Potassium Sorbate – Beneficial Preservative or Harmful DNA Toxin?

Potassium Sorbate – Beneficial Preservative or Harmful DNA Toxin?

Processed food is not evil. It helps us spend less time in the fields or in the kitchen and more time doing important things such as playing with our kids or working overtime. One of the tenets of processed foods … Continue reading

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Is This Cheese? Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 / 3]

Is This Cheese? Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 / 3]

This is the third of three posts in our Cheese Miniseries. In part 1, we covered  12 basic cheese facts. In part 2, we explained what processed cheese is. Today we’ll look inside the label of Kraft Singles. It’s been a … Continue reading

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Food Processing – Why Do We Need It?

Food Processing – Why Do We Need It?

New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App! Or try Fooducate on the Web! The term “processed food” has gotten a bad rap in the last few years. We are told to buy unprocessed foods because they contain less chemicals, because they are … Continue reading

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The Cons and Pros of Food Processing

The Cons and Pros of Food Processing

Here is an interesting finding from a recent market study. 1500 consumers across all demographics in the US were surveyed by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and Artemis Strategy Group. The news: 43% of consumers have a negative attitude … Continue reading

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7 Things to Know about Maltodextrin [Food Additive]

7 Things to Know about Maltodextrin [Food Additive]

1. Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide that is used as a food additive. A polysaccharide is a type of carbohydrate. 2. It appears as a white powder. 3. Maltodextrin is produced from starches of corn, wheat, potatoes or rice. 4. Its … Continue reading

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Inside The Label, Cinco De Mayo Special: Dean’s Guacamole Dip

Inside The Label, Cinco De Mayo Special: Dean’s Guacamole Dip

Salutations, today is Cinco De Mayo. Originally a Mexican holiday commemorating a great military victory 150 years ago, it has come to symbolize, especially in the US, Mexican heritage day. A very important piece of that heritage is the scrumptious … Continue reading

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Are You Still Buying Salad Dressing?

Are You Still Buying Salad Dressing?

Image by kurafire via Flickr The word salad conjures, for most people, mounds of iceberg lettuce, a few other veggies, and a hefty ladle of dressing. As with many things, the US did not invent it, but in the last … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 of 3]

Inside the Label: Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 of 3]

It’s been a classic American cheese product for over 60 years. Three generations of Americans have been using Kraft Singles in billions of sandwich melts and burgers over the years. In this third and last installment of our Cheese Miniseries, … Continue reading

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