FIVE Quirky Papaya Facts

FIVE Quirky Papaya Facts

Papaya is a wonderful tropical fruit that you should be enjoying more of this summer. We’re at peak season. Here are some interesting facts for you: ONE Eating papaya with lime or lemon juice drizzled on top brings out the … Continue reading

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Luna Fiber Bar: Blurring the line between food and supplement

Luna Fiber Bar: Blurring the line between food and supplement

Luna (by Clif Bar), the brand of bars targeted to the “fit female”, has released a new product, apparently for the Ensure generation. The Luna Fiber bar is soft, sweet and pumped up with fiber, vitamins and minerals. While the … Continue reading

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To Supplement or Not to Supplement, The Billion Dollar Question

To Supplement or Not to Supplement, The Billion Dollar Question

Thanks everyone who participated in yesterday’s informal survey about supplementing. We got over 50 responses on the blog and our facebook page. It’s clear that many of you are supplementing, on top of trying to eat as best as you … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz: Can You Identify This Alien Vegetable? [Halloween Special]

Pop Quiz: Can You Identify This Alien Vegetable? [Halloween Special]

Good Morning. And Happy Halloween!! What is this Vegetable? Hint: This is not an alien. It actually grows on earth, and even in the US. Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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Times Square Besieged by Pop-Tart Sushi

Times Square Besieged by Pop-Tart Sushi

In a bold and expensive branding move, Kellogg’s has leased 3000 square feet of  prime real estate in New York’s Times Square to set up a Pop Tarts store.  From the company press release: Customers will be able to eat … Continue reading

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Can You Identify This Alien Vegetable?

Can You Identify This Alien Vegetable?

Good Morning. Our pop quiz for today is before you. What is this Vegetable? Hint: This is not an alien. It actually grows on earth, and even in the US. Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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10 Quick Facts about Folate and Folic Acid

10 Quick Facts about Folate and Folic Acid

1. Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food such as spinach, asparagus, and lentils. 2. Folic acid (vitamin B9) is a synthetic form of folate. It is found in supplements and added to fortified foods such … Continue reading

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Froot Loops is NOT a “Smart Choice” [Inside the Label]

Froot Loops is NOT a “Smart Choice” [Inside the Label]

We’ve been following developments in nutrition rating schemes and front of package labeling for quite some time. Smart Choices is a labeling system that informs consumers which products are a nutritious choice using a green check mark as a quick … Continue reading

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Does the World Need Pop-Tarts? [Inside the Label]

Does the World Need Pop-Tarts? [Inside the Label]

For over 40 years, Pop-Tarts have been a part of American breakfast tradition. A thin pastry surrounding a sweetened jelly, wrapped in space age foil to preserve freshness. No need to refrigerate. Ready to eat or quickly heated in a … Continue reading

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Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Health claims on processed food packages are usually nothing more than marketing messages. So when Kellogg’s plasters the word “IMMUNITY” in quadruple font on the front of its Rice Krispies breakfast cereal, we just have to take a peek (thanks … Continue reading

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