Squeeze Packs for Kids – Innovative Solution or Irresponsible Crutch?

Squeeze Packs for Kids – Innovative Solution or Irresponsible Crutch?

We’ve spent the weekend in sunny Anaheim, at the Natural Products Expo, which showcases foods, supplements, and beauty products that are … “natural”, a term that is hard to define. We focused our attention exclusively on the food and beverage … Continue reading

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Teff – Exotic Supergrain, Gluten-free, Soon at Your Local Grocer?

Teff – Exotic Supergrain, Gluten-free, Soon at Your Local Grocer?

Injera is a staple bread of Ethiopia, helping million of farmers get through yet another hard day without an empty stomach. Its main ingredient is a teff, a locally grown grain that is ground into flour, fermented with water and … Continue reading

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In Search of Gluten-free Goodness

In Search of Gluten-free Goodness

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. “Gluten-free” is big. There are gluten-free Girl Scout cookies, and even a marketing company putting on large tasting expos around the country. But the … Continue reading

Posted in Allergies and Gluten Free | 17 Replies
Peruvian Superfoods: from Pichuberry to Purple Potatoes

Peruvian Superfoods: from Pichuberry to Purple Potatoes

Fooducate friend and Registered Dietitian Manuel Villacorta hails from Peru. And his latest book, Peruvian Power Foods, highlights some very interesting and healthy foods from South America. The Andean mountain region is home to Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. By now, most … Continue reading

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Four Side Dishes You Didn’t Know You Loved

Four Side Dishes You Didn’t Know You Loved

Let’s admit a sad truth: we Americans are obsessed with french fries. Available at nearly every restaurant and socially acceptable to eat any time of day or night, they are impossibly hard to avoid. The average American consumes close to … Continue reading

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Good Product … Bad Nutrition Labeling

Good Product … Bad Nutrition Labeling

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!   This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. Ever wonder how FDA or a labeling consultant evaluates a food product’s labeling? Here is a fairly typical (abridged) … Continue reading

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You Won’t See THIS Commercial During the Superbowl

You Won’t See THIS Commercial During the Superbowl

You won’t see this commercial, by Chef Rob Endelman and his wife, during the big game today. That’s because Quinoa, broccoli, and other healthy foods are not part of the modern multi billion dollar food chain. But imagine if Kale … Continue reading

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Stuffing 2.0: Tasty AND Healthy

Stuffing 2.0: Tasty AND Healthy

Millet And Quinoa Stuffing 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. According to Dave, this is his … Continue reading

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The “Comeback” of Ancient Grains

The “Comeback” of Ancient Grains

How many of you have heard of the following grains? Spelt, Amaranth, Quinoa, Millet, Einkorn, Triticale, Emmer, or Teff If you haven’t, you soon will. An interesting article in the LA Times last week covered the growing trend of using … Continue reading

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On Fiber

On Fiber

This is a guest post by Melissa Marek, RD LD Fiber is an extremely important part of your daily diet. Its best known benefit is its ability to help keep our bowels moving. Eating enough fiber will help prevent constipation. … Continue reading

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