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Sourdough Smells like Vinegar – Why? Safe to Eat?

People who have delved into the world of sourdough-making know that especially when you’re just starting out, sourdough can smell of a lot of things – stinky feet, vomit, and bad cheese just to name a few of the more interesting odors. It can also smell like alcohol, nail polish remover, and even vinegar. When …

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Sourdough Smells like Acetone – Why? Safe to Eat?

Sourdough Smells like Acetone? When you dabble in home fermentation, it becomes a normal occurrence to ask strange questions. Questions like, why do I smell gym socks or baby vomit in this bottle of sourdough starter? Or why does my ginger bug smell like vinegar? Questions that may seem odd to the person who’s never …

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Black Dots On Mango -What is it? Safe to Eat?

It can be strange to find black dots on the surface of your mango if you’re used to seeing the usual red-green, orange-yellow hues on your mango’s skin. But just what are those mysterious black dots and what are they doing ruining your mango’s complexion? If your mangoes have them, will they still be safe …

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Brown Lines in Mango – What is It? Safe to Eat?

Discovering brown lines on the flesh of your mangoes can understandably make you question whether it is safe to eat or not. Especially if you got a big batch of mangoes, it would be such a waste to toss them all out because of these unidentified brown lines. But of course, safety matters first. So, what’s …

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Left Cooked Chicken Out for 4 Hours – Is It Safe to Eat?

Left Cooked Chicken Out for 4 Hours – Is it Safe to Eat? Cooking chicken is a popular way to prepare a meal, but what happens if you accidentally leave it out on the counter for 4 hours? Is it still safe to eat? In this blog post, we will teach you about the dangers …

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White Spots in Ground Beef – What is It? Safe to Eat?

Ground beef that is fresh will typically be red or pink in color. Any other colors in the ground beef can lead us to think that something is wrong and that our meat has spoiled.  That wouldn’t totally be inaccurate but there are times when the change in color isn’t due to food spoilage, but …

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Cooked Chicken Left Out Overnight – Safe to Eat?

Cooked Chicken Left Out Overnight? If you have ever hosted a huge gathering, there is a high chance there were some leftovers. But with all the exhaustion that comes after, you may have left food overnight, especially chicken. If that’s the case, in the morning, you will be wondering whether it is safe to eat …

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White Strings in Ground Beef – What Is it? Safe to Eat?

Ground beef is a food staple for many homes, and while you may find the occasional bone sliver among the beef, it’s usually a dark red to deep meaty brown color with a few fatty bits. So what could cause ground beef to have white stringy bits in it? What are these strings, and are …

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Steak Turned White When Cooked-Why Is That? 4 Best Reasons

We usually think of steak as the reddest red meat out there, owing to the fact that most food experts believe that the best way to enjoy the real flavors of the steak is to retain some of that pinkness and “bloodiness” and not have it cooked to well done. In other words, the flavor …

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Ground Beef Turning Brown – Can You Still Eat It?

Fresh ground beef is typically pinkish or reddish in color. So when we find ourselves face to face with ground beef that has shades of brown in it, it is natural to question whether it is still good to eat. Browning in ground beef can’t be a good thing, right? Read on to find out. …

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