Campbell’s Soup Has a Math Problem

Campbell’s Soup Has a Math Problem

Here’s an interesting read from the Consumerist Blog. Several moms from New Jersey are suing Campbell’s for misleading labeling. You’d think that the soup on the right has 25% less sodium than the one on the left, but in fact, … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Horseradish [Like how it got its name]

10 Things to Know About Horseradish [Like how it got its name]

1. Horseradish is the ugly brother of the crowd favorite condiment triumvirate (ketchup, mustard, and mayo). It has been around for thousands of years. 2. Horseradish is the root of the Armoracia rusticana plant. Its cousins are wasabi, mustard, broccoli … Continue reading

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A Million Scans, Apple Love, Prizes and More [Fooducate Updates]

A Million Scans, Apple Love, Prizes and More [Fooducate Updates]

One Million Scans! The million mark is an exciting milestone in a company’s life. Last week, one of you used the Fooducate app to scan the one millionth product. Curious to know what it was? Cheddar cheese from Sargento, pictured … Continue reading

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Those %@#! Comfort Food Commercials

Those %@#! Comfort Food Commercials

This is a guest post by pediatrician, author, and childhood obesity specialist, Dr. Robert A. Pretlow. I was fixing dinner the other night with the TV going in the background. I vaguely caught the end of a commercial. Did I … Continue reading

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Matzah, the World’s First Ever Fast Food

Matzah, the World’s First Ever Fast Food

This evening marks the beginning of the 8 day Jewish holiday known as Passover. As with any holiday, there are specific foods associated with Passover. One of them is Matzah, a flatbread made with only 2 ingredients – water and … Continue reading

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Wendy’s “Natural Cut” Fries. Indeed?

Wendy’s “Natural Cut” Fries. Indeed?

Wendy’s is touting their new natural cut fries as a tastier alternative to McDonald’s. And the “Natural” with “sea salt” makes it sound really healthy too. But, as always, cheap food comes at a price. BNET’s Melanie Warner spoke with … Continue reading

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Coming Soon? Whey Protein Soft Drinks

Coming Soon? Whey Protein Soft Drinks

The beverage industry, for those of you who aren’t aware, is a multi-billion dollar business. Whether it’s fruit juice, soda pop, or bottled water, consumers spend a lot of money on hydration every day. Beverage marketers spend gazillions advertising their … Continue reading

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A Fishy Debate: Farmed vs. Wild Seafood

A Fishy Debate: Farmed vs. Wild Seafood

This blog post is by Erica Melling, who has joined Fooducate as a summer intern. Farmed. In recent years, it has become the “F” word of the seafood industry. However, the issue is more complicated than you may realize and … Continue reading

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Organic Junk Food is Healthier !?

Organic Junk Food is Healthier !?

When it comes to health halos, arguably the biggest one is “Organic”. Please don’t get us wrong, the organic food movement is fantastic, and eating organic food has a multitude of benefits – health, social, and ecological. However, the term … Continue reading

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All Calories are Equal, But Some are More Equal than Others

All Calories are Equal, But Some are More Equal than Others

This is a guest blog post by Janet Helm, MS, RD. It originally appeared in Cooking Light. Last summer, Mark Haub, Ph.D, an associate professor of nutrition at Kansas State University, made headlines when he lost 27 pounds after two … Continue reading

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