Sticker labels on fruits actually tell you how the fruits were grown- whether organically grown or conventionally grown with pesticides and herbicides and the genetically engineered fruits.
CONVENTIONAL FRUIT LABELS
Four digits and does not start with 9
** mostly starting with the digit 4
ORGANIC FRUIT LABELS
Five digits and starts with number 9
GENETICALLY MODIFIED FRUITS
Start with the digit 8
**This is good to know because stores aren't obligated to tell you if a fruit has been genetically modified.
For more info about GMO check these sites.
Genetically Modified Foods
Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful
Okay, so if you come across an apple in the store and has a sticker label 4922, it's conventional apple grown with herbicides and pesticides.
If it has a sticker 99222, it's organic and safe to eat.
If it says 89222, then RUN!!! It has been genetically modified. GMO)
So next time you go shopping, remember make your choices on what to buy.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I've fried chicken skin which is called chicken chicharon. I've turned them into an Edible Bowl. This wrapping concept was from my friend Robert . He did fish wrapped in chicken skin, it's been a while that i couldn't remember if he fried them or baked.
Well, i did my version. I wrapped tilapia fillet and frog legs with chicken skin and fried them. Served along with my Fiery Tomato Salsa . It not only added a crunch but it kept the frog legs and fish moist and the best part of it all, the skin added another layer of flavor which is so good.
My daughter loves the frog legs and what a wonderful way to serve tilapia or any kind of fish fillet for that matter.
So, there! another way to make use of those chicken skin, oh in moderation... okay. You don't make this dish every single day so you'll be fine.;)
I don't have any specific measurements or specific ingredients, "recipe" for this dish. This is more of a concept and method. It's pretty much a straight forward dish and so forgiving that you can do it your way. Add spices of your choice then fry.
The only imperative step you should do is to secure the skin with toothpicks to make sure they stay on to the meat as they are frying. Remove the toothpick right before serving. Enjoy!!!!