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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Pumpkin Flavors Everywhere, Especially Snacks

Pumpkin Flavors Everywhere, Especially Snacks

Each year it seems the holiday season starts a bit earlier. You can tell the holidays are on the horizon when every other item on the supermarket shelf is a pumpkin flavored version of its original self. What exactly goes … Continue reading

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Clif Mojo Bar – A Healthy Choice?

Clif Mojo Bar – A Healthy Choice?

Clif is one of the biggest and most respected players in the bar category. Over the years, it has had so many brand extensions, its hard to keep track. Luna for women, Zbar, Clif Kids, are just a few examples. … Continue reading

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Coconut Oil – Yes or No? Everything You Need to Know

Coconut Oil – Yes or No? Everything You Need to Know

Coconut oil is hot, and it’s not just because of its tropical origins. Vilified for decades for its extremely high saturated fat content, coconut oil has found many new fans in recent years. The web is bursting with health claims … Continue reading

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Whole Foods’ Greek Yogurt Nutrition – Too Good to Be True?

Whole Foods’ Greek Yogurt Nutrition – Too Good to Be True?

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS This post is about an error in the Nutrition Facts sugars content of Whole Foods store brand nonfat plain Greek Yogurt. It has snowballed into a major public relations problem for … Continue reading

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Why is the Coca Cola Company Being Sued Again?

Why is the Coca Cola Company Being Sued Again?

Big food and beverage companies have increasingly become the target of class-action lawsuits. While victories end up with very small earnings for individual consumers, the big winners are usually the representing law firms, making millions of dollars in legal fees. … Continue reading

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