Category: Food safety

Don’t Get Stuck in the Oil Aisle

olive oil poured on cucumbers

  There are some different salad and cooking oils appearing on the grocery shelves before Pesach, ones that aren’t usually sold during the rest of the year (or at least not in abundance). They are available, primarily, for the benefit of Ashkenazi consumers

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The Ins and Outs of Buying and Storing Garlic in Israel

garlic drying

That stinky bulb of garlic, yes -the one that gives you the dreaded “garlic breath” –  plays a major role in Israeli cuisine. Ubiquitous in Israeli supermarkets, green grocers, and open air markets, heads (bulbs) of garlic are sold loose, in

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Is THIS Food For You? Here’s how to decipher the ingredients, so YOU can decide

When we became savvy about traditional food and more aware of the dangers of many manufactured food products we overhauled our whole diet and pantry. Since we are more careful about the foods we buy, we study ingredient lists to

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Is “Gush Katif” Bug-Free Israeli Produce Safe to Eat?

Kosher With No Certificate, an article appearing online in Globes on June 19, 2014 and in the Sunday, June 22, 2014 Business & Finance section of The Jerusalem Post (where I saw it) answered a question that I’ve had for

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Water Fluoridation in Israel – Is Health Minister German’s new policy a good thing?

Health minister Yael German recently signed legislation making water fluoridation in Israel optional and not mandatory for each municipality (except in very low population localities), to take affect within a year. Today’s Jerusalem Post English edition carries a very biased

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