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How To Tell When Your Food Has Gone Bad

While the old adage, "when in doubt, throw it out" is a good rule of thumb to live by when evaluating food for freshness and safe consumption, here are more warning signs to watch for in common grocery staples.

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Eggs

The easiest way to test eggs for freshness is to place them in a bowl of cold water. If they sink to the bottom, they are very fresh. If they stand up on one end, they're somewhat old and still okay to eat. If they float to the surface, they're probably quite old and should be tossed. 


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VIDEO: Fresh Mango Salad

Dive into summer with this fresh, light and healthy mango salad!

INGREDIENTS

  • Peanuts
  • Carrot
  • Mango
  • Rocket
  • 2 limes
  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Red onion, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper

 

METHOD

  1. Lightly sautée the peanuts until golden.
  2. Take the carrots and cut into thin slices.
  3. Peel the mango and slice into thin strips.
  4. Squeeze the juice from 2 limes into a bowl, and add olive oil, soy sauce, minced onion, salt and pepper.
  5. In a bowl, toss together the mango, carrot, rocket, and lime-soy dressing.
  6. Enjoy!

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