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Five Food Finds about Ice-Cream

  • An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
  • A cow has only 1 stomach with 4 areas where food is digested: the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and the abdomen.
  • The udder of a cow can hold between 25-50 lbs. of milk.
  • In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
  • Sorbet, has no milk at all!

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1814 Benjamin Thompson, Count von Rumford died. American physician who invented the percolator, a pressure cooker and a kitchen stove. He is frequently credited with creating baked Alaska.

1988 Pubs are now allowed to stay open 12 hours each day (except Sunday) in the U.K.

1997

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