Tomato Products – Preserved and Precious

Tomato Products – Preserved and Precious

This post is sponsored by the Tomato Products Wellness Council and was written by Sharon Palmer, RD. When you’re scouring the supermarket for healthy fruits and vegetables, you usually start in the produce section.  Sure enough, it’s the best place … Continue reading

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The NEW Starbucks Red Dye: Tomatoes Instead of Bugs

The NEW Starbucks Red Dye: Tomatoes Instead of Bugs

And what does this have to do with pink slime?  New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!  In one of the quickest turnarounds we’ve seen in the food industry, Starbucks has just announced that it will be removing the red bug … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Organic Tomatoes in the Winter

Thoughts on Organic Tomatoes in the Winter

When people buy organic, they know they are not only making a better choice for their family, but also for the planet. Organic farming practices are, after all, sustainable. Turns out that things are not as clear cut. Take a … Continue reading

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Pomi – BPA Free Crushed Tomatoes [Product Test]

Pomi – BPA Free Crushed Tomatoes [Product Test]

Following up on the yesterday’s blog post, we recently took a look at POMI canned tomatoes, that come in a BPA-free package. Penny, a fooducate product tester got a a test pack sent to her home and had only good … Continue reading

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Cool Fruit [Literally]

Cool Fruit [Literally]

Ever get stuck with over-ripe fruit? In these hot summer months, a day or two in that nice bowl on your countertop may be all that’s needed to turn a picture perfect specimen into a messy mush. The Amazon Fresh … Continue reading

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Could the Healthiest Food Also be the Deadliest?

Could the Healthiest Food Also be the Deadliest?

The consumer watchdog group CSPI published [PDF] a provocative list of 10 healthy foods that have been involved in large scale contamination in the past few years: LEAFY GREENS: 363 outbreaks involving 13,568 reported cases of illness EGGS: 352 outbreaks … Continue reading

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9 Tidbits from the Maker of “Food, Inc.” (PBS)

9 Tidbits from the Maker of “Food, Inc.” (PBS)

David Brancaccio of PBS’s Now show interviewed filmmaker Robert Kenner, the director of “Food, Inc.” a few days ago. The movie takes a very critical look at the modern food industry and helps viewers better understand why supermarket fare for … Continue reading

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Inside The Label, Cinco De Mayo Special: Dean’s Guacamole Dip

Inside The Label, Cinco De Mayo Special: Dean’s Guacamole Dip

Salutations, today is Cinco De Mayo. Originally a Mexican holiday commemorating a great military victory 150 years ago, it has come to symbolize, especially in the US, Mexican heritage day. A very important piece of that heritage is the scrumptious … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own Food for Fun & Profit

Grow Your Own Food for Fun & Profit

These tight economic times may lead us to opt for low cost “bargains” when it comes to our food choices. Especially susceptible are fresh fruits and vegetables that sometimes come at exorbitant prices. Roger Doiron, founder of Kitchen Gardeners International … Continue reading

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It’s Cheaper to Gain Weight than it is to Lose it (part 2 of 2)

It’s Cheaper to Gain Weight than it is to Lose it (part 2 of 2)

Image via Wikipedia This is the second of a two part post. In the first part, we explained why it is cheaper to gain weight than it is to lose it. The price of taste and convenience has fallen mightily … Continue reading

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