Five Little Known Watermelon Facts

Five Little Known Watermelon Facts

If there isn’t a watermelon chilling in your fridge right now, you’re probably living in the southern hemisphere. Or, you ran out last night. Because how else could you not want this wonderful fruit as part of your life? Here … Continue reading

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Tomato Products – Preserved and Precious

Tomato Products – Preserved and Precious

This post is sponsored by the Tomato Products Wellness Council and was written by Sharon Palmer, RD. When you’re scouring the supermarket for healthy fruits and vegetables, you usually start in the produce section.  Sure enough, it’s the best place … 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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The NEW Starbucks Red Dye: Tomatoes Instead of Bugs

The NEW Starbucks Red Dye: Tomatoes Instead of Bugs

And what does this have to do with pink slime?  New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!  In one of the quickest turnarounds we’ve seen in the food industry, Starbucks has just announced that it will be removing the red bug … Continue reading

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Congress Invents New Vegetable: The Pizza

Congress Invents New Vegetable: The Pizza

File this under R for Ridiculous. Millions of kids every day receive free or reduced price lunch at school. The federal government foots the bill through the USDA. The program has been under attack in the last few years because … Continue reading

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Inside the Label of Dr. McDougall’s Soup

Inside the Label of Dr. McDougall’s Soup

Soup season is here. Brisk mornings and cold nights see sales of canned and prepared soups soaring. For some of us, buying soup is unfathomable – homemade soup is SO EASY to prepare. Plus it tastes so much better than … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Just when we thought we had covered all the nutrition rating systems out there, here’s a new system being implemented at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. ANDI, short for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index, is the brainchild of author, MD, and … Continue reading

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Squeezing the Most Nutrients Out of your Veggies – Cooked or Raw?

Squeezing the Most Nutrients Out of your Veggies – Cooked or Raw?

Which is more nutritious – A raw carrot or a cooked one? What about tomatoes? Mushrooms? Cabbage? If you answered raw to all of the above, you may be in for a surprise. According to the Scientific American, the answer … Continue reading

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Eleven Ketchup Facts

Eleven Ketchup Facts

1. Ketchup, one of the most popular condiments in the US, is a half a billion dollar industry. 2. Ketchup is originally a spicy fish sauce called Ke-Tsiap from east Asia. It was brought west in the 17th century and … Continue reading

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Researchers – Drink Your Veggies!

Researchers – Drink Your Veggies!

According to the US Dietary Guidelines, we’re supposed to get 5 servings of vegetables a day, but most of us fall short. A new study presented this weekend at the annual ADA convention has found a solution. Drink your veggies: … Continue reading

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