What is Coconut Sugar? Is it Healthier than Table Sugar?

What is Coconut Sugar? Is it Healthier than Table Sugar?

Recently, several Fooducate community members have asked us about coconut sugar. So here is a quick rundown for all. Coconut sugar is not produced from coconuts. It is a product of the coconut tree, or more specifically the sap obtained … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Manufacturing High Fructose Corn Syrup

The Secrets of Manufacturing High Fructose Corn Syrup

This post was prepared with the help Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. High Fructose Corn Syrup is found in many foods and beverages in the US. Surplus corn supply and the need for low-cost … Continue reading

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Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Explained [Part 2 / 2]

Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Explained [Part 2 / 2]

This post was prepared with the help Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Yesterday we showed how corn syrup can be used in a product to lower the nutrition label sugar count. Today, we explain … Continue reading

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Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Revealed [Part 1 of 2]

Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Revealed [Part 1 of 2]

This post was prepared with the help Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. If you rely on American supermarkets for your sustenance, then no doubt you have bought and eaten products sweetened with corn syrup. … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About Corn Syrup

8 Things to Know About Corn Syrup

Corn syrup is used abundantly in our food industry. You’ve probably seen it as an ingredient on many products at the grocery store. You can actually buy corn syrup as a product for your recipes. But what exactly is it? … Continue reading

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PowerBar Energy Bites – Mostly Marketing Sound Bites

PowerBar Energy Bites – Mostly Marketing Sound Bites

Powerbar is a high end brand owned by Nestle Nutrition and sold mostly in sports shops. It positions itself as an athlete’s friend. What started as bars has expanded to gels, protein supplements, and now “Energy Bites”. From PowerBar, here … Continue reading

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Does High Fructose Corn Syrup cause Diabetes/Cancer/Purple Pimples?

Does High Fructose Corn Syrup cause Diabetes/Cancer/Purple Pimples?

High Fructose Corn Syrup must be the most vilified food ingredient of the current millennium. A cheap alternative to sugar, HFCS has found its way into soft drinks, candy, bread, sauces, and thousands of other products over the past 30 … Continue reading

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For the first time – Scientists Link Fructose to Obesity, Diabetes in HUMANS

For the first time – Scientists Link Fructose to Obesity, Diabetes in HUMANS

If you are wary of consuming products with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), your suspicions may prove right. A new study, for the first time conducted on humans, not lab rats, confirms what many have suspected for a long time … Continue reading

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Dannon Yogurt NOT as Healthful as Previously Claimed [Inside the Label]

Dannon Yogurt NOT as Healthful as Previously Claimed [Inside the Label]

On Friday, Dannon Company announced it had settled a class action suit to the tune of $35 Million. The lawsuit was filed in early 2008, alleging that Dannon knowingly misled consumers in its marketing activities around its Activia yogurt line. … Continue reading

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Yoplait Delights Parfait – Trick or Treat? [Inside the Label]

Yoplait Delights Parfait – Trick or Treat? [Inside the Label]

Fooducate reader Terri G asks: “Yoplait just came out with a new yummy treat. Yoplait Parfait. It’s really good. What can you tell me about it? Is it very bad, okay, good?” Yes, Yoplait has  introduced a new product line … Continue reading

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