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Food IQ Quiz #3

Food IQ Quiz #3

Take this quick quiz and see how much you know about the food you eat...

1. Coconut, sesame and ground nut are all types of what?

Answer: Oil

Refined oil - Refined means that the oil has been extracted and/or “purified” by using some type of chemical or high heat process. These processes produce more oil than other methods and refined oils are much cheaper. Oils are refined to filter and remove harmful contaminants, bleach, and/or deodorise the oil. It also results in oil with a longer shelf life, but the process of refining oils degrades the oil, removing its phytonutrients and antioxidants.

Cold pressed oil - Cold pressing is a process of extracting oil through pressing and grinding the nut, fruit, or seed. The temperature cannot rise above 120°F (49°C). Cold pressed oils retain their aroma, nutrients, and flavour. These oils are also more delicate and should be stored in dark bottles away from heat and light. Cold pressed oils are the most nutrient dense and beneficial for skin care and consumption, but come with a higher price tag.

Are vegetable oils good for you?

2. In food, what does UHT mean on the carton?

Answer: Ultra Heat Treatment

The birth of high heat treatment and canning as a means of preserving food began in France in the early 1800s. By 1839, tin-coated steel containers were widely in use. In the 1960s, building on this early food conservation technology, Tetra Pak pioneered its own continuous UHT process and aseptic packaging systems, and so kick-started the growth of the UHT milk segment.

In UHT treatment, the goal is to maximise the destruction of microorganisms while minimising the chemical changes in the product. That means finding the optimal combination of temperature and processing time for different types of food.

3. What is tofu made of?

Answer: Soya beans

Tofu is made by coagulating soy milk and pressing the resulting curds. Although pre-made soy milk may be used, some tofu producers make their own soy milk by soaking, grinding, boiling and straining dried (or, less commonly, fresh) soybeans.

4. Which of the following is a whole grain?

Answer: Popcorn

A whole grain includes the entire grain seed, or kernel. Examples of whole grains are popcorn, wild rice, buckwheat, bulgur, millet, oatmeal, rolled oats, brown rice, and whole-grain barley, rye, and wheat. These foods may be eaten by themselves or found as ingredients in such foods as bread, cereals, and crackers. Multigrain bread usually is not 100% whole grain.

5. What is the main ingredient used in guacamole?

The avocado (Persea Americana) originated in south-central Mexico, sometime between 7,000 and 5,000 B.C. Archaeologists in Peru have found domesticated avocado seeds buried with Incan mummies dating back to 750 B.C. and there is evidence that avocados were cultivated in Mexico as early as 500 B.C.

Studies have shown that eating avocado or avocado oil with vegetables can dramatically increase the number of antioxidants you take in.

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