How Did This Smoothie Get So Pink?

How Did This Smoothie Get So Pink?

if you’re in to smoothies, here’s a great tip for you. For an extra pink color, toss in some beets. Yup. The color is amazing. Beets are slightly sweet, so the flavor balance doesn’t get thrown off either. The image … Continue reading

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Artificially Colored Icing: Don’t do it!

Artificially Colored Icing: Don’t do it!

Home baked, made from scratch is healthier than store-bought mixes, and usually tastes better too. Many of us make the cake ourselves, but use pre-made icing from the supermarket. Don’t let a tube of icing ruin your otherwise health{ier} treats! … Continue reading

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Finally? A Red Food Coloring NOT from Bugs or Petrochemicals

Finally? A Red Food Coloring NOT from Bugs or Petrochemicals

Red is a very appetizing color. We eat with our eyes, and when we see a rich red strawberry, a Red Delicious apple, or other foods draped in red, we want want them! That’s why manufacturers have been adding red … Continue reading

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Is This Cheese? Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 / 3]

Is This Cheese? Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 / 3]

This is the third of three posts in our Cheese Miniseries. In part 1, we covered  12 basic cheese facts. In part 2, we explained what processed cheese is. Today we’ll look inside the label of Kraft Singles. It’s been a … Continue reading

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12 Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries, Part 1/3]

12 Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries, Part 1/3]

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!   Cow’s milk is an amazing liquid with many compounds that can be processed into endless products such as butter, yogurt, and cheese. But how does milk become cheese?  And what are curds, whey, and … Continue reading

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My Oh My, There’s a Warning on that Food Dye!

My Oh My, There’s a Warning on that Food Dye!

Starting today, European consumers can better protect their children from risky food. The EU nations will require foods manufactured with artificial colors to present the following warning on the label “May have an adverse effect on activity and attention in … Continue reading

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Lucky Charms [Inside the Label]

Lucky Charms [Inside the Label]

Last week, General Mills made a dramatic splash in nutrition circles when it announced it would reduce the amount of sugar in its cereals for kids to “single digit” levels. While sugar reduction is commendable, it still does not make … Continue reading

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9 Things to Know About Annatto [Food Additive]

9 Things to Know About Annatto [Food Additive]

1. Annatto is a natural spice used as a food additive. 2. It is used both as a red food coloring and adds a sweet peppery taste. 3. Annatto comes from the pulp surrounding the seeds of the achiote tree … Continue reading

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“Calorie Offsets” Instead of Soda Tax

“Calorie Offsets” Instead of Soda Tax

Taxing soda pop, which seemed like a crazy idea just 12 months ago, is gaining traction with academics and politicians. Recently, President Obama said a soda tax is “an idea that we should be exploring.” And in a research paper … Continue reading

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Guess What’s in the Picture [Food Additive]

Guess What’s in the Picture [Food Additive]

A) moldy jelly beans B) microscopic view of sugar powder C) Bugs D) None of the above Answer below Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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