Strainer

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A kitchen device that is most used to strain liquids away from other ingredients but also to ocassionally sift fine ingredients away from larger ingredients. The Strainer may be formed as a spoon-shaped utensil or a basket-shaped strainer from various materials such as metal, nylon or cloth. Some Strainers with mesh screens have various densities of screening that range from fine to very coarse screens. Finer screens keep very tiny particles from being released while the more coarse strainers are often used simply to hold or retrieve larger food items such as fried foods that are removed from hot oils as they cook.

Strainers are made from materials that include: stainless steel, tinned steel, aluminum, nylon, and cloth. The construction of the different types of Strainers varies from light weight to heavy duty with frames that are quite strong and durable to hold the anticpated contents. Some Strainers have formed edges with "hooks" which allow the sieve to rest on top of pots or bowls while the contents are being drained. A Strainer is also referred to as a "Sieve."

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tbsp
Calories42
Protein0g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates10g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars6g
Potassium130mg
Sodium2mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 tbsp
Calories65
Protein0g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates14g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars11g
Potassium195mg
Sodium6mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 tbsp
Calories50
Protein3g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates8g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars2g
Potassium106mg
Sodium7mg
Cholesterol0mg

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