Which is Healthier – Salmon or Spam?

Which is Healthier – Salmon or Spam?

Apparently, 3 out of 10 people guessed Spam. Before you scoff, know that you could have been one of those 3 people if, instead of seeing the package, you would have only been allowed to view the nutrition facts panel. … Continue reading

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FDA to White House: Green Light on GMO Salmon

FDA to White House: Green Light on GMO Salmon

The FDA recently submitted documents to the White House Office of Management and Budget, supporting the commercialization of genetically modified salmon. This, after several years of studies on the health and environmental impact of this new breed of superfish. Before … Continue reading

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Can’t Take the Heat? Get Out & Grill [Recipes]

Can’t Take the Heat? Get Out & Grill [Recipes]

This is a guest blog post by Beth Warren and was originally posted here. To feed my family of five and extended summertime household of 17, I often feel the need to come up with exciting new dishes to please an … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Better Understand Omega-3

10 Tips to Better Understand Omega-3

Omega-3 has been a hot buzzword in the food space for the better part of the last decade. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that omega-3 is important for a healthy diet. But not all omega-3′s are created equal. Which … Continue reading

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9 Things to Know About Surimi [Fake Crab]

9 Things to Know About Surimi [Fake Crab]

A Fooducate community member, Sofia, recently emailed us with this question: What is it about “Surimi” (or crab sticks), I often see women who are on protein diet eating surimis, I see them in my sushis, I see them in … Continue reading

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Shrimp Dilemma: Low Fat. High Cholesterol. What to Do?

Shrimp Dilemma: Low Fat. High Cholesterol. What to Do?

Here’ a question we got from Lillie, a Fooducate community member Can you help me and your other readers understand how it is that shrimp have no fat, but lots of cholesterol?  Why don’t they have fat, if they are … Continue reading

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A Fishy Debate: Farmed vs. Wild Seafood

A Fishy Debate: Farmed vs. Wild Seafood

This blog post is by Erica Melling, who has joined Fooducate as a summer intern. Farmed. In recent years, it has become the “F” word of the seafood industry. However, the issue is more complicated than you may realize and … Continue reading

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Praise for Sardines

Praise for Sardines

There’s a consensus among the nutrition community that people should be eating less meat and more fish. For most people, this means salmon or canned tuna. These are indeed very popular and nutritious choices. However there are several problems with … Continue reading

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Are Omega-3 Enriched Foods Worth The Extra $$$?

Are Omega-3 Enriched Foods Worth The Extra $$$?

We all know omega-3 means healthy. Men need 1600mg per day, and women 1100mg. Most of us are not getting enough. Food industry to the rescue:  we’re seeing lots of foods boasting added omega-3. There is usually a premium price … Continue reading

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Visualizing Portion Sizes

Visualizing Portion Sizes

This is a guest blog post by Larry Istrail Estimating portion sizes is arguably the most important, yet difficult aspect of approximating your daily caloric intake. Simply stated, the inability to assess serving sizes yields inaccurate caloric estimations and potentially … Continue reading

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