Ramen Noodles – 5 Things to Know

Ramen Noodles – 5 Things to Know

Many people go through a ramen period in their life: poor college students, entrepreneurs hacking away at the next Instagram, or urban teens in Japan, where these flavored noodles were invented. Every year, about 100 billion servings are consumed, which … 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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The Church, Waffles, and Made-up Marketing Holidays

The Church, Waffles, and Made-up Marketing Holidays

  New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  In our consumerist world, every day is a holiday, a made up marketing festivity geared to get us to buy (and eat) more of something. And so today it’s … Continue reading

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More Shoppers Seeking Nutrition, But are They Finding It?

More Shoppers Seeking Nutrition, But are They Finding It?

A recent consumer survey, Shopping for Health, conducted by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Prevention magazine indicates that nutrition continues to be a driving force in purchase decisions. Approximately 1500 adults were surveyed and provided the following picture: 32% … 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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Whole Grains Demystified [Bread miniseries part 2/4]

Whole Grains Demystified [Bread miniseries part 2/4]

Welcome to part 2 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. When discussing bread, there tends to be a confusion around the terms whole grain and whole wheat. We’ll try to clear that … 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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Where’s the “Whole” in Whole Foods Market?

Where’s the “Whole” in Whole Foods Market?

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!   This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. Something has been “softly” incongruous about Whole Foods since the opening of their first store a thousand years ago: … Continue reading

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The Oreo Cookie Celebrates 100 Years

The Oreo Cookie Celebrates 100 Years

This week marks the 100th birthday of the Oreo Cookie. Originally created and sold in New York by National Biscuit Company, the brand is now owned by mega-processed-food giant Kraft Foods. The brand tagline is “Milk’s Favorite Cookie,” and indeed … Continue reading

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Twinkies are Going Bankrupt

Twinkies are Going Bankrupt

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Hostess Brands, maker of Twinkies and other baked goods, is about to go bankrupt. This is a company that shipped 36 million Twinkies last year and had sales in excess of 2 Billion … Continue reading

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