Test Your Food Know-How with Kowalski's

The more you know about food, the better you get to eat. Kowalski's Nutritionist Susan Moores, MS, RD, offers up these questions to test your food know-how!

1) How long can you properly keep refrigerated eggs?

A. They should be tossed once they pass the "sell by" date on the carton
B. 1 week after the "sell by" date on the carton.
C. 5 weeks after the "sell by" date on the carton.
D. Don't eat eggs – it's too risky.

ANSWER: C. 5 weeks past the "sell by" date. Keep them in the carton inside your refrigerator vs. inside the door. They'll last much longer.


2) Besides calcium, which bone-building nutrients are in milk?

A. vitamin D
B. vitamin K
C. Magnesium
D. Vitamin C

ANSWER: B. Vitamin K


3) What's the most popular variety of apples in the US?

A. Granny Smith
B. Red Delicious
C. HoneyCrisp

ANSWER: B. Red Delicious.


4) Which of these foods is not a whole grain?

A. 12-Grain Bread
B. Popcorn
C. Brown Rice
D. All of them are whole grains

ANSWER: A. 12-Grain Bread. Check the ingredient list. In order to be a whole grain, the first ingredient has to be a whole-grain such as whole wheat, rolled oats, whole grain rye, etc.


5) TRUE OR FALSE: When a recipe calls for alcohol as an ingredient, you can count on all the alcohol "cooking off."

ANSWER: False. Up to one-third of the alcohol (wine, beer, brandy, etc.) remains in the recipe.


6) TRUE OR FALSE: Cold weather makes you hungry.

ANSWER: True. When the temperature outside drops, so does our body temperature. Eating revs up our metabolism. Our brains tend to send out signals for hot, comforting foods.


7) Which product has the most caffeine?

A. 5-Hour Energy (1.9 oz.)
B. Monster Energy Drink (16 oz.)
C. Red Bull (8 oz.)
D. Commercial barista-brewed coffee (16 oz.)

ANSWER: D. Commercial coffee (barista brewed). It has at least one-third more than all the others. 5-Hour Energy has 210 mg caffeine per 1.9 oz. bottle, Monster has 160 mg caffeine per can, Red Bull has 80 mg caffeine per can, and 16 oz. of commercial coffee has a whopping 330 mg of caffeine.

For more information on healthy foods, along with classes and resources, visit our Good Foods for Good Health page.

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