11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

Beef jerky has been relegated to the checkout counter in gas stations and convenience stores. However, this venerable foodstuff has a proud heritage. Here are some interesting facts: 1. Jerky is a means to preserve meat without refrigeration. 2. Traditionally, the … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [miniseries part 3/4]

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [miniseries part 3/4]

Welcome to part 3 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we defined whole grains and whole wheat. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To … Continue reading

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How Does Milk Turn Into Cheese?

How Does Milk Turn Into Cheese?

The average American eats about 30 pounds of cheese annually. We all know cheese comes from milk, but how does that actually happen? Here is a brief primer, which also explains about curds, whey, and rennet. What you need to … Continue reading

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Coconut Chips As a Snack?

Coconut Chips As a Snack?

An interesting find earlier this week at the Food and Nutrition Expo in Atlanta was coconut chips. We sampled Bare “Show me the Honey” Crunchy Coconut Chips and couldn’t stop eating. The product is rather simple and looks like coconut … Continue reading

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This Fast Food Chain Reduced Sodium by 27 Percent In the Past 5 Years!

This Fast Food Chain Reduced Sodium by 27 Percent In the Past 5 Years!

One of the hidden dangers of processed foods is high levels of sodium. Americans consume almost twice the amount of salt they should on a daily basis, and the majority comes from prepared foods. The restaurant industry is a major … Continue reading

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Planters Peanuts, The Next Generation

Planters Peanuts, The Next Generation

At Fooducate, we are big fans of nuts and seeds as snacks. Eaten with a piece of fruit, they provide a great combination of protein, healthy fats, and carbs. Let’s talk peanuts, shall we? Although technically a legume, not a … Continue reading

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Some Folks Have a Sweet-Tooth. Others, a Salt-Tooth

Some Folks Have a Sweet-Tooth. Others, a Salt-Tooth

A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension, has found a correlation between high blood pressure and an affinity for salty food. Scientists observed 4 small groups of subjects who were offered french bread … Continue reading

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Too Much Salt in Your Food? Check the Sodium-to-Calorie Ratio

Too Much Salt in Your Food? Check the Sodium-to-Calorie Ratio

For the human body, salt is at the same time a necessary mineral and a deadly one. In ancient times, it was so coveted, that Roman soldiers received their pay in salt (the term “salary” from the latin for salt … Continue reading

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The UK Saved Lives By Reducing Salt in Foods. Meanwhile, Here in the States…

The UK Saved Lives By Reducing Salt in Foods. Meanwhile, Here in the States…

Public health policy works. Here are some hard numbers for you, straight from the United Kingdom: Between 2003 and 2011, the Brits decreased their daily salt intake by 15 percent In that same time, death from heart diseases decreased by … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Trail Mix

Let’s Talk Trail Mix

A trail-mix can be the ultimate snack, with great taste and a good combination of all 3 macro-nutrients: protein, (healthy fats), and carbs. Unfortunately, in many store-bought versions, flavors skew too sweet and way too salty. Take for example this … Continue reading

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