to submerge them on hazardous substances like chlorine or colloidal silver (if used on increased ...
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Is the association between red meat and cancer caused by typically searing red meat?

A recently discussed trend in news and medicine is the association between eating greater levels of red meat and incidence of certain types of cancer. Seeing as meat is typically seared, and the ...
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Can we live only on chocolate?

This question is out of curiosity. I have a new colleague. I haven't seen him going out for lunch or eating anything else but chocolate. He eats only chocolate bars whole day, about 3 big bars every ...
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Would using industrial carbon dioxide emissions to grow plants or algae pose a threat to public health? [closed]

An idea that has been passed around lately as a way of hitting two major birds with one stone — carbon dioxide pollution from industrial activities and food shortages — is diverting carbon dioxide ...
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Is the appearance of food (as fresh or spoiled) a good guide to its actual condition? [closed]

I assume that whenever the foods that we like to eat are close to room temperature, microbes are always growing in them. At some point in this continuum, the food looks, tastes or smells spoiled; and ...
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Food safety and implications of cooked food left un-refridgerated

Expanding on the question here: What are the health implications and safety hazards when one leaves food outside the fridge for longer periods (12-24hours for example) and how likely are those to ...
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What if you eat meat with cancer? [closed]

I saw a picture on Facebook about butcher's cutting out cancer when processing meat. If consumed, would it be dangerous to us? Can we get sick? I'm assuming the body's immune system would recognize ...
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Can of soup with negative pressure (slightly implodes) on opening: Safe to eat?

Opened a can of soup and it made a loud noise with the open-tab lid suddenly pulling in. I know that bacterial decay can make cans bulge (due to gaseous byproducts of bacterial metabolism) and the ...
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Does eating whole raw eggs lead to biotin deficiency?

I've been looking into this and can't seem to find it anywhere. I know that the raw egg whites can lead to a biotin deficiency, but I'm wondering if eating the yolk as well negates this. Please note ...
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Danger from Environmental Radioactive pollution

I hope this is the proper forum to ask this question. In November I will be giving a short talk on Statistics to a Science group, and will be including a warning about how averages can mislead. One ...
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Is it sufficient to wash utensils, which have touched chicken, with soapy water

In the kitchen, I am very health conscious and try to prepare and store foods with care After working with a whole chicken, I usually wash the chopping board and knife with hot (but not boiling) ...
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Can I continue to eat a cereal my cat ate out of?

So this morning I eating cereal (lucky charms) and the batteries to my remote were running low so I went to go change them, leaving my cereal in my room. When I came back my kitten around 3 or 4 ...
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Rodents falling from the ceiling at Chipotle restaurants, what to do?

Assume that rodents (i.e. rats) steal part of your food and there is a norovirus outbreak. With respect to norovirus, I think there is not much I can do to "prevent" myself from catching the illness; ...
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Affect of raw and diluted sodium on human

What is the affect of sodium on human if taken raw and if taken diluted . For example if I take 5g salt as raw and if I diluted the same with 1 liter water and consume will the effects on the body ...
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Is is safe to re-use McDonalds Lego Happy Meal Cups?

Over the last couple of years, we have accumulated several McDonalds Lego Happy Meal Cups from this release and other releases. We have been re-using them for drinks, both warm and cold and putting ...
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How to decide which kind of rice to prefer?

I have the word-of-mouth idea that brown, or at least parboilt rice is nutritionally better for you than white rice. But then I read Is there any downside in eating whole-grain rice instead of white ...
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Does eating too much cocoa have harmful side effects?

My question concerns the consumption of pure, unsweetened cocoa. The cocoa to be consumed could either be boiled or mixed with tap water. Its consistency could range from buttery to creamy to soda-...
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Genetically Modified Banana?

Recently I found a bag of banana chips and started looking at the ingredients as always, and to my surprise it says it's "Produced with Genetic Engineering"! What's a GMO banana? And more importantly,...
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Can it hurt you to eat a worm in a strawberry

My grandson loves strawberries, but this morning he was eating his cereal and I had cut up strawberries to put in it. My eye sight is not the best, but I think that slice of berry must have been ...
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Is it unhealthy to eat the oil in the food?

I likes to eat the oil which is in the food. But, I have listened we should not eat that oil. I want to ask that is this oil unhealthy and creates problem in the body ?
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What level of alcohol in food is dangerous for children?

I've come across a number of food products that have some alcohol ranging from .04% to 2% they often don't have warnings and you only find by going through the ingredients. Some examples deserts ...
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Incidence of anisakidosis in Japan

In Japan where raw fish are frequently eaten with no anti-parasite processing the infection of the nematode Anisakiasis became a required reportable diagnosis in 2012. Nevertheless, only 89 cases were ...
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Is there any food restrictions after dog bite

When a street dog bites a human, Are there any food restrictions while being treated? I heard we should't eat spicy foods and non veg , is it another myth ?
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When getting injections after a dog bite, what to expect?

When a street dog bites a human, is it always necessary to take 5 doses [day 0, 3, 7, 14, 28] of injections? For a small bite, could one injection be enough? If a person was bitten again, would they ...
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Can virus and bacteria survive in soda water? (carbonated water)

I was wandering if it is possible for soda to be contaminated by viruses/bacteria originating from water that was used to produce it. I have to specific questions: Can jaundice virus/bacteria survive ...