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September 14, 2013

The Pantry Quiz #52


Multiple choice

Which of these pantry ingredients has the highest water content per 100 edible grams?

1. Raw yellow onions
2. Raw garlic
3. Ginger root
4. Mayonnaise


Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have these ingredients in your pantry.

[Last week's answer: Turmeric is a root; vanilla is seed pod; nutmeg is a nut; cinnamon is a bark.]

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Wow, GREAT question. Lydia!! I'm guessing ginger.

But now that I think about it, it might be onions.

My gut reaction is onions, but I'm sure that's affected by the volume I'm used to dealing with. I just picture the amount of fluid released when I'm grating (everything but the mayo--I've never grated mayo before ;) ) and onions *seem* like more.

I'm very curious for this one!

I think it is the onion. I am not sure that I could cook a savory dish without onions and garlic. My family loves anything with that flavor profile, especially if they are caramelized.

I go with onion too. Though I did consider ginger.. interested to find out!

Totally a guess, but I'm going to say ginger.

Onion, off course, ginger has a bit less water than onions.

1. onion
2. ginger
3. garlic
4. mayonnaise

I guess

I have had some experience with grating an onion and was completely blown away at how much water in in them.
My vote is the onion.


I'm guessing onions, and I have all of them on hand.

I'm thinking onion as well. We all know how long it can take to caramelize them because of the liquid in them. ;-)


I agree with onion (all those tears!), but I'm surprised how much liquid comes from ginger when I grate it (but not with the microplane -- would that effect taste). Now, how about potatoes?


My said it was the onion. I say it's the mayonnaise.

I think it is ginger. I juice it and put it in my water for the day....a lot comes out of those little nubs!

Tough one - ginger or onion.....onion wins because of its higher weight to volume ratio. I think.

I am going to guess it is the onion.

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