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  1. Blanching

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  1. Blanching

    Blanching is a cooking process wherein the food substance, usually a vegetable or fruit, is plunged into boiling water, removed after a brief, timed interval, and finally plunged into iced water or placed under cold running water to halt the cooking process. The meaning of blanching is "to whiten", but this is not always the purpose of blanching in cooking. Food is blanched to soften it, or to partly or fully cook it, or to remove a strong taste. When almonds or pistachios are blanched, the skin of the nut softens and can be easily removed later. The technique of blanching vegetables is best illustrated by the requirement to stop cooking asparagus, otherwise it would become soggy due to the asparagus continuing to cook after it is removed from the boiling water. To cook asparagus using the blanching method, the shoots are boiled for 30 seconds, and then to stop further cooking they are dipped into cold or ice water. Note: the term "blanched asparagus" is also used to refer to white asparagus, which is produced by a special gardening technique.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blanching in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blanching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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