Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Various Materials That Are Used For Food Packaging

Food packaging has several advantages. Firstly, it helps in providing a proper barrier between the contaminants from the surrounding and the product. Secondly, it ensures hygiene and reduces food contamination to a large extent. There are various kinds of packaging and some of them help to extend the life of certain foods. At the same time it enables efficient and safe transportation. Packaging helps customers to get valuable information about the packaged food. It includes expiry date, instructions for use, manufacturing date and other details. During the transportation of the product, packaging prevents it from getting crushed or spoiled. Various kinds of food require different types of packaging. The legal requirements should be met by all the food packages.
There are several materials that are used for packaging of foods. Paper, fiberboards, aluminum, glass and steel are some of the common packing materials. Each of these has its own unique properties and advantages. Paper is known to be one of the most common packaging materials. For transport packaging, corrugated cardboard is used widely. This is one of the most environmental friendly packaging materials, easy to recycle and also biodegradable.
Steel is another commonly used packaging material for food. It is long lasting and reliable as well as recyclable. It helps in saving energy and resource through the process of steel recycle. Aluminum is used for packaging especially for laminates, cans and foils. Aluminum foil is used for packaging tiffins. Aluminum is a scrap metal and it can be recycled easily.
Plastic is also being used for several food packaging and today it has become very common. Not only in the food industry, the use of plastic is spread in various industries. In comparison to other packaging materials, plastic is easy to use and offers several advantages. There are various kinds of plastic which provides reliable and sturdy application. It is also versatile, cost effective, light weight and practical. The recyclability future depends on the kind of plastic being used.
 The industry of food packaging is constantly growing and its demand is also ever increasing in the world. With the increasing population more and more people have started using packaged foods, thus increasing the demands like anything. Packaging foods are safe and they are also ideal for the consumption of children.
Biodegradable food packaging has now emerged considerably in the market. There are various kinds of biodegradable trays, biodegradable food containers, biodegradable plastics that are being used for packaging of foods. These kinds of containers are used for protecting foods from contaminants and transportation. They are also used for the purposes of delivering and storing of food. For canned foods and dairy products these containers are very ideal.
There are two kinds of machine sous vide that are used for sealing food packages. Suction device is the most commonly used machine sous vide. Seal-a-Meal systems and Food Saver make use of this technology because of its cheap prices.
Machine sous vide is easy to use and various procedures are used for a variety of foods. If you want to know about machine sous vide in details then you should surf the on-line websites. These machines are used only with special bags that are designed to pack foods. When you put the end of the packets in the machine, it sucks the air and sealed the bag using a heating technique.

Friday, January 11, 2008

History of Inegol Kofte

In 19th century, about 80 years ago, some Turkish people immigrated to Bursa from Filibe-Pazarcik in Bulgaria. They were cooking small grilled meatballs and then opened a restaurant and starts selling these meatballs as “Inegol Kofte”. People enjoyed Inegol Kofte and from now on it’s become a delicious, signature Bursa-Inegol meal.
The secret of Inegol Kofte is the mixture of the ground meat and kneading it.
It’s generally made by mixing lamb and ground beef and without adding spice it’s kneaded and left in the fridge for 1-2 nights.

Inegol Kofte'nin Tarihi

19. yuzyilda, yaklasik 80 yil once Bulgaristan topraklarinda bulunan Filibe-Pazarcik sehrinden goc edip Bursa’ya yerlesen Turklerin yaptiklari kucuk izgara kofte, daha sonra yine gocmenler tarafindan acilan dukkanda "Inegöl Koftesi" adiyla satilmaya baslanmistir.Bu lezzetli kofte Bursa ve Inegol ile ozdeslesmistir.
Inegol Kofte’nin sirri, et karisiminda ve etin yogrulmasinda gizlidir.
Genelde koyun ve dana kiymasinin karisimindan yapilir, baharat koyulmadan yogurulup, 1-2 gece buzdolabinda bekletilir.
Inegol Kofte, Turkiye’nin her yaninda bulabileceginiz cok sevilen geleneksellesmis bir tad olmustur.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Aspartam (Dusuk Kalorili Tatlandirici)

Aspartam cay sekerinden 200 kat daha tatli olan, sakarin icermeyen ve iki amino asit + bir metanolden meydana gelen bir tatlandiricidir(aspartyl-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester) . Aspartam etler, tahillar ve sut urunleri de dahil olmak uzere butun proteinli gidalarda doğal olarak bulunur. Mutfakta ve pisirme amacli kullanmak icin uygun degildir. Cunku isitildigi zaman genelde yapisi bozulur ve seker oraninin cogunu kaybeder. Seker hastalari tarafindan kullanilan tatlandiricilardan biridir.
Ayrica kilo almak istemeyen ya da vermeye calisanlar icin de popular bir tatlandiricidir. Aspartamain tadi seker ile ortusmez, oyle ki aspartamin seker tadi daha uzun surede algilanir ve etkisi sekerden daha uzun surer.
Aspartamin sebep oldugu saglik sorunlari: kirginlik, halsizlik, bas agrisi, depresyon, endise, bas donmesi, hafiza kaybi, unutkanlik, gorme sorunlari, hiperaktivite, migren, agresiflik ve uyku sorunlari….
Aspartamin kullanimi cocuklar ve hamile olan bayanlar icin uygun degildir.
Aspartamin kanserojen etkiye sahip oldugu one surulmekle beraber, tam olarak kesin kanit bulunamamistir ve uzerinde calismalar hala devam etmektedir.

Mosaic Cake (Mozaik Pasta)

1 lb Petit Beurre or Social thin tea biscuits 10 tbsp brown/white sugar 7-8 tbsp butter/margarine, melted ½ cup milk ½ cup walnuts/peca...