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January 25, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #71

The Pantry Quiz

Do You Know?

This pantry ingredient eats sugar and turns it into gas. What is it?

__________

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

[Last week's answer: Ketchup actually has the highest amount of lycopene.]

You can find most answers to The Pantry Quiz by using the search box at right, at the top of the page, to hunt for clues. Come back next Saturday for the answer to today's quiz question.

January 18, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #70

Lycopene-collage

Multiple Choice

As it's early in the year and we're still sticking to our eat-healthy resolutions (aren't we?), let's talk about lycopene, an antioxidant that might help to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and macular degeneration. Which of the following pantry ingredients contains the highest amount of lycopene?

1. Ginger root
2. Ketchup
3. Lemon
4. Canned chopped tomatoes

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January 11, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #69

Dried mushrooms

Multiple Choice

I always have dried mushrooms in a jar in my pantry. I love to use them, and the soaking liquid in which they're reconstituted, to enrich soups and stews. Which one of the following is not a real variety of edible dried mushroom?

1. Paddy straw
2. Chilean bolete
3. Rusty red
4. Black trumpet

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January 4, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #68

The Pantry Quiz.

What's in a Name?

The name of this herb, made popular in a Simon and Garfunkel song, comes from a Latin word for sea dew.

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