December 27, 2010

Yum, Jelloware

1 Edible Jell-O Cups to Be Produced

If the design company The Way We See The World has their way, then you'll have the option of drinking from Jelloware, an edible glass made of Jell-O! Treehugger reports that the tasty glass could be a great alternative to disposable cups at festivals or parties. If you don't want to eat your Jell-O drinking glass, then you can toss it on the ground where it will degrade and help grass grow. According to the design company, Jelloware would be made of agar agar and cast in different complementary drink flavors like lemon-basil, ginger-mint or rosemary-beet. The design company is currently taking donations at Kickstarter to help make their Jelloware dream a reality.

More at Treehugger | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Jello Instant Pudding Calorie Counter

Tags: Jelloware, Jell-O, Cups Made from Jell-O, Jello Drinking Glasses, Eco Disposable Cups, Green Party Glasses, agar agar, lemon-basil, ginger-mint

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Chocolate Too

2 Scientists Decode Genome of the Strawberry

A team of international scientists have sequenced the genome for the wild strawberry, which will lead to a better breeding of the fruit to develop a generation of “super strawberries” that resist pests, smells better, tolerates heat, requires less fertilizer, has a longer shelf life, tastes better and has an improved appearance. The scientists accomplished this by breaking the DNA into millions of short segments which were then sequenced individually and reassembled. Because the wild strawberry is closely related to other crops such as peaches, apples and raspberries, the genetic map may also help breeders of these crops to produce new varieties. Like your strawberries dipped in chocolate? The same group sequenced the genome for a type of cacao that makes fine chocolate, too.

More at Red Orbit | Posted 7 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Organic Strawberries Have Higher Vitamin C Content, Dirty Dozen Produce Has More Pesticides

Tags: Chocolate, Fruit, Strawberries, Food Science

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Lots of Bacon and Sausage

3 Fast Food Restaurants Plan Changes for 2011

Major fast food chains are making plans for the upcoming year which are not good for your health or pocketbook. The restaurants are planning to “beef” up their menu with higher fat and higher calorie options and many also intend to increase prices to offset costs. Breakfast is the meal with the most changes, with bacon and sausage being featured predominantly. Burger King, for example, will be launching the “Ultimate Breakfast Platter” which will consist of scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, 3 pancakes and a biscuit which will contribute 1,310 calories and 72 grams of fat. Dunkin Donuts, Taco Bell, and Cinnabon are also offering new items for their breakfast menus. For later meals, Papa John’s is expanding its gourmet pizzas to include one with six cheeses and double bacon.

More at LA Times | Posted 7 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Burger Diet Increases Asthma in Kids

Tags: Breakfast, Burger King, Calories, Fast Food, High Fat, Sausage

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