Gatorade is Now Also a Bar, Unfortunately

Gatorade is Now Also a Bar, Unfortunately

The protein obsession in America has led even beverage companies to try to join the party. Now it’s Gatorade, which is touting a chocolate chip bar with 20 grams of protein. Before you get excited, read the ingredient list: Whey … Continue reading

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9 Things to Know On National Pretzel Day

9 Things to Know On National Pretzel Day

Another marketing holiday is upon us – today is National Pretzel Day. Here are a few things to know. 1. Pretzels originated in Germany over 1000 years ago. Only soft pretzels existed for many centuries. 2. The distinctive dark skin … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About the Humble Pea

8 Things to Know About the Humble Pea

Peas, of the legume family, are not a sexy food. They are, however, tasty and packed with nutrients. Here’s what you need to know: 1. A serving of peas is one cup and it has less than 150 calories. 2. Peas … Continue reading

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Should I Drink Bai5 Beverages?

Should I Drink Bai5 Beverages?

Bai5 is a beverage brand founded in 2009. It recently received an equity investment from the Dr. Pepper-Snapple Group. In just 5 short years, the brand has reached an impressive annual revenue of over $50 million. Bai is a sweetened … Continue reading

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Hain Celestial Sued Over *All Natural* Claim

Hain Celestial Sued Over *All Natural* Claim

Hain Celestial is being sued in California for falsely advertising its sunflower drink as all natural, when, according to the plaintiffs, it is not. This is not the first time a food company is being sued with respect to “all … Continue reading

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Does Lettuce Have Any Nutrition or Does it Just Fill Me Up?

Does Lettuce Have Any Nutrition or Does it Just Fill Me Up?

The foundation of any salad, especially at fast food and quick serve restaurants, is lettuce. We all know this leafy vegetable is low in calories, but does lettuce provide any nutritional value? The answer: yes, a little. There are several … Continue reading

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Why is there Calf Stomach in My Cheese???

Why is there Calf Stomach in My Cheese???

A friend who recently returned from a vacation in Europe shared her findings that cheese there is made with rennet – an enzyme from the inside of calf stomach. She wanted to know if cheese in America is made this … Continue reading

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11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

Beef jerky has been relegated to the checkout counter in gas stations and convenience stores. However, this venerable foodstuff has a proud heritage. Here are some interesting facts: 1. Jerky is a means to preserve meat without refrigeration. 2. Traditionally, the … Continue reading

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Alcoholic Beverages and Nutrition Labels

Alcoholic Beverages and Nutrition Labels

Do you know how many calories are in that glass of 2008 Pinot Noir you’ve paired with your appetizer? Or how many carbs are in a Bud-Light? Most people are clueless when it comes to calories in alcoholic beverages, simply … Continue reading

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Americans are So Malnourished They Need to Drink Their Protein!

Americans are So Malnourished They Need to Drink Their Protein!

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. News flash! Americans are so lacking in protein that they need to get 25% of their Daily Value from a bottle of iced … Continue reading

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