Easter treats dyed in bluePrepare yourself for the latest...


March 04, 1998

Easter treats dyed in blue

Prepare yourself for the latest entry in the hot new blue food category: Marshmallow Peeps. Here are a few important facts about these sugary Easter treats, now in blue as well as yellow, white, pink and purple:

It takes 6 minutes to make a Peep. In 1953, when they were first "hatched," it took 27 hours.

There are some 20 unofficial Web sites devoted to Peeps.

Most staggering of all, the recommended serving size is five. That's five Marshmallow Peeps in one sitting. The mind boggles.

Add one more to the list of convenience foods worth paying extra for. Don't forget that when you need just one or two servings of fresh spinach to cook, you can buy it from the supermarket salad bar. These are usually the freshest, nicest leaves, ones that have been washed carefully. You won't have part of a bag left over, either.

Vitamin C and cataracts

Long-term use of vitamin C supplements substantially reduces the risk of cataracts, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. There were 77 percent fewer early-stage cataracts among the women in two studies who took the supplements daily for more than 10 years.

Pub Date: 3/04/98

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