Sodium Benzoate – Extends Shelf Life, Shortens Yours

Sodium Benzoate – Extends Shelf Life, Shortens Yours

Sodium Benzoate (E211) is a preservative used to prevent food from molding. This sounds like a good food safety measure, what with the long shelf life many groceries are expected to display. Pickles, salad dressings, fruit juices, and soft drinks … Continue reading

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Maltodextrin – What is it Doing in Your Food?

Maltodextrin – What is it Doing in Your Food?

Or try Fooducate’sĀ Online Nutrition App! Maltodextrin is one of the most asked about ingredients found on food packaging. It is present in about 10% of packaged food products. So what exactly is maltodextrin? And why is it used in so … Continue reading

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Good Foods, Bad Foods at the 2010 Dietitian Conference and Expo

Good Foods, Bad Foods at the 2010 Dietitian Conference and Expo

We participated earlier this week in the American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. The expo includes a showcase by food companies boasting their healthy products to masses of dietitians and future dietitians. Some products are clearly healthy … 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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