What do expiration dates actually mean

What Do Expiration Dates On Food Items Actually Mean?

Do you know that vomit-inducing smell that comes from the expired food items? Well, you do, and you only have to smell it once to make sure it never happens again. Today, many food items come with labels – “Sell By”, “Best By”, or “Use By” date - stamped on the packaging. Those are expiration dates. But what do they actually mean?

How Do Genes Express Themselves?

A gene is a segment of DNA that contains a set of instructions to make molecules that organisms need to survive. In a process called gene expression, these instructions are converted into some sort of product. And the product usually is either a protein or functional RNA. So what is gene expression? And, how do genes express themselves?

Why Does Salt Make Food Taste Better?

Without salt, your favourite foods such as french fries, potato chips, and chocolate chip cookies would all taste bland. And that’s because salt has lots of effects on flavor perception than just making things more salty. Many say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a pinch of salt, in fact, does the work better. How is that? And why does salt make food taste better?