Ingredients & Nutrients

Blog entry | Mar 08 2016
Looking for something to jump-start your day?  If you’re like millions of people all over the world, you’ll grab a cup of coffee. Or maybe you’ll sip some green tea. Or gulp an energy drink. Or drink a soda. Or, if you have a serious sweet tooth,...
Blog entry | Mar 03 2016
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation would like to correct media reports raising concerns about infant formula containing ingredients produced using biotechnology (also referred to as “genetically engineered” ingredients or “...
Blog entry | Mar 01 2016
Super Tuesday brings a lot of excitement in the political world. It’s not just a Tuesday, it’s a massive-exercise-in-democracy Super Tuesday. “Super” definitely adds flair to a word. It’s not just a man, it’s a faster-than-a-speeding-bullet Superman...
Blog entry | Feb 29 2016
There’s been some recent hoopla about beverages. Some coffee shops have come under fire for “hiding” sugar in their lattes, teas and hot chocolates. Of course, if you read nutrition labels, you already knew what you were drinking … you read labels,...
Blog entry | Feb 25 2016
How would you describe your diet? Vegetarian? Flexitarian? Do you strictly live off potatoes? Ron Swanson was a major supporter of eating an abundant amount of breakfast foods. You could fill an encyclopedia with terms people use to describe their...
Blog entry | Feb 23 2016
This is the second part of a Q&A with Dr. Jared Dickinson on protein. Click here to check out part one! 8. When should Americans consume protein? As noted earlier, Americans should consume protein throughout the day in spaced out intervals, for...
Blog entry | Feb 18 2016
Ladies and gents, there’s a new fat in town. Although it seems like coconut oil is still all the rage these days, there has been some movement on who’s the phattest fat. Meet "ghee." aka the Sanskrit word for “sprinkled.” Hailing from Asia, ghee is...
Blog entry | Feb 18 2016
When it comes to cooking oils, you already know about olive, coconut and canola oil. In fact, many Food Insight posts discuss the nutritional benefits or misconceptions about those oils. But there are so many more cooking oils than just those three...
Blog entry | Feb 16 2016
What do cool mint, vanilla ice cream and cherry topping all have in common? Aside from being ingredients in a delicious sundae, all of these foods and flavors were made possible for you to enjoy by a flavorist. According to the Flavor Extract and...
Blog entry | Feb 16 2016
Chlorella: It’s not what led to the demise of your family in the Oregon Trail videogame. (That would be "cholera.") Chlorella is actually one of those “superfoods” you keep hearing so much about. Specifically, it is a green, unicellular microalgae...
Blog entry | Feb 11 2016
When you think of presidents and food, you might remember some modern-day highlights like Bill Clinton’s vegan meal plan or Ronald Regan’s jelly bean obsession. But presidential cuisine has a rich history. Let’s turn back the clock to bring you...
Blog entry | Feb 10 2016
“I want to make eating healthy and preparing meals as difficult and complicated as possible” … said no one ever. Packaged foods provide a convenient and time-efficient way to eat balanced, nutritious foods without the hassle. Many packaged foods are...
Blog entry | Feb 09 2016
A new fad diet has hit social media, promising a transformation from couch potato to “Spud Fit.” An Australian man has vowed to eat nothing but potatoes for 365 days in an attempt to lose weight and improve his relationship with food. He calls his...
Blog entry | Feb 09 2016
Oscar season is here, and there are some buzz-worthy “noms” this year. Let’s take a look at our nominees: (Mush)Room Although they may not be the best-dressed on the red carpet, don’t underestimate these fungi. They will surprise you with their...
Blog entry | Feb 09 2016
Have you ever read the label on food and saw some big words that you’d never seen before? Azodicarbonamide, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate … you can’t pronounce them, and they seem intimidating. Chatter on social media even says a particular...

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