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Lettuce – No oil, No point

In fast food meals Iceberg lettuce adds structure, texture and a pale flash of contrasting colour. Crisp, green and low in calories it must be good for you, right? Only if you drench it in oil. Undressed lettuce is fairly pointless, nutritionally speaking.  A quarter of...

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05 February
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Angel Delight: Too good to be true?

"Hey, do you remember XYZ?" is a very cheap way to start an internet dialogue. However, this instance has value-added chemistry in it. Come with me to tea-time treats out of a packet. North Americans call it "pudding". Not much of a ring to it. British-types...

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16 October