What do 200 calories of food look like? WiseGeek shows us!
WiseGeek’s photo project showing 200 calories of food
Ever wondered how many calories are in the dish you’re eating? Or rather, what 1000 calories of chicken look like? Or of salad? What do 300 calories of ravioli look like? Or 200 calories?
There you go. Ever wondered what 200 calories of broccoli look like? Or 200 calories of green beans?
What about 200 calories of eggs? Or 200 of salty snacks? Well, WiseGeek has developed a new absolutely surprising study project entirely devoted to representing 200 calories.
They start from a very simple assumption: some foods have more calories than others and an absolutely immediate way to realise that is by illustrating this principle with a selection of images. All the types of food have been photographed with this in mind and all show 200 calories. At this point we can tell at a glance that a whole plate of broccoli has the same calories as a mere teaspoonful of peanut butter or that a couple of inches of oil correspond to a huge plate of carrots.
Extremely important factors to decide autonomously what to eat, bearing in mind that, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an average adult needs between 2000 and 2500 calories per day. In other words, the principle is the following: as we need a fixed quantity of calories each day, by looking at these images, what do you fancy eating?
It’s definitely a very stimulating project that immediately gives us a clear picture of the caloric density of different types of foods. In addition, the photographs on the popular search site WiseGeek are also beautiful to look at. On this point, risking to sound a bit biased, we at Modì have particularly concentrated on the 200 calories offered by apples, a food that we consider without a shadow of a doubt, to be the most photogenic :)
5 February: First National Day Against Food Waste....
Italian Environment Minister Orlando promotes First National Day Against Food Waste.
We’ve always known that a lifestyle aimed at reusing raw materials, especially food, is a duty, as well as something that denotes a great sensitivity and extreme intelligence. Now we have the opportunity to stress and promote the concept every year with a National Day Against Food Waste, the first edition of which will be on 5 February.
A decision taken by Environment Minister Andrea Orlando in person. The Minister has also announced and presented a group aimed at developing an authentic plan for the prevention of food waste.
An extremely important initiative that launches an unequivocal signal to Italy as a whole: after all, reducing or cancelling out food waste means acting on at least four different fronts: redistributing resources to those who need them, reducing the wastage of raw materials, reducing the energy required to produce these materials and cancelling out the resources necessary for the disposal of their surplus.
All principles in which Modì fully believes in, a company that is committed on the “field”, quite literally, to reducing human intervention as early as the cultivation stage, reducing in this way the impact on the environment. Let’s remember that Modì has lowered Co2 emissions by 49% compared to other apple varieties “grown” under the same conditions. Modì is the ultimate environment-friendly apple and that’s why using it to prepare fine dishes means cooking The Green Way: check out our new website section devoted to recipes. You’ll find a specific page dedicated to Green recipes, with the keywords recycling, reusing and acting “smart,” by choosing, for example, seasonal products.
All that remains for us to do is to encourage these virtuous habits of saving and reusing foodstuffs, turning them into an authentic lifestyle to promote on February 5 of each year and to follow always and for ever.
Air Purifier Bike: the bike that doesn’t pollute and even purifies the air
Not only does it not pollute: the bike that cleanses the air is called Air Purifier Bike, it comes from Thailand and it’s (almost) a reality
We would all agree that the bicycle is the ideal means of transport for the urban and suburban mobility of the future: because it doesn’t pollute, of course, plus it gets us to practice some physical activity. Now, however, we can go one step further, as the bicycle evolves into an actual mobile plant for purifying the air.
Exactly: the new prototype comes straight from Thailand, which has a capital city full of pollution problems, and it’s called the Air Purifier Bike. The idea, as reported by the three young designers who developed the project, is to give an even greater added value to every single push on the pedal, so that the bike, as well as contributing to the reduction of traffic and of polluting emissions, will also contribute to reducing existing smog levels. How it works is quite hard to explain, but we can say that the bicycle disposes of a double-action system: a cleaning filter placed on the handlebars cleanses the air of pollutant powders and carbon dioxide, while an artificial photosynthesis device in the frame links the pedal thrusts to water contained in a small tank placed underneath the saddle, producing a dissociation that converts the water into protons and oxygen. All this without neglecting the aesthetic aspect: the Air Purifier Bike actually won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in the Concept category. The next goal is to produce the first prototype before moving on to full production. We all warmly hope so, especially us here at Modì, always particularly attentive to “green actions”: in fact, we’re proud that Modì is the first ever apple with a Carbon Foot Print measurement certifying that our carbon dioxide emissions are equivalent to 0.028 Kg of CO2 for every kilo we produce in our orchards, with a reduction of up to 49% of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere compared to other reference apple varieties.
Truly a great innovation, this Air Purifier Bike, which, we’re sure, will soon be a fully consolidated reality.
Food for your Eyes: 5 Instagram profiles to follow!
For all the “Web addicted” who love food, here are 5 “foodie” profiles to follow on Instagram!
As we now all know, food doesn’t only have to taste good, it has to look good too: that’s probably why it’s captured the Web and is all the rage on the main Social Networks. On Instagram, for example, the mobile app of the moment allowing us users to take pics and share them online: here various so-called “foodie” accounts by chefs, food bloggers or simply lovers of good food are on the increase day after day.
It’s become a real mania and, after all, sharing pics of scrumptious dainties is something users seem to love and is immediately rewarded with plenty of “likes”. If you haven’t entered this world yet, we’d like to recommend five profiles you should definitely have on your Instagram TL.
The first is @YummyScrumptious, who we could include in the #foodporn sub-category. It’s a pleasure-loving profile based more on substance than on the aesthetics of the image. The page description is brief but apt: “Love food? We do.” And from the pics they share, you can’t blame them: delicious!
Another interesting account has to be @FoodRepublic. They describe their shares as “Eating. Drinking. Living”: How can you not follow them?
And now for the page run by one of the top TV Chefs you’re bound to have heard of: @JemieOliver. Following him on Instagram really means becoming part of his daily life as chef, father and common guy.
As for the Italian profiles, we recommend @FicoeUva, run by two food bloggers who, by quite literally playing around with food, manage to take us into another world, one full of fun and creativity!
Our last recommendation comes straight from Japan: @Nao1223, with minimal but absolutely effective images: follow it if you want to explore the new scenarios of taste.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to join Instagram and let the images carry you away. And don’t forget to hashtag your Modì photos #Modìapple! Have fun with Instagram, y’all!
Modì Rondelles: an original decoration for your Christmas tree!
You too can create the perfect Christmas atmosphere with bright red Modì apples!
Like every year Christmas is here yet again. Of course you’ll have completed most of your Christmas decorations already, with your great care and creativity, we’re sure of that. Because the festive season is the best of occasions to give free rein to your inspiration and create something special to give your surroundings that true party feel. It’s the best way to create the perfect atmosphere!
So, us at Modì thought we’d like to give you an idea we enjoyed putting into practice ourselves. And perhaps this is the secret to an authentic Christmas atmosphere: sharing great moments with family and friends. Ready, then? Come on, let’s wash our hands and put on our aprons, because this year’s Christmas decorations mean cooking!
Exactly, our idea is based on Modì apples themselves: we were inspired by their redness to create apple rondelles that would seem to have been specially created for the Christmas tree. This is how Modì turns into an amazing natural, scented, easy to make decoration. A little cinnamon and starred anise added to the arrangement and the atmosphere takes on that spicy charming flavour that makes Christmas even more delightful.
For this and other ideas just check out our new recipes section, right here on our website. A tip on the side: take a look at the “Season’s Tastings” section if you want to have fun in the kitchen during the festive period and savour a Red Modì Christmas with the tastiest recipes the festive season has to offer.
All that’s left is for us to wish you our best Season’s Greetings, and do let us know how they turned out :)