Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative?

Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative?

Happy Meatless Monday! Mushrooms are an amazing food. They are meaty, juicy, and chewy. Their umami flavor lends itself to an endless array of dishes and cuisines. A common misconception though, is that due to their meaty, earthy flavor, mushrooms … Continue reading

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Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

Bacon & Ham: Where’s the Meat?

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Check most packages of pork bacon, sliced ham or cured bone-in ham, and you won’t see meat listed in the ingredient statement … Continue reading

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General Mills French Toast Crunch – a Questionable Comeback

General Mills French Toast Crunch – a Questionable Comeback

If you grew up in the mid-nineties, you may remember a breakfast cereal called French Toast Crunch by General Mills. It lasted a decade before being shelved (pun intended) due to lackluster sales in the US. The product has continued … Continue reading

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Is the Propellant in Pam Cooking Spray Harmful?

Is the Propellant in Pam Cooking Spray Harmful?

Do you use zero-calorie oil sprays? You know, of course, that they do contain some calories. FDA loopholes allow the manufacturers to round the calorie count down to 0 in certain circumstances. These oils-in-a-can also contain an ingredient you may … Continue reading

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Muscle Milk – 5 Reasons to Avoid

Muscle Milk – 5 Reasons to Avoid

Are you looking to shed weight and replace your fat with muscle? If you answered yes, you may be the target market for Muscle Milk, a supplement drink that started with the body builder crowds and has since expanded to … Continue reading

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Fairlife Milk by Coca Cola – 8 Things to Know

Fairlife Milk by Coca Cola – 8 Things to Know

Since earlier this year, the Coca Cola company has been quietly testing a new beverage product in test markets. No, it’s not a new carbonated drink, juice, or otherwise flavored water. This time, Coke has gone to the beverage with … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About the New Calorie Counts in Restaurants

10 Things to Know About the New Calorie Counts in Restaurants

The wheels of public health policy turn ever so slowly, but if one is patient enough, change does come. Sometimes it’s even better than one had hoped for. Such is the case with menu labeling regulation, proposed back in 2011, … Continue reading

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Nature Valley Can’t Boast “100% Natural” Any Longer

Nature Valley Can’t Boast “100% Natural” Any Longer

Chalk this up as another win for consumers, thanks to our friends at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Effective immediately, General Mills will be removing the misleading “100% Natural” label from approximately 30 Nature Valley bars … Continue reading

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Is a Serving of Bread One Slice or Two Slices?

Is a Serving of Bread One Slice or Two Slices?

One of the the most important pieces of information on a nutrition label is the serving size, which is the basis for determining the amount of calories, carbs and all other nutrients. For beverages, the serving size is usually one … Continue reading

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The Mayo War Has Begun

The Mayo War Has Begun

Hellmann’s is the most popular mayonnaise brand on grocery shelves today, capturing 45% of the $2 Billion market share. It is owned by Unilever, a $60 Billion global food giant. And this week, Unilever is suing a tiny San Francisco … Continue reading

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