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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Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate – Chances are You’ll be Eating it Today

Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate – Chances are You’ll be Eating it Today

The above humorous poster, spotted on Food Renegade‘s Facebook page, immediately led us to explore said ingredient. Turns out it’s not as bad as one would think. Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate is an additive used in the food industry, mostly in … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Chocolatey Krave Cereal [Inside the Label]

Kellogg’s Chocolatey Krave Cereal [Inside the Label]

Get Fooducated: iPhone App Android App  RSS Subscription or  Email Subscription Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/fooducate on facebook: facebook.com/fooducate As if the cereal aisle wasn’t crowded enough. Kraft is introducing a new cereal called Krave: Satisfy your inner chocovore with Kellogg’s Krave™ Chocolate cereal.  Inside each crunchy bite hides a smooth … Continue reading

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The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

The Top 20 Ingredients Used in Bread [miniseries part 3]

In the previous posts we provided general guidelines for choosing bread and discussed whole grains. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To do this, we analyzed the ingredient lists of over 2,000 breads.  The average … 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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Kit-Kat, Orang-utans, and a Facebook Revolt [Video][Inside the Label]

Kit-Kat, Orang-utans, and a Facebook Revolt [Video][Inside the Label]

WARNING: The video below is a bit gross! There’s a revolt brewing on the web. What started as another Greenpeace ad aimed at stopping deforestation in southeast Asia, has turned into a PR disaster for Nestlé. Kit-Kat, one of the … Continue reading

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Trident Bubble Gum – A Good Chew? [Inside the Label]

Trident Bubble Gum – A Good Chew? [Inside the Label]

Some friends were chewing Trident bubble gum recently at a long drawn meeting and they offered a piece to everyone so we could stay alert.The package as well as the gum itself are glowing pink. Knowing about Fooducate’s food label … Continue reading

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The “New” Nutella – A Nutritious Spread? [Inside the Label]

The “New” Nutella – A Nutritious Spread? [Inside the Label]

Nutella is hands down one of the tastiest spreads out there. A rich and creamy hazlenut and chocolate spread turns any toast into a culinary rockstar. Ferrero , Nutella’s manufacturer, is now trying to ride the health wave by positioning … Continue reading

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What are these Additives?

What are these Additives?

A nice slideshow from FitSugar explains what the following ingredients, commonly found in processed foods are: Maltodextrin – a carb, serves a as thickener Inulin – a soluble fiber Methylcellulose – an emulsifier and thickener from … cellulose Xantham gum … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

It’s not the most important meal of the day. And it’s not the heartiest either. Lunch, the get-it-on-the-run or have-it-at-the-computer meal doesn’t get enough respect. And how could it, when products like Oscar Meyer’s Lunchable’s take its name in vain. … Continue reading

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