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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Test your nutrition IQ: Baby carrots

By Sam McManis



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Are baby carrots the next Justin Bieber? You know, a teen phenomenon? That might be overstating it slightly, but a group of carrot farmers has hired a slick marketing group to promote the "snack" to kids, even going so far as packaging the carrots like junk food and producing an "extreme sport" TV ad.

Thanks to the folks at the World Carrot Museum (www.carrotmuseum.com), we can pretend to be hip and quiz you on baby carrots.

1. There are two types of baby carrots, the museum says: "true" and "manufactured." What defines a "true" baby carrot?

a) They are harvested much earlier than normal-size carrots and have a telltale "shoulder" on each carrot.

b) The seeds used to grow the carrots are first chemically treated to shrink sprouting capacity.

c) They are planted in nonenriched soil and are given a minimum amount of hydration during growing, essentially stunting their growth.

2. How are "manufactured" baby carrots processed?

a) Standard carrots are put in an industrial shredder and reduced to pulp. Then the pulp is poured into individual cylinders, along with water, and molded by heat.

b) Farmers use an industrial green bean cutter, shaping the carrots into 5-centimeter lengths. Then the carrots are placed into an industrial potato peeler to be shaped.

c) Scientists, using hybrid gene splicing, have genetically bred a tubular carrot that grows sans skin.

3. Who was the so-called "inventor" of baby carrots?

a) Aaron ("Shorty") Wagner, a farmer in Germany.

b) Dr. Horace Wheelwright, a horticulturist in Sweden.

c) Mike Yurosek, a farmer in Newhall, Calif.

4. What was the motivation for the invention of baby carrots in the 1980s?

a) The inventor's children found full-size carrots too difficult to hold.

b) The inventor was tired of throwing out 400 tons of carrots a day because they were too aesthetically undesirable (knobby or twisted).

c) The inventor, a toy train enthusiast, wanted to stack the miniaturized carrots on his railroad cars to add verisimilitude to his hobby.

5. True or false: Manufactured baby carrots are not as nutritious as full whole carrots, because many nutrients are lost when the skin is peeled.

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ANSWERS: 1: a; 2: b; 3: c; 4: b; 5: true (but a peeled full-size carrot is virtually the same as a baby carrot).

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Previously:

Frankenfish, and other genetically modified foods
Focus on beverages
Portion size guidelines
Supplements to avoid
Valerian root
Bananas
Foods that make you feel full
Quercetin
Avoiding iodine deficiency
All about Vitamin K
Whey, or whey not?
Inflammation and anti-inflammatory foods
All about broccoli rabe
The facts on celery
Sunflower seeds
Zinc about it
Honey in the raw
Carrots
Refined sugar
On choline
Omega-3
Toxins in food
Pistachios
Plums
Check your beer smarts
Snack attack
A quinoa quiz
Next ‘super food’: Maqui
Broccoli's bad rap
Foods that cause macular degeneration
Decoding the nutrition claims
Amino-acids
Veggie Burgers
The lowdown on soy sauce and sodium
What do you know about hot dogs?
Yogurt
Spit out that gum? Not so quick
Lose weight without exercise — no, really!
Barbecue season
All things B12
Sweet potato ranks No. 6
Melatonin, foods and sleep
Cinnamon and health
All things avocado
Stevia and its rival artificial sweeteners
High water content foood and obesity
All things sodium
Curing a cold
Grapes
The latest nutritional research test
Can you tell whether your food is safe?
Eating large quantities of protein daily builds muscle mass?
Potatoes
Can diet help reflux disease?
Basic food choices
Cruciferous veggies
Chocolate truths
How what you eat impacts how you feel
What fingernails reveal about your overall health
Health busters that aren't
High-protein diets
Peanut butter
Dietary calcium
Carbs

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