Ingredients & Nutrients

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...
Blog entry | Feb 08 2016
Every so often, we read a new study that challenges what decades of research have demonstrated. While it makes for great headlines, we’re often left wondering: is it credible? The latest challenge comes on the safety of low-calorie sweeteners, one...
Blog entry | Feb 04 2016
This weekend, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will be going head-to-head at the Super Bowl. The cities of Charlotte, N.C., and Denver, Colo., are known for more than just their football talent, mascots and team colors. They also both have...
Blog entry | Feb 04 2016
Do you rush out the door in the morning and need a quick, nutritious breakfast? Don’t worry, you don’t have to pull out the waffle iron or omelet maker to have a decent breakfast. Here are four easy, quick, and healthful options that are just as...
Blog entry | Jan 29 2016
Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s the time for long-stem red roses, dinner reservations at an expensive French restaurant, and the burning desire for love and passion. As you sit down at the restaurant across from your loved one, you make sure to do exactly...
Blog entry | Jan 28 2016
I’m not really one for chocolate (I know, crazy), but every so often I get an intense craving for a chocolate milkshake. Of course, I’m also lactose-intolerant … and lactose-free or dairy-free milkshakes are a bit difficult for me to find. So what’s...
Blog entry | Jan 28 2016
According to the 2007 World Food Prize Laureate Philip E. Nelson, “If you teach a person how to process [or package] food, you can feed a village.” But how nutritious would the food in this village be? Most of us are aware that packaged foods offer...

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