Trans Fat Factory Halts Production

Trans Fat Factory Halts Production

Image via Wikipedia An encouraging development in the world of food manufacturing. Food giant Cargill has shut a production line in  Wichita, Kansas that has been manufacturing hydrogenated oils: President of Cargill’s dressings, sauces and oils division Mike Venker said … Continue reading

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13 Pistachio Tidbits

13 Pistachio Tidbits

Image by Getty Images via Daylife It’s a shame that pistachios are being recalled en-mass due to a new salmonella outbreak. These are very healthy nuts! As we wait for the FDA recall list to fatten up, let’s learn about … Continue reading

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Ten Trans Fat Facts

Ten Trans Fat Facts

Here are ten facts about trans-fat, the Darth Vader of  processed foods: 1. Trans fat is found in shortenings,  margarine, snacks such as crackers, candies, and cookies, fried foods, pastries and other  foods prepared with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. 2. … Continue reading

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Which is Better for You – Margarine or Butter?

Which is Better for You – Margarine or Butter?

Image via Wikipedia An interesting read in the Los Angeles Times tries to help consumers make an informed nutritional decision when baking cookies: Butter and margarine have a similar overall fat content — and therefore a lot of calories, says … Continue reading

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