True or False

  1. Additives may be natural or artificial. Natural additives are manufactured from natural sources. Examples of natural additives are lecithin derived from soybeans or corn.
  2. Food allergies are less of a problem than food intolerance. In the latter, consumption of some foods by certain individuals, could trigger stomach cramps, fatigue, diarrhea without affecting the body’s immune system.
  3. Chocolate is the most common allergen amongst children and adults.
  4. Edible Ice is another name for ice chips made from water for dehydrated patients to chew.
  5. Chimichurri is a sauce from Latin America that is used on grilled meats.
  6. Peri-Peri is an African hot sauce.
  7. Baobab is a new food ingredient.
  8. Persimmon is an exotic spice used in Thai cooking.
  9. Quinoa is the newest low calorie sweetener.

Answers to “Did You Know” on page 19

  1. True.
  2. True.
  3. False. Cow’s milk, egg, wheat and soy are the most common allergens in children, while tree nuts, fish, shellfish and peanut allergies are most likely to affect adults.
  4. False. Edible ice refers to products including water ice, ice cream, milk ice, dairy ice cream, fruit ice, sorbet and any similar foods such as iced smoothies and products of which edible ice is a component and that are consumed in their frozen state.
  5. True.
  6. True.
  7. True. Baobab is an exotic new fruit ingredient, used in products like cereal bars, smoothies and other foods.
  8. False. Persimmon is a tropical fruit, which is finding its way into yogurts and beverages.
  9. False. Quinoa is a grain, very high in protein, with all eight essential amino acids. It can be used in gluten-free products and is easy to prepare; similar to preparing rice.