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The Strange Story of Pringles

Pringles is undoubtedly one of the world's most recognizable snack brands. But the account of how these ubiquitous chips came into existence is a fascinating story ... and not widely unknown. The story goes that, in 1956, consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble, tired of complaints that their existing potato chips were often found to be greasy, stale, and broken, looked to a man named Fredric Baur to solve the problem. Baur, using his expertise as a chemist, … [Read more...]

Tips For a Healthier Coffee Habit

To many of us, a day without coffee is a day without sunshine. Coffee is liquid sunshine. A hot cup of good coffee is comforting. It is energizing. The warm cup in our hand feels like we are hanging-up being with a good friend. Coffee always seems to be there when we need it and even when we don't. Bottom line: We coffee lovers need our coffee. Yet, many health experts criticize the coffee habit that many people have. They would rather that coffee lovers breakup their … [Read more...]

Chia Seeds: A Pet Plant and an Ultra-Healthy Food

Chia is one of the most useful plants in the Northern Hemisphere. Chia is cultivated in Guatemala, southern and central Mexico, and the southern regions of the United States. Though most Americans associated 'Chia' with the fun potted plants called 'Chia Pets', in Mexico and South America chia is better known as an ultra-healthy food, especially the chia seed. And, in case you are wondering, the 'Chia Pets' really is the chia plant you can eat. Recently, chia seeds have … [Read more...]

The History of the Cookie (The One You Can Eat)

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a cookie as a “small flat or slightly raised cake”. Merriam Webster also defines a cookie as "a small file or part of a file stored on a World Wide Web user's computer". That type of cookie is not much fun to put in your mouth. What we are going to talk about is the history of the cookie you can eat. To begin with, 'a cookie', to many people (especially those who grew up in another country) is an unfamiliar … [Read more...]

Brief History Of Barley

Barley is stated by historians to be the oldest of all cultivated grains. It seems to have been the principal bread plant among the ancient Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans. The Jews especially held the grain in high esteem, and sacred history usually uses it interchangeably with wheat, when speaking of the fruits of the earth. Among the early Greeks and Romans, barley was almost the only food of the common people and the soldiers. The flour was made into gruel, after the … [Read more...]