If you’re like me, you assumed that raw nuts were indeed raw. Well, when it comes to California almonds at least, we were wrong. These “raw” almonds are actually pasteurized at 165F, hardly raw. Check out this interesting article in The Salt for the complete low-down on so-called raw almonds.
My friend send me the link to this neat art project on Colossal last night. It’s a variety of foods cut into precise 2.5 centimetre cubes and photographed. It looks like there’s some other neat art projects on the site as well. Things like biodegradable utensils that look like vegetables and common foods painted to disguise them as other foods.
You guys, I am so addicted to this Health I.Q. app. Forget trivia crack. This is where it’s at. Just a bunch of nutrition and health-related quizzes. You earn points and see how you scored in comparison to everyone else. You can even redeem your points for healthish awards (I’ve got my eye on a three-month subscription to Nature Box). Questions are all vetted by healthcare professionals so they’re generally pretty good. If you do take exception to any of them you can dispute it after you answer. There are also discussion boards (which are not moderated by the healthcare professionals so don’t trust everything you read on them) where you can see tips from others and add your own on various topics. It’s a pretty fun way to test your knowledge and pick-up some new information while you’re at it.
On the heels of my post about the new Arctic Apple on Wednesday, another post on the subject on Real Agriculture. I love this post by Debra Murphy. Thanks to a couple of my twitter friends for sharing it!
This collection of photographs of school lunches from around the world has been shared on twitter and facebook a lot. On the off chance that you haven’t seen it yet it’s interesting and mouth-watering. It’s sad to see the American school lunch. Even sadder to know that Canada doesn’t have a national school lunch program. However, it’s nice to see that some countries have nutritious and appealing school lunches. We can only hope that North America will learn from their examples.