Artificially Colored Icing: Don’t do it!

Artificially Colored Icing: Don’t do it!

Home baked, made from scratch is healthier than store-bought mixes, and usually tastes better too. Many of us make the cake ourselves, but use pre-made icing from the supermarket. Don’t let a tube of icing ruin your otherwise health{ier} treats! … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About Cream of Tartar

8 Things to Know About Cream of Tartar

Anna, a Fooducate community member asks: My mother-in-law told me not to use Cream of Tartar, that her mother said it’s bad. Anyone know if she’s right??? Good question. What you need to know: 1. Cream of Tarter is actually … Continue reading

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10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

Have you heard of xanthan gum, one of the 30 most popular ingredients used in food products? You’ll find it in salad dressings, sauces, ice cream and also gluten free foods. What is xanthan gum, and why is it such … Continue reading

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11 Short Acrylamide Facts (French Fries Foe)

11 Short Acrylamide Facts (French Fries Foe)

As if we haven’t got enough things to worry about, 8 years ago Swedish scientists discovered that acrylamide, a synthetic potentially dangerous chemical used for various industrial purposes, also appears in french fries and potato chips. More accurately, it forms … Continue reading

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