11 Curious Facts About Radishes

11 Curious Facts About Radishes

Here’s another one of the veggies that people don’t eat enough of. 1. Radishes are an edible root vegetable. 2. The radish is a member of the Brassicaceae family; its cousins are broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and turnip. 3. The origins … Continue reading

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Clean Label or Mislabeled?

Clean Label or Mislabeled?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. What’s not to like about a “clean” label – listing only one or two ingredients – to show how pure a … Continue reading

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Is Stevia Genetically Modified?

Is Stevia Genetically Modified?

Stevia has gained a loyal following since it was approved for use by the FDA in 2008. The zero-calorie sweetener is found in soft drinks, yogurts, and in stand-alone packets that people can use to sweeten whatever they like. Stevia … Continue reading

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The Sugar Tax is Coming

The Sugar Tax is Coming

Last week, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the SWEET ACT to the House of Representatives. The formal name: Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act of 2014. The gist of this proposed law, is a federal excise tax on specific types of sugary … Continue reading

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How Close Are You to a Farmers Market?

How Close Are You to a Farmers Market?

This week is National Farmers Market Week, and there is no reason not to go out and support your local farmers, while buying and eating some of the freshest and tastiest produce you can put your hands on. According to … Continue reading

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Arby’s May “Have The Meat”, But Should You Eat It?

Arby’s May “Have The Meat”, But Should You Eat It?

Arby’s has launched a new campaign – “We have the meats”, and is using closeup shots of processed meats and sandwiches to entice consumers to eat up: “Available in Arby’s restaurants throughout the month of August, the new protein-packed Mega … Continue reading

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Introducing Fooducate 4.00 for iPhone

Introducing Fooducate 4.00 for iPhone

A new version of Fooducate for iPhone is out today, with lots of goodies to help you eat a bit better. First, we’ve brought the design up to iOS 7 and iOS 8 standards. Next, the home screen has been … Continue reading

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Which is Better – Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market?

Which is Better – Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market?

We recently posed this question to the community and received a multitude of replies from all directions. The general gist was that Whole Foods Market (WFM) has better quality food and that Trader Joe’s (TJ) has better prices. These are, … Continue reading

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5 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Alternatives to Cereal

5 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Alternatives to Cereal

Cereal with milk is the de-facto American breakfast in a majority of households. it’s easy to prepare, fast, and, combined with milk, provides a supposedly nutritious start to the day. However, most cereals tend to be high in added sugars … Continue reading

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10 Weird Banana Facts

10 Weird Banana Facts

Bananas “trees” are actually the world’s tallest herbaceous plant. They can reach 20 feet in height. “Herbaceous” means there is no woody stem and all the plant matter above the ground dies at the end of a yearly cycle. What … Continue reading

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