What’s in a Cranberry Sauce?

What’s in a Cranberry Sauce?

Cranberries are a native North American fruit that have found their way into Thanksgiving tradition alongside the Turkey and other dishes. Native Americans, who used the bitter and sour fruit for meat preservation, medicine, and dye, introduced it to hungry … Continue reading

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Eat Your Berries! (10 Interesting Facts)

Eat Your Berries! (10 Interesting Facts)

We had an interesting opportunity to participate in the Berry Health Benefits Symposium last week outside of  Los Angeles. No, until a few months ago we did not know there was a conference dedicated to berries either! but it turns … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – A Locavore Tradition for Over 300 Years

Thanksgiving – A Locavore Tradition for Over 300 Years

As we sit down to enjoy the quintessential American holiday dinner, let’s stop for a minute and contemplate what we are actually celebrating. What started off as a harvest festival in colonial times, became an annual tradition during the civil … Continue reading

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When a Cranberry Stops Being a Cranberry

When a Cranberry Stops Being a Cranberry

[Update: see Ocean Spray's response in the comments below.] More Cranberry news today. Here’s a dilemma for you. Let’s say you are the CEO of a successful food company that sells products both to consumers and to other food processors. … Continue reading

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Go Easy with the Cranberry Sauce [Inside the Label]

Go Easy with the Cranberry Sauce [Inside the Label]

If you’re like most people, this Thanksgiving you’ll be having cranberry sauce with your turkey and stuffing. But what is cranberry sauce anyway? It’s actually more of a jam or jelly than a sauce. The tart acidic flavor of the … Continue reading

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PepsiCo/Frito-Lay: Women Need More of Our Snacks

PepsiCo/Frito-Lay: Women Need More of Our Snacks

Frito-Lay, a subsidiary of PepsiCo has figured out just the thing women need more of. Not fruit, not exercise, not water. You guessed it – snacks: Last month the US firm launched its first snack – Smartfood Popcorn Clusters – … Continue reading

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