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  1. Merchants brewing up historic tea for visitors

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Grown in the highlands of the Lancang (Mekong) River and named for a county in Yunnan, Puer is popular with tea drinkers worldwide. Its historic roots have earned it the Chinese moniker ... how to brew it properly and how to choose the best tea-making vessels. Lu Haodong, a tea aficionado and member of the Beijing Tea Preservation Association, was also optimistic about ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Shenzhen hotpot found with high levels of preservatives

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... a spicy hotpot may be a popular way to keep the winter chill away, but the excessive preservatives found in the dish's ingredients by Shenzhen's market supervision authorities could give ... and supermarkets across the city, a popular dining destination for Hongkongers. The survey found the preservatives in beef tendon balls, pork balls, beef balls and mushroom balls, which the restaurants had ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Truc: confit, a fat-fabulous way to preserve meat

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... one of my favourite things to do on a lazy winter afternoon. Before there was refrigeration, "confiting" was a way of preserving meat. The practice has continued because it tastes so ... at room temperature, we can use less salt than they did in the olden days (salt, too, is a preservative). With confit, fatty meats such as duck, goose and pork are submerged in rendered duck, ...

  4. A fresh spin on self-preservation

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nicole Chabot healthpost@scmp.com Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) started as a treatment for healing wounds, and then for injuries to tendons (such as tennis elbow), the rotator cuff of the shoulder, and osteoarthritis at joints like knees, hips and ankles. No ...

  5. Unhealthy additives found in Lunar New Year delicacies

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Some festive foods for the Lunar New Year have been found to contain excessive preservatives and a cancer-causing dye, according to test results released yesterday by the Centre for Food Safety. Two samples of sweetened winter melon were found to contain the preservative sulfur dioxide at levels of 2,800 and 4,700 parts per million, both above the permitted level ...

  6. What's in it? Disodium Edta

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Susan Schwartz Other names it goes by Acetic acid, disodium salt, disodium edetate. What's it used in? Moisturisers and cleansers. What does it do? Improves the stability of cosmetic formulas and allows other ingredients to penetrate the skin. Any co ...

  7. Facelift just what the doctor ordered

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... University. Lui Seng Chun, a Sham Shui Po tenement built in 1931, was revitalised in a 14-month government-funded project. The historical building will serve as a Chinese medicine clinic and teaching facility run by the university's school of Chinese medicine. 'The building itself is a cultural and historical landmark, and traditional Chinese medicine is an important element ...

  8. Preserved food alert

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Five samples of preserved fruit and vegetables have been found to contain too much preservative, the Centre for Food Safety has announced. The centre collected 620 samples from retail outlets. One sample each of preserved turnip, garlic bulb and dried apricot and two samples of preserved mustard exceeded legal limits of either sulfur dioxide or benzoic acid. Sulfur ...

  9. Preservatives

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... p Preservatives are used to kill bacteria and fungi and extend the shelf life of products such as foods and cosmetics. Most cosmetic creams should only last two to three months, so preservatives are added in order to increase their shelf life and ensure that they do not become contaminated. Ingredients found in non-natural preservatives used in skin care include formaldehyde, ...

  10. Chemical levels high in 10pc of preserved foods

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Excessive preservatives were found in almost one in every 10 samples of dried fruits and pickled vegetables tested by the Centre for Food Safety in July and August. The centre said yesterday that of 460 samples tested, 91.4 per cent were satisfactory and the remaining 40 exceeded the statutory levels for preservatives. They included 25 samples of preserved ...




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