Test your nutrition IQ: Whipped Cream
By Sam McManis
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Last week, a grateful nation celebrated National Whipped Cream Day. But, we confess, every day is whipped cream day at The Quiz's house.
Take our test on this tasty and caloric treat.
1. When was National Whipped Cream Day established?
2. According to the website www.foodreference.com, no one is certain how whipped cream was created. One "origin story" put forth by the website is this ...
a) World War I pilots carried tankards of cream in the cockpit and, when the plane reached a certain velocity, the cream partly congealed and whipped to a froth.
b) Someone on horseback was carrying a half-full container of cream and riding fast and that partially whipped the cream.
c) In Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales," the Wife of Bath angrily stirred a vat of cream to make butter so vigorously that it got whipped, pleasing the townsfolk during a subsequent feast.
3. True or false: Cream must be below 50 degrees to whip; at 50 degrees or higher, it churns into butter rather than whipping.
4. One cup (60 grams) of whipped cream has 154 calories. The real crime, though, is its percentage of daily value of saturated fat, which is what?
a) 29 percent
b) 41 percent
c) 96 percent
5. Contrary to popular belief, Kraft Cool Whip does contain some cream, but its main ingredient is hydrogenated oil. Wired magazine reports it also contains polysorbate 60, which can be found in what other product?
b) Sexual lubricants
c) Both a and b.
ANSWERS: 1: a; 2: b; 3: true; 4: b; 5: c.
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Debunking common nutrition beliefs © 2008, The Sacramento Bee Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services
Debunking common nutrition beliefs
© 2008, The Sacramento Bee Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services