5 Things to Know About the Nitrites & Nitrates in Your Hot Dog

5 Things to Know About the Nitrites & Nitrates in Your Hot Dog

1. Sodium Nitrite and Sodium Nitrate are food preservatives used primarily in processed meat products such as hot dogs, luncheon meats, ham, bacon, corned beef (spam), and in smoked fish. 2. Nitrites play several roles: they maintain the pinkish meat … Continue reading

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5 Scary Ingredients in Dunkin Donuts Glazed Donut Egg & Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

5 Scary Ingredients in Dunkin Donuts Glazed Donut Egg & Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

Get ready, another made up marketing holiday is upon us – today, Friday June 7 is National Doughnut Day. Silly of to think that here in America every day was national doughnut day. Jokes aside, it turns out today is … Continue reading

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10 Weird Hot Dog Facts

10 Weird Hot Dog Facts

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  Or try Fooducate’s Online Nutrition App! Happy Fourth of July Everyone! Did you know that Americans will consume 150 million hot dogs before the day is over? How is that … Continue reading

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Betty Crocker’s Mashed Potatoes in a Box [Inside the Label]

Betty Crocker’s Mashed Potatoes in a Box [Inside the Label]

  Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? The smooth and creamy texture of hot potatoes mixed with salt and some butter. Unfortunately, this sidedish requires some preparation, and many people have resorted to industrial solutions. Here is an example of a … Continue reading

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Are Hebrew National Kosher Hot Dogs Healthier than the Rest?

Are Hebrew National Kosher Hot Dogs Healthier than the Rest?

We recently got an email from Dave: Stumbled across your blog a few days ago, have been pouring over your archives ever since.  My wife and I are in the process of converting to a much more natural and healthy … Continue reading

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13 Interesting Facts about Beef Jerky

13 Interesting Facts about Beef Jerky

photo credit: avlxyz A venerable foodstuff that has been relegated to the checkout counter in gas stations and convenience stores, beef jerky actually has a proud heritage. Here are somethings you might want to know. 1. Jerky is a means … Continue reading

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Weiner Wars – Oscar Mayer Jumbo Beef Franks vs. Ball Park Franks

Weiner Wars – Oscar Mayer Jumbo Beef Franks vs. Ball Park Franks

The long weekend marks the beginning of this year’s barbecue season, and if you’re like most Americans, there will surely be some form of frankfurter sizzling away on your grill. Hot Dogs are a big business (billions of dollars a … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

Inside the Label: Oscar Meyer’s Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers

It’s not the most important meal of the day. And it’s not the heartiest either. Lunch, the get-it-on-the-run or have-it-at-the-computer meal doesn’t get enough respect. And how could it, when products like Oscar Meyer’s Lunchable’s take its name in vain. … Continue reading

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7 thing to know about Nitrites in your Luncheon Meats

7 thing to know about Nitrites in your Luncheon Meats

Image via Wikipedia 1. Sodium Nitrite and its closely related Sodium Nitrate are food preservatives used primarily in prepared meat and fish such as ham, bacon, hot dogs, corned beef (spam), luncheon meats, and smoked fish. 2. Sodium Nitrite helps … Continue reading

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