Food Additives and GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe): what does that really mean?

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Food additives that are approved for human consumption require safety analysis and regulatory approval. However, GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) substances are considered safe for consumption based on a history of common use in food or scientific evidence, or consensus among experts. Also, they are only tested on animals and not humans. Does this process perhaps need revising?

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Recipe: Whole milk ricotta

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With the price of food items increasing, have you thought about making your own cheese for a fraction of the cost that you would pay for it in the supermarket? If not, we suggest having a look at this simple Ricotta recipe.

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Recipe: Peach Crumble with Cardamom Custard

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A fruit crumble is fairly easy to make, and when in season, the taste of peaches and nectarines can surprise many at the table. Also, the cardamom-and-honey-based custard does make a difference when serving this dessert.

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Introduction to: The Ketogenic Diet (Part 1)

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The ketogenic diet is designed to induce a metabolic state known as ketosis, where the body's primary source of energy shifts from carbohydrates to fats. Its first application was helping with epilepsy and reducing seizures. If a ketogenic diet is able to help with such a serious condition, we should wonder about the positive effects it might have on those who are already healthy.

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