Honey or Sugar – Which is Healthier?

Honey or Sugar – Which is Healthier?

When food companies want to entice consumers to buy their sweetened products, they like to use the word “Honey sweetened” as a selling point. Sometimes, even when honey is present in tiny proportions compared to sugar (hello Honey Nut Cheerios). … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference between a Food’s Taste and its Flavor?

What’s the Difference between a Food’s Taste and its Flavor?

We came across an interesting factoid (taste vs. flavor) while reading about a new scientific discovery. Apparently 5 tastes are not enough, a sixth one  has emerged, according to scientists. You’re probably familiar with sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. Then … Continue reading

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A Hot Breakfast That Has It All

A Hot Breakfast That Has It All

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl If you combine whole grains, eggs, yogurt, milk, and fruit what do you get? Breakfast! Anyone else missing the bacon in this description? Last week, I wrote Mix Pancakes With Oatmeal … Continue reading

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Pom Wonder…full of 17 Teaspoons of Sugar! [Inside the Label]

Pom Wonder…full of 17 Teaspoons of Sugar! [Inside the Label]

“POM Wonderful” is a juice that we enjoy on occasion because it tastes great. The tart and sweet flavor mix is an acquired taste, but served very cold it is just lovely. Perhaps, even wonderful. And you’ve got to love … Continue reading

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