Why are These Types of Foods Stolen? - Part 1 – Food Variety 23

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

All of us might know that groceries face loss of their foods in great number, in some degrees due to spoilage.

Fig 01- One of biggest groceries in the USA, Walmart

In respect to economic value, the food waste costs US$ 15 billion every year as estimated by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA, 2020). The estimate was applied to supermarket or groceries only.

If we include to households, restaurants and other business in food industry, then we will see the total food lost per year in America with astonishing amounts of money, about US$ 162 billion annually.

Fig 02- Some chocolates on the shelf

Fig 03- Cheese in Walmart.

Food lost has occurred in many stages of food chains, include in the following levels of:

- producers (farmers)

- sellers (groceries and supermarkets)

- food service (restaurants)

- consumers (households)

- transportation

- storage.

# To be continued to Part 2

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Jersey Giant Roosters Look Like Hens – Critter 19

Saturday, October 15, 2022

We have less than 10 of Jersey Giant breeding at our backyard, just for fun and for daily eggs supply.

Fig 01- Two Jersey Giant Roosters in yard

Then, we tried to add two more hens. By glance looking, we thought they are hens physically.

Unfortunately, after a while, we understand that they are not hens but roosters. Their age about 5 months old.

How do we know?

We have one rooster; this original rooster is not happy with two new roosters. He is chasing them constantly.

Fig 02- A black rooster

Fig 03- A brown rooster at yard

Fig 04- A rooster at fence

Since this happen every day, the original rooster and his hens are not happy, tend to stress.

Quite surprising for me that this stress condition leads to less and less egg production daily.

In case you don’t know, this breed is American domestic breed from state of New Jersey, one of the largest breeds in America. The breed may lay eggs until 200 eggs per year.

Have you known about Jersey Giant breed chicken?

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May Drink Coffee Regularly Improve Healthy Heart? - Part 2 - Heart 8

Thursday, October 13, 2022

You may read previous post (Part 1):

- May Drink Coffee Regularly Improve Healthy Heart? - Part 1 - Heart 8 | Tanza Erlambang Update

Fig 01- A cup of coffee

I just found from internet, the source mentioned about many positive effects of coffee, few are:

- lower risk Parkinson’s diseases

- protecting from type 2 diabetes

- lowe risk liver diseases (cancers)

- decrease depression

- increase cognitive ability

Fig 02- Cafe du Monde, a famous and oldest coffee shop in New Orleans

In respect to heart, drinking coffee daily may link to lower risk of:

- stroke (disturbance of blood vessels connects to brain)

- coronary artery diseases (heart diseases) and heart failure

Fig 03- Starbucks coffee (cappuccino)

Many young healthy Americans consider coffee as one of good diets now days. It might be the reason why we found coffee shops at any corners.

Fig 04- A simple coffee with light milk at office

Those who face with negative effects, deem “De-caffeine” coffee as healthy diet as well.

How about you?

Do you drink coffee regularly?

If so, how many cups of coffee you drink per day?

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From Caterpillar to Monarch Butterfly – Critter 18

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

At our yards, I always see caterpillar eat our plant leaves “happily.” I noticed they disappear after a while.

Fig 01- Caterpillar on leaves.

Since they are never in great number, hence, our leaves and plants could “survive” very well.

In case you forget, just to remind all of us, the four stages of butterfly metamorphosis are:

1- eggs

2- caterpillar or larvae

3- pupae

4- butterfly

Fig 02- Butterfly on the flowers of a plant

Fig 03- Monarch butterfly, plant insides room

I took pictures just for fun. First photo, caterpillar crawling on the leave, may complete its cycle about 10 to 14 days.

Total four stages of Monarch butterfly life cycles take about 30 days. Then, the Monarch could live for about 9 months.

This kind of butterfly is common in our state of Louisiana. We may see them fly around in the park or garden during Spring to late Summer.

Unfortunately, Monarch population is decreasing, and enlisted as endangered species by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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May Yogurt Reduce Risk of Heart Diseases? - Part 1 – Heart 11

Sunday, October 9, 2022

We all know that yogurt is good for our health. In fact, yogurt is a functional food which provides health benefit more than common foods.

Fig 01- Frozen yogurt with fruit

I consume yogurt sometimes, the consumption little bit increase, especially during hot season.

As you might know that Yogurt is a good source of:

- minerals (calcium, potassium, magnesium)

- vitamins (B6 and B12)

- low calories

- protein

- heart healthy fat and probiotics

Fig 02- Meal, just for illustration

Three main minerals are calcium, potassium and magnesium. Two vitamin are B6 and B12.

Fig 03- Greek yogurt with cherry flavor

Probiotic may mean gut flora which are good bacteria in the certain foods to make our gut or digestive system healthier, and even to lower risk of several chronic diseases.

Yogurt in the market might be added by some kinds of important microbes, but at least contain two bacteria:

- Lactobacillus bulgaricus

- Streptococcus thermophilus

# To be continued to Part 2

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Snails as One of Popular Seafood – Sign 21

Thursday, October 6, 2022

I believe you know about popular French dish called as “escargot.” It is an appetizer from cooked snails.

Fig 01- Yellow snails, one of popular snails

Yellow snails also called as golden snails or apple snails, there are about 120 species in the world.

Sure, there is different between Yellow (Apple) snails and French’s escargot in respect to habitats:

- Yellow (Apple) snails live in freshwater

- French’s escargot is a land snail.

Do Louisiana people consume Yellow (Apple) snails as seafood?

Fig 02- Seafood restaurant, waiting for order

Fig 03- Snails in the icebox

Yes, some people of Louisiana like Yellow (Apple) snails, especially Asian community in the state.

Back to Asian regions, snails live in the water of paddy fields, hence they are pest for rice.

Since the snails rich in protein, farmers start to consume them, then to be wisdom habits:

- delicious seafood

- pests control

Have you tried to eat snails?

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Have You Tasted Pistachio Muffins? - Part 1 – Food Variety 22

Monday, October 3, 2022

My favorite is regular banana muffins. I saw green muffin in a grocery recently. Actually, this kind of muffin is available during the Saint Patrick’s day.

Fig 01- Slices of green muffins

Its called as “Pistachio Muffins.” The price is a little bit expensive compared to regular ones.

4 counts regular sizes of muffin costs (price may varies from one grocery to other ones):

- US$ 5.18 for Pistachio muffins

- US$ 3.98 for regular (banana) muffins

Many people said Pistachio is a nut, actually its seed produced by Pistachio trees. Tall of trees could reach 33 feet (10 meters).

Fig 02- Myrtle flower, just for illustration

Fig 03- Pistachio muffin.

The tree is native to middle east or central Asia, but now, well grown in the states of:

- California, most trees grow in this state

- Arizona

- New Mexico

California is the main producer of Pistachio seed in the USA. Almost a half of 58 counties in California has grown Pistachio trees. Totally about 99% of commercial Pistachio comes from this state.

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