Fruit Spreads Glossary and Overview

Jelly: Jelly is a clear, gelatinous product made of sugar, pectin, acid, and fruit juice. Jelly should be firm enough to hold a shape well and will quiver on a platter; it can be cut with a knife. Jellies can be made from fruit, herbs, tea, wine, liqueurs, flowers, and...

Performance Improvement Glossary

Accessibility: The ability to reach an individual. Action plan: A technique that catalogs all the things that must be done to ensure a smooth and objective trail of the solution or improvement. The action plan answers these questions—who, what, when, where, and how....

Glossary of Renal Terms

Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) The normal range is 8–20 milligrams (mg)/deciliter (dL) or 2.9–7.1 millimoles (mmol)/liter (L). Urea nitrogen is a normal waste product in your blood. It comes from the breakdown of protein from the foods you eat and from your body’s metabolism.

Glossary of Diabetes Terms

A1c (hemoglobin A1c): This blood test determines average blood glucose level over the past 3–4 months. It measures how much glucose is sticking to the red blood cells. Acanthosis nigricans: These are benign growths and discoloration that occurs on the neck, groin, and...

Wound Glossary

Abscess: A circumscribed collection of pus that forms in tissue as a result of acute or chronic localized infection. It is associated with tissue destruction and frequently swelling. (2) Acute: disease is a disease with either or both of a rapid onset a short course. (1) ...

Flour Glossary

Many types of flour are available today, and with the increased interest in specialty diets and natural/organic foods, it seems that the number of varieties carried at the average supermarket also has grown. This guide will help you to understand what makes these flours...

Food Preparation Glossary

These are commonly used terms in food preparation. Al dente: Meaning to cook until it gives a slight resistance when bitten—not overcooked or undercooked; meaning “tooth” in Italian Au gratin: Describing a dish with a browned topping of bread crumbs and/or cheese; a French...