Mycologists – scientists who study fungi – estimate there are up to five million species of fungi on Earth. Of these, only about 2%, or 100,000 species, have been formally described. So where are the other 98% of fungi hiding?
There are many rules in food safety lore, some that have a basis in fact, and some that are purely grounded in convenience. But it’s important to look at the evidence to see which category common rules fall under.
The Christmas countdown has begun in earnest and many Australians are now braving the supermarkets to buy the centrepiece of most feasts – a turkey.
The short answer is that it’s a lot safer than not cutting it off.
Milk is a highly nutritious food, and an important source of amino acids and minerals such as phosphorus and calcium, which contributes to bone health.
The 2016 outbreak of Salmonella in leafy greens was cause for concern for many Australians.
This time of year, most fridges are stocked up with food and drinks to share with family and friends. Let’s not make ourselves and our guests sick by getting things wrong when preparing and serving food.