Apples are among the most popular fruits globally and are often eaten raw. They are believed to have many health benefits. They are low in calorie too. Apples are an important ingredient in many desserts, such as apple pie, apple crumble, apple crisp and apple cake. They are often eaten baked or stewed, and they can also be dried and eaten or reconstituted (soaked in water, alcohol or some other liquid) for later use. Puréed apples are generally known as apple sauce. Apples are also made into apple butter and apple jelly. Apples can be canned or juiced. They are milled to produce apple cider (non-alcoholic, sweet cider) and filtered for apple juice. The juice can be fermented to make cider (alcoholic, hard cider), ciderkin, and vinegar. Through distillation, various alcoholic beverages can be produced, such as applejack, Calvados and apple wine.
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Bananas are classified either as dessert bananas (meaning they are yellow and fully ripe when eaten) or as green cooking bananas. Bananas are the staple starch of many tropical populations. Depending upon cultivar and ripeness, the flesh can vary in taste from starchy to sweet, and texture from firm to mushy. Both skin and inner part can be eaten raw or cooked.
Bananas are eaten raw as a fruit. Bananas are eaten deep fried, baked, or steamed in rice wrapped in a banana leaf. Banana chips are a snack produced from sliced dehydrated or fried banana or plantain, which have a dark brown color and an intense banana taste. Dried bananas are also ground to make banana flour.
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Bird eggs are a common food and one of the most versatile ingredients used in cooking. They are important in many branches of the modern food industry. The most commonly used bird eggs are those from the chicken. Duck and goose eggs, and smaller eggs such as quail eggs are occasionally used as a gourmet ingredient, as are the largest bird eggs, from ostriches.
Most commercially produced chicken eggs intended for human consumption are unfertilized, since the laying hens are kept without roosters.
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Bread and Bread Calories
Bread is a staple food prepared by cooking a dough of flour and water and possibly more ingredients. Doughs are usually baked, but in some cuisines breads are steamed, fried, or baked on an unoiled skillet. It may be leavened or unleavened. Salt, fat and leavening agents such as yeast and baking soda are common ingredients, though bread may contain other ingredients, such as milk, egg, sugar, spice, fruit, vegetables, nuts or seeds.
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We all know the importance of warming up before exercise, and we all know that it’s something we’re supposed to do. However that doesn’t stop us from often overlooking it, as over-cautious, as something that isn’t as glamorous or as exciting as running or lifting weights. This is a serious mistake however, as warming up before exercise is actually one of the most efficient ways to ensure we avoid injuring ourselves (which can in itself prove a large setback for our training and exercise goals) as well as helping us to get the most from our workouts and perform better than we otherwise would. The importance of warming up before exercise is not only about health then, but also about reaching maximum performance. Furthermore many people may be unaware of the importance of cooling down which can also make a difference when it comes to avoiding injury and capitalising on your hard training.
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