Category Archives: Health

Do not refrigerate tomatoes

Tomatoes lose flavor below 50 deg. F

An international group of horticulturalists has published an extensive study in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” looking at the effects of refrigeration on” flavor” compounds in tomatoes.cherry_tomatoes

They say: “Chilling fruits at temperatures below 12 degrees Celsius hampers enzymes that help synthesize flavor-imparting volatile compounds, resulting in relatively fresh but insipid fruits.”  Read on

FDA Warnings

Superbug outbreak warning

At issue is a specialized endoscope inserted down the throats of about 500,000 patients annually to treat cancers, gallstones and other ailments of the digestive system.  This devise is hard to clean. The warning came after detection of the drug-resistant “superbug” incident the UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center 2014 fall.  The cause is the uncleaned duodenoscope shown below. Read on


FDA sets standards on fruits, vegetables

Illness caused by tainted food among the reasons for safety rules. Read on