Love Your Carrots! [BONUS: Zesty Carrot Salad Recipe]

Love Your Carrots! [BONUS: Zesty Carrot Salad Recipe]

Carrots are a versatile, if often under-appreciated, root vegetable. We are now in peak season, which means they are abundant, flavorful and cheap. Carrots store well for months in a refrigerator or in a cool moist cellar. They are composed … Continue reading

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About the Pumpkin in Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bagels

About the Pumpkin in Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bagels

It’s pumpkin season, and it seems the North American native veggie has found its way into every possible aisle in the supermarket. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Pumpkins are a nutrition powerhouse. A cup of cooked pumpkin is a … Continue reading

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If Milk is White, Why is Cheese Yellow?

If Milk is White, Why is Cheese Yellow?

Teri, a Fooducate community member asks “After reading your latest post on cheese, I got to thinking. What about the stuff we can see. Like why is cheese yellow? Is it dye that is bad for you? I’d love to … Continue reading

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Vitamin A [and Polar Bears]

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Vitamin A [and Polar Bears]

This week we are excited to try out a new way of presenting helpful nutrition information with a tool called Prezi! Prezi takes boring slideshows to a whole new level and you will see the cool ways we used it … Continue reading

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How Can 100% Nectar Contain Added Water and Sugars?

How Can 100% Nectar Contain Added Water and Sugars?

Here’s an email (and picture) we got from Tracy: A couple of months ago I bought an attractive two liter of Jumex Mango Juice for my boys.  It said “100% Nectar”!  Well, it was anything but.  I looked at the … Continue reading

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Cool Whip. Not Cool

Cool Whip. Not Cool

UPDATE: Please scroll to the bottom to see a cool video explaining what each of the nutrients is. (thanks Michelle!) October’s nippy mornings and the orange tones of autumn are a perfect vehicle for spending a few bucks on a … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Just when we thought we had covered all the nutrition rating systems out there, here’s a new system being implemented at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. ANDI, short for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index, is the brainchild of author, MD, and … Continue reading

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vio Vibrancy Drink – Milk, Sparkling Water and Heaps of Sugar [Inside the Label + Taste Test]

vio Vibrancy Drink – Milk, Sparkling Water and Heaps of Sugar [Inside the Label + Taste Test]

Does the world really need another soft drink? And a carbonated dairy drink with 7 teaspoons worth of sugar at that? The Coca Cola Company seems to think YES, and is rolling out vio – “the world’s first vibrancy drink” … Continue reading

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Inside The Label – Jell-O Strawberry Acai / Raspberry Goji Sugar Free Gelatin with Antioxidants

Inside The Label – Jell-O Strawberry Acai / Raspberry Goji Sugar Free Gelatin with Antioxidants

When will food marketers give us a break? If it isn’t enough we have to deal with acai berry internet scams, now top manufacturers like Kraft are pushing acai at us in snacks? The new strawberry acai sugar free gelatin … Continue reading

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Researchers – Drink Your Veggies!

Researchers – Drink Your Veggies!

According to the US Dietary Guidelines, we’re supposed to get 5 servings of vegetables a day, but most of us fall short. A new study presented this weekend at the annual ADA convention has found a solution. Drink your veggies: … Continue reading

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