Mexican Junk Food Just Got More Expensive

Mexican Junk Food Just Got More Expensive

Last month, Mexican lawmakers voted to tax unhealthy foods and beverages. Come January, if you buy a soft drink, you’ll need to cough up an extra peso (8 cents) for each liter (quart) of brown liquid candy. The same fee … Continue reading

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The Dangers Lurking in Your Spice Rack

The Dangers Lurking in Your Spice Rack

So you like to spice things up. That’s good. Spices make food taste better. They usually come with additional health benefits.  They can help decrease sodium consumption. But, according to the FDA, some imported spices are also full of harmful … Continue reading

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Chia Seeds: Why We Love ‘Em

Chia Seeds: Why We Love ‘Em

A member of the mint family, the chia seed is a “nutrient and protein packed powerhouse” that boasts an interesting history and many useful nutritional applications. Here is to the superfood seed that is making it back into our diets … Continue reading

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Ten Fun Tequila Facts for Cinco De Mayo

Ten Fun Tequila Facts for Cinco De Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo folks! Tequila is probably the best recognized spirit of Mexico. Here are some interesting facts: 1. Tequila is the name of a city in Mexico where the alcohol was first produced 500 years ago. 2. Tequila is … Continue reading

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Praise for Chia Seeds [13 Things to Know]

Praise for Chia Seeds [13 Things to Know]

There are more and more people asking us about chia seeds lately, so here are a few things to know. 1. Chia is derived from the word “chian” which means oily. Chia is an edible seed derived from the plant … Continue reading

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Mexico Rejects US Beef as Unsafe

Mexico Rejects US Beef as Unsafe

In 2008, a large shipment of export beef from American cattle ranches was rejected by Mexican health authorities and returned to the US. The reason: copper found in the beef exceeded safe levels for human consumption. The rejected beef was … Continue reading

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Eight Facts about Agave Nectar

Eight Facts about Agave Nectar

We’ve gotten a question from one of our Facebook friends, who is confused about agave nectar, a sweetener that has gotten itself a health halo in some circles over the past few years. Below you’ll find the facts. Bottom line … Continue reading

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Inside The Label, Cinco De Mayo Special: Dean’s Guacamole Dip

Inside The Label, Cinco De Mayo Special: Dean’s Guacamole Dip

Salutations, today is Cinco De Mayo. Originally a Mexican holiday commemorating a great military victory 150 years ago, it has come to symbolize, especially in the US, Mexican heritage day. A very important piece of that heritage is the scrumptious … Continue reading

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Swine Flu Not Food Related (Not Directly)

Swine Flu Not Food Related (Not Directly)

The biggest headline developing over the weekend is the spread of swine flu from Mexico to the rest of the world. Eating pork and pork products will not infect you with swine flu. Like all flus, this one is transmitted … Continue reading

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Holy Guacamole – Nine Facts and One Recipe for Avocado’s Big SuperBowl Sunday

Holy Guacamole – Nine Facts and One Recipe for Avocado’s Big SuperBowl Sunday

Image via Wikipedia 1. Over 45 Million pounds of Avocado will be consumed today, Superbowl Sunday! 2. Avocado competes with buffalo wings and pizza as The Superbowl Food, thanks to a successful marketing campaign by avocado growers over the past … Continue reading

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