Coconut Chips As a Snack?

Coconut Chips As a Snack?

An interesting find earlier this week at the Food and Nutrition Expo in Atlanta was coconut chips. We sampled Bare “Show me the Honey” Crunchy Coconut Chips and couldn’t stop eating. The product is rather simple and looks like coconut … Continue reading

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V8 is Now a Protein Bar Too, Unfortunately

V8 is Now a Protein Bar Too, Unfortunately

At the FNCE food expo earlier this week, Campbell’s had a very large booth showcasing new products. The company is not just about soups. The V8 juice line has been steadily growing and now has branched into the enticing bars … Continue reading

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Pepsi’s New Colas Try to Lure Millennials and Hipsters

Pepsi’s New Colas Try to Lure Millennials and Hipsters

Soft drinks sales have been on a decline in the US for the last 10 years, and that’s good news for America’s health. It’s bad news for beverage manufacturers, who are scrambling to adapt to a world of smarter consumers, … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports: Label those GMOs

Consumer Reports: Label those GMOs

Consumer Reports is weighing in on the GMO debate going on in this country. Bottom line first: (1) Based on Consumer Reports research, GMOs have not clearly been proven to be safe over the long term for humans, (2) GMO … Continue reading

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Is Yeast Extract Healthier than MSG?

Is Yeast Extract Healthier than MSG?

In attempts to make packaged foods taste better, food companies employ various ingredients and additives. Some have been in use for ages, for example, spices and sugar. Others have a relatively short history and require complex manufacturing techniques. One of … Continue reading

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Torula Yeast – What is It and Should You Avoid It?

Torula Yeast – What is It and Should You Avoid It?

Torula is a species of yeast, also known as candida utilis. It has become a popular food additive in recent years, but not without some controversy. Before we get into all of that, let’s zoom out for a minute and … Continue reading

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Excess Nutrients in Fortified Cereals May Pose Risk to Kids

Excess Nutrients in Fortified Cereals May Pose Risk to Kids

Manufacturers of sugary cereals often boast high levels of vitamins and minerals, even though these are mostly sprayed onto the product, not an integral part of the ingredients. This healthwashing is something we often warn about, because despite the added … Continue reading

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5 Things to Know About the Nitrites & Nitrates in Your Hot Dog

5 Things to Know About the Nitrites & Nitrates in Your Hot Dog

1. Sodium Nitrite and Sodium Nitrate are food preservatives used primarily in processed meat products such as hot dogs, luncheon meats, ham, bacon, corned beef (spam), and in smoked fish. 2. Nitrites play several roles: they maintain the pinkish meat … Continue reading

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Is Whipped Peanut Butter Healthier?

Is Whipped Peanut Butter Healthier?

Here at Fooducate HQ, we are big fans of peanut butter. It’s a versatile and filling food that is a good source of protein and healthy fats. You’ll always find a jar of PB made from just one ingredient – … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup: Deciphering Really Confusing Labels

Maple Syrup: Deciphering Really Confusing Labels

This is a guest blog post by By Ginger Hultin, MS, RD, LDN. We know that cheap “maple-syrup” at the grocery store is nothing more than corn syrup with caramel color and preservatives, but deciphering the labeling on real maple-syrup … Continue reading

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