Teff – Exotic Supergrain, Gluten-free, Soon at Your Local Grocer?

Teff – Exotic Supergrain, Gluten-free, Soon at Your Local Grocer?

Injera is a staple bread of Ethiopia, helping million of farmers get through yet another hard day without an empty stomach. Its main ingredient is a teff, a locally grown grain that is ground into flour, fermented with water and … Continue reading

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Barley, The Whole Grain You Don’t Think About

Barley, The Whole Grain You Don’t Think About

Barley is the fourth most cultivated cereal crop in the world, with 136 million tons grown every year. Despite its important historical role in feeding early cultures, and its current agricultural status, it seems that most people don’t give barley … Continue reading

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Fed Up with Food Fear-Mongering

Fed Up with Food Fear-Mongering

This is a guest post by Lindsey Schnell MS RD. If you haven’t heard lately that carbohydrates and sugar are deadly poisons, consider yourself lucky. As a registered dietitian who stays immersed in both research and popular diet/food trends, a … Continue reading

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Top 10 Food Finds at Natural Food Expo East

Top 10 Food Finds at Natural Food Expo East

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN, a clinical dietitian at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Last weekend I traveled to Baltimore for the Natural Products Expo (also known as Expo East).  This huge event occurs every year at … Continue reading

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Why You Should Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

Why You Should Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

This a guest blog post by Bridgett Kidd, MPH, RD For most families, breadcrumbs have become a pantry staple; a quick addition to all kinds of recipes.  Breadcrumbs provide meatloaf with its perfect shape, give casseroles a crisp topping, and … Continue reading

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What’s Azodicarbonamide? What’s it doing in your bread? (and how to pronounce it)

What’s Azodicarbonamide? What’s it doing in your bread? (and how to pronounce it)

AZO – DI – CAR – BO – NA – MIDE – say it 5 times quickly and then proceed… In the old days, bread would go stale within a day or two of baking, and start to grow mold … Continue reading

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Five Healthy Bread Ideas

Five Healthy Bread Ideas

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  Walking through the bread aisle at the grocery store can be EXTREMELY daunting.  Shelves and shelves worth of different brands of bread with slightly different packaging can make anyone’s grocery … Continue reading

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FIVE Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [Bread miniseries part 4/4]

FIVE Bread Ingredients You Absolutely Should Avoid [Bread miniseries part 4/4]

Welcome to part 4 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided  ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we explained what whole grains are. In part 3 we presented the most common ingredients used in bread. Today, … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [Bread miniseries part 3/4]

Welcome to part 3 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we explained what whole grains are. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do … Continue reading

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4 Ground Rules for Choosing Healthy Bread [Bread miniseries part 1/4]

4 Ground Rules for Choosing Healthy Bread [Bread miniseries part 1/4]

Bread is a staple of the western world, something many of us consume daily, if not several times a day. There is nothing quite like the scent of a freshly baked loaf. The pleasure of a warm slice of bread … Continue reading

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