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peppercorn
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Ok, I have this figured out. First I am allowed to make mistakes, I am dumbo consumer, mistakes should be expected but this should have been caught when discussing the nutritional fact section on the box with the distributor, and if not then certainly with the manufacturer, most certainly with the manufacturer.

The nutritional percentages on the box are not absolute values representing the exact amount but rather represent a percentage of the daily recommended amount of something (in this case salt). The higher the percentage the more you are getting, so the percentage figures can be used to compare products, but do not correspond directly to the amount of something in the package, as you might at first glance suspect a percentage value too.
This product still has a high salt content, 10 times more than other products I compared it to, and in reading more about recomended amounts for salt, if its greater than 5 percent, thats not good. 11% is considered high.

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Peppercorn

We all make mistakes.......I've made more than my fair share. Yes, the sodium content is still dam high, but not as high as we fitst thought. The lady you spoketo should have figured out what you needed to know and told you. In my eyes, she's the dumbo, Not you! You and I read the lables, I know a bunch of supposedly brilliant people, who never look at the nutritional data. They go by "That looks good, I'll buy it!" I want to know what I an eating.

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Got it.. a serving is 11% of your daily needs for salt.. that what you mean, and yes that is still high but no where near what we were talking about.. Thank you Peppercorn for taking the time to work though it and figure it out. I am going to second KK, they should have caught what you where asking when you made the call.

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When checking the labeling on my various brands of instant potatoes, I found one 2.4 kg can. I remember buying it sometime in the 90s maybe late 90s, so old it doesn't have the nutritional data label. I should rotate things better.

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When checking the labeling on my various brands of instant potatoes, I found one 2.4 kg can. I remember buying it sometime in the 90s maybe late 90s, so old it doesn't have the nutritional data label. I should rotate things better.

In addition to high this or that. The junk is usually cheaper then product actually desired, so costs are tipped in favor of vender. Due to high percentages of filler, taste additive etc, what looks like a good buy may not be. Your doing your homework and fun to see the games played so we are less of a victim!


   
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I will just plunk this post in the Costco thread. Was there the other day and noticed they stock a freezer that has pretty good ratings.

That's just 560whrs a day, for a 10cuft freezer...not to bad. Nice thick sides, I really liked the construction of this unit.

Here is a pro tip, and I say pro tip tongue in check, because I only know it because freezing is one of my favorite ways to store food as its the easiest way, and I like easy. keep your freezer outside the house year round, one of those small metal garden sheds is perfect to put it in, You will easily half the power consumption (average over the year), but, and take this from experience keep the door of the shed, off or open so every time you walk by, or maybe you can view from a window in your home, you can see at a glance the power light (usually on the front of the unit). If your unit doesn't have a power light, then use a cord with a LED in the end that you can lay in front of the unit where it can be seen.

People, or animals can trip and knock the extension cord out of the outlet, or the breaker could trip. If it can be seen easily then you will catch this right away should it happen and not lose a freezer of food!

Of course this is only for someone off grid looking for ways to save on power, on grid 560whrs is nothing, not likely worth the trouble (not that its much trouble)

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I will just plunk this post in the Costco thread. Was there the other day and noticed they stock a freezer that has pretty good ratings.
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That's just 560whrs a day, for a 10cuft freezer...not to bad. Nice thick sides, I really liked the construction of this unit.

Here is a pro tip, and I say pro tip tongue in check, because I only know it because freezing is one of my favorite ways to store food as its the easiest way, and I like easy. keep your freezer outside the house year round, one of those small metal garden sheds is perfect to put it in, You will easily half the power consumption (average over the year), but, and take this from experience keep the door of the shed, off or open so every time you walk by, or maybe you can view from a window in your home, you can see at a glance the power light (usually on the front of the unit). If your unit doesn't have a power light, then use a cord with a LED in the end that you can lay in front of the unit where it can be seen.

People, or animals can trip and knock the extension cord out of the outlet, or the breaker could trip. If it can be seen easily then you will catch this right away should it happen and not lose a freezer of food!

Of course this is only for someone off grid looking for ways to save on power, on grid 560whrs is nothing, not likely worth the trouble (not that its much trouble)

Thanks for heads up on freezer and power consumption info.
I keep a freezer in a wood sided/boarded garage. Pretty decent in the summer. Curious to why you reccomnd metal garden shed over a wood planked one. Metal being hotter?

Recommend you bury the cord in pvc conduit to avoid disconnects and long term damage.


   
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Curious to why you reccomnd metal garden shed over a wood planked one. Metal being hotter?

Recommend you bury the cord in pvc conduit to avoid disconnects and long term damage.

I should have said anything with a roof on it, those garden sheds just came to mind first, wood would be fine. important thing is just to keep the rain and snow off it as the moisture getting into the compressor or cord area can nusance trip GFIs (most outside outlets are GFIs).

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Curious to why you reccomnd metal garden shed over a wood planked one. Metal being hotter?

Recommend you bury the cord in pvc conduit to avoid disconnects and long term damage.

I should have said anything with a roof on it, those garden sheds just came to mind first, wood would be fine. important thing is just to keep the rain and snow off it as the moisture getting into the compressor or cord area can nusance trip GFIs (most outside outlets are GFIs).

And what do you recommend to help or fully keep rodents like mice, chipmunks... out of nice warm motor area in the winter? Metal screen cage surrounded by steel wool...? Never had a problem with mine yet but have to say I am surprised I haven’t. Had lots of issues with rodents this summer ( guessing due to fields being very hot and dry)

As you are good with electronics, I would recommend an alarm panel with temp gauges or line drop monitors so you always know the status of your freezers and all the lovely things you have going on. Visual is good but not so great if your not around or when super occupied and you forget to watch over things.


   
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Never had a problem with rodents, never even heard anyone who did using a outside freezer. I think its less appealing to rodents then it might first appear.
Yes, there are alarms and such..could work well, I just find simple and visual works for me.

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Never had a problem with rodents, never even heard anyone who did using a outside freezer. I think its less appealing to rodents then it might first appear.
Yes, there are alarms and such..could work well, I just find simple and visual works for me.

thanks, glad i am not the only lucky one. weird that they rodents don't cozy up for the heat.


   
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I thought this was a good deal, a container just shy of 1kg, ground up vegtables for a soup or stew..7 dollars from Costco. I though that was cheap. I have a picture of it next to my shredded up vegtables from the garden. Whats the price of smokes now days? I bet you could buy two of these for the cost of a single pack of cancer sticks! Thats 2.2 pounds (in one container) of dehdrated vegtables for just 7 dollars with out any of the labour of planting, growing, watering, weeding, dehydrating and shredding/griding.

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I thought this was a good deal, a container just shy of 1kg, ground up vegtables for a soup or stew..7 dollars from Costco. I though that was cheap. I have a picture of it next to my shredded up vegtables from the garden. Whats the price of smokes now days? I bet you could buy two of these for the cost of a single pack of cancer sticks! Thats 2.2 pounds (in one container) of dehdrated vegtables for just 7 dollars with out any of the labour of planting, growing, watering, weeding, dehydrating and shredding/griding.

Q, Your bottle looks like glass. Do you take the Costco.....stuff out of the plastic and Mylar... it?
I found that after awhile, the typical plastic bottle.... leaches chemicals.

Going to to costco next week and see if I can find some. Nice tip


   
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peppercorn
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I thought this was a good deal, a container just shy of 1kg, ground up vegtables for a soup or stew..7 dollars from Costco. I though that was cheap. I have a picture of it next to my shredded up vegtables from the garden. Whats the price of smokes now days? I bet you could buy two of these for the cost of a single pack of cancer sticks! Thats 2.2 pounds (in one container) of dehdrated vegtables for just 7 dollars with out any of the labour of planting, growing, watering, weeding, dehydrating and shredding/griding.

Q, Your bottle looks like glass. Do you take the Costco.....stuff out of the plastic and Mylar... it?
I found that after awhile, the typical plastic bottle.... leaches chemicals.

Going to costco next week and see if I can find some. Nice tip

Yes mine is glass, I store a lot of my stuff in glass, from a empty instant coffee container.

I will take a picture of the product code this weekend and post it so that you can just show the staff if you cant find it. I should maybe take it out of its plastic container but my to do list is long.....it wont really be in the container long, I will start using it in my barley stews and pots of chilly.
It is ground up finer than I like but Its easy enough to augment it with some fresh stuff too. I was at bulk barn today and to buy the same amount, 900 grams, it would cost 17.00

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Thanks peppercorn.

I cycle bthrough some stuff so we always have over six plus months of food on the go but I prefer to just store away another stash. Will probably start going through that in ten years and then repeat process of another stash I find large quantities of ready to access food that we can cycle through, to hard for me to store in convenient fashion. Old habits are hard to break


   
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