Jif to Go – Portion Controlled Peanut Butter with Baggage

Jif to Go – Portion Controlled Peanut Butter with Baggage

Peanut butter is an amazing food, but one of the challenges people face is portion control. Due to the high fat content in peanuts, peanut butter tends to be high in calories. A serving of peanut butter is 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

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Is Organic Candy Healthier than Regular Candy?

Is Organic Candy Healthier than Regular Candy?

Jelly Belly, the iconic manufacturer of Jelly Beans will launch an organic line later this year. The organic jelly beans will be made from “real fruit juice” and will use no artificial colorings. Does this make them healthier than regular … Continue reading

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How Many Carbs in Yogurt?

How Many Carbs in Yogurt?

Several things happen to yogurt when you take the fat out. For one, the calories plummet. However, you may also lose texture, mouthfeel, and most importantly, flavor. There are several ways to address these problems: * Add sugars * Add … Continue reading

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USDA To Begin Certifying Non-GMO Foods

USDA To Begin Certifying Non-GMO Foods

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is initiating a certification program to label products that have been made without genetically modified ingredients. The Agricultural Marketing Services arm of the USDA (AMS) received a request for help from a global … Continue reading

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Is Plum Organics Misleading Consumers?

Is Plum Organics Misleading Consumers?

Plum Organics is a popular brand of squeezable food, targeting health conscious parents of toddlers who prefer organic and natural ingredients in travel safe packaging. The company has been so successful that Campbell’s acquired it a few years ago. Plum’s … Continue reading

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Frozen Meals 2.0

Frozen Meals 2.0

Once upon a time, frozen meals were the equivalent of a nutrition train-wreck. This has changed in the last 2 decades, as food manufacturers identified the opportunity to provide a healthier solution for time-pressed families. The most famous brands of … Continue reading

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Gatorade is Now Also a Bar, Unfortunately

Gatorade is Now Also a Bar, Unfortunately

The protein obsession in America has led even beverage companies to try to join the party. Now it’s Gatorade, which is touting a chocolate chip bar with 20 grams of protein. Before you get excited, read the ingredient list: Whey … Continue reading

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Panera Bread to Ditch Controversial Ingredients

Panera Bread to Ditch Controversial Ingredients

Yet another food company / restaurant chain is announcing a change to its ingredients. This time it is Panera Bread. After reviewing over 450 ingredients it uses for food preparation, the chain has created a “No No List” of ingredients … Continue reading

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Who Approves the Safety of New Food Ingredients?

Who Approves the Safety of New Food Ingredients?

Is a new food ingredient safe until proven harmful? Should it be used in the food we eat until adverse effects are discovered? Of course not. But that’s exactly what has been happening for the last 20 years, ever since … Continue reading

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Hain Celestial Sued Over *All Natural* Claim

Hain Celestial Sued Over *All Natural* Claim

Hain Celestial is being sued in California for falsely advertising its sunflower drink as all natural, when, according to the plaintiffs, it is not. This is not the first time a food company is being sued with respect to “all … Continue reading

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