Why is Nutrition Science so Complicated?

Consider the following sequence of events: -In 1945, an 82 day long battle between US Marine and Army forces and the Imperial Japanese Army was fought in the prefecture of Okinawa. This battle was considered one of the bloodiest in the pacific and resulted in the death of almost 150,000 Okinawans, roughly a third of […]

Phenol-Sulfuric Acid Method for Carbohydrates

This video will demonstrate how to perform carbohydrate analysis using phenol-sulfuric acid method. Here is the equipment you will need. First, prepare the sample using ethanol extraction. Add 5 g of apple puree and 45 ml of 80% ethanol into the Stomacher bag. Blend the mixture using the Stomacher and then transfer the solution into […]

Researchers Study Salad Nutrition

Salad vegetables are chock full of important vitamins and nutirents. But according to a Purdue University study you won’t get much benefit without the right type and amount of salad dressing. So, in this study one of the targets for us was basically to look at salad vegetables as a primary source of carotenoids in […]

Cast Iron Pans a Good Source of Nutritional Iron?

In this video I am going to talk about cast iron pans. No, not about how great cast iron pans are and how easy they are to care for despite what you think. How, all the cool cooks have use cast iron pans (even though you never see a restaurant chef using one). No, one […]

The Only Video You’ll Ever Need to Watch About Gluten

So you’re binge-watching the Great British Bake-Off and you see this. And then you open twitter and you see this. So what gives? Is gluten good, or is gluten bad? Do you want it in your food, or don’t you? If you KNEAD an explanation, we’ve got your PROOF right here. Gluten isn’t a monster […]