Potato Chips + Chocolate Chips = Chocolate Potato Chips

Potato Chips + Chocolate Chips = Chocolate Potato Chips

First there were potato chips. Then there were chocolate chips. Now, Lay’s is introducing Chocolate Potato Chips. Oh, the sheer joy. Or horror. According to Lay’s, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, this is a limited time product that the company is … Continue reading

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Four Myths About the Glycemic Index

Four Myths About the Glycemic Index

This is a guest post from Meri Raffetto, RD. Plenty of myths or halve-truths are floating around about the Glycemic Index. Let’s just say it’s a topic that isn’t black and white. Generalized statements can make it tough to make the … Continue reading

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Top Vegetables by Water Content

Top Vegetables by Water Content

Yesterday we posted the top ten fruits based on water content. Today we rank vegetables based on their water content: Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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Top Potato Varieties in the US ;-)

Top Potato Varieties in the US ;-)

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Kellogg’s Buys Pringles. New Savory Cereals On the Way?

Kellogg’s Buys Pringles. New Savory Cereals On the Way?

The Wall Street Journal and New York Times are reporting that Kellogg’s is buying Pringles from current owner Proctor and Gamble. The deal, worth $2.7 Billion dollars, will see P&G completely divest itself from food brands. Pringles, the potato snack … Continue reading

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Root Vegetables Don’t Get Enough Respect [Recipe]

Root Vegetables Don’t Get Enough Respect [Recipe]

This holiday season, we are featuring some healthy, tasty recipes from professional chef Dave Schy. Visit his website New Taste, for step by step pictures for this and other great recipes. Today – Oven Roasted Root Vegetables. Talk about getting a … Continue reading

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You say Potato, I say French Fries

You say Potato, I say French Fries

Here’s another example of the utter silliness around food policy in the US. Tens of millions of kids receive government subsidized lunch every day in school. Sometimes breakfast too. The USDA sets nutrition criteria for the foods being served to … Continue reading

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Today is National Potato Chip Day: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Today is National Potato Chip Day: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

1. Potato Chips date back to 1853. An unhappy customer at a restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY kept returning his fried potatoes to the chef, requesting they be prepared much thinner. The chef sliced them so thin that they could … Continue reading

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Do “Healthy” Product Names Deliver on their Promise?

Do “Healthy” Product Names Deliver on their Promise?

The wonders of food marketing never cease to amaze, and infuriate. Fooducate community member Cassie posted the front and back of a bag of  Snyder’s eatsmart Naturals Garden Veggie Sticks – Potato, Tomato, & Spinach. What a name for a … Continue reading

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Government: Dismal Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables

Government: Dismal Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables

Bleak results from a CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) telephone survey on adult produce consumption: Only a third of Americans consume 2 or more serving of fruit a day. And sadly, orange juice is the top fruit source. … Continue reading

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