A Simple Trick to Reduce Calories in Rice

A Simple Trick to Reduce Calories in Rice

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could wave a magic wand at our food and instantly slash its calorie count in half? Scientists in Sri Lanka believe they have figured out how to do this with rice. Here is the … Continue reading

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Arsenic in Rice – 7 Things to Know

Arsenic in Rice – 7 Things to Know

Consumer Reports, the venerable source of objective product testing, has just published a worrisome follow-up report on arsenic in rice. The full report and video is here. Arsenic is a deadly toxin that was used in pesticides in the past … Continue reading

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FDA: Arsenic Levels in Rice Pose No Short Term Risk

FDA: Arsenic Levels in Rice Pose No Short Term Risk

Last Friday, the FDA published its findings on arsenic levels in rice. We’ve discussed the matter in the past here and here. Arsenic is a deadly toxin that was used in pesticides in the past and now is found in … Continue reading

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Arsenic and Rice. A Deadly Combination

Arsenic and Rice. A Deadly Combination

This is a guest blog post by Anna Hackman Arsenic in rice is back in the news again. The latest report is from  Consumer Reports’ study that revealed dangerous levels in both rice and products containing rice.  The Consumer Reports … Continue reading

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Nothing Special About Added Fiber in Special K Cereals

Nothing Special About Added Fiber in Special K Cereals

Kellogg’s Special K line of cereals has quietly been upgraded nutritionally. Sort of. The company has added 1 gram of fiber to the Special K’s, excluding the original flavor. One gram doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s 50% more … Continue reading

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Mom’s Best Toasted Cinnamon Squares – A good breakfast choice?

Mom’s Best Toasted Cinnamon Squares – A good breakfast choice?

We got this request from Jennifer, a Facebook friend of Fooducate: “Can you guys do a breakdown of the brand…Mom’s Best Naturals – specifically the Toasted Cinnamon Squares. I am hoping to find a better choice for my kids and … Continue reading

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Marie Callender’s Frozen Meals. Recall or not, a Sodium Bomb

Marie Callender’s Frozen Meals. Recall or not, a Sodium Bomb

Last week, ConAgra, a huge food conglomerate, recalled 800,000 units of Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken and Rice Frozen Entrées. The fear – a salmonella infection that has spread to 14 states. Recalls happen every once in a while, and we’ve … 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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9 Things to Know About Annatto [Food Additive]

9 Things to Know About Annatto [Food Additive]

1. Annatto is a natural spice used as a food additive. 2. It is used both as a red food coloring and adds a sweet peppery taste. 3. Annatto comes from the pulp surrounding the seeds of the achiote tree … Continue reading

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7 Things to Know about Maltodextrin [Food Additive]

7 Things to Know about Maltodextrin [Food Additive]

1. Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide that is used as a food additive. A polysaccharide is a type of carbohydrate. 2. It appears as a white powder. 3. Maltodextrin is produced from starches of corn, wheat, potatoes or rice. 4. Its … Continue reading

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