Ingredients & Nutrients

Blog entry | Sep 27 2016
If you love nut butters as I do, then you’ve probably noticed a wide variety of them available in supermarkets. From cashew butter, chocolate almond butter, and mixed nut and seed butters, to the flavored varieties like maple vanilla and cinnamon...
Blog entry | Sep 23 2016
Election season is in full swing! So while you have voting on your mind, we’re sharing “campaign” posters for some of our favorite nutrient-rich foods. First up is pasta, a versatile and delicious base for any meal. Add some vegetables and lean...
Blog entry | Sep 19 2016
With vibrant colors and tonal hues, food can be more like art. I am drawn to foods that appeal and engage my visual senses. The more colors, the better. Did you know that natural and artificial food colors can help correct for color loss and natural...
Blog entry | Sep 09 2016
I am sure you have heard of the phrase “we eat with our eyes.” This common phrase is especially meaningful in the realm of food colors, as food coloring has been in existence for more than 2,000 years, starting in 300 BCE when artificial colors were...
Press Release | Sep 07 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – It’s no secret that Millennials are changing the food and nutrition landscape. But Boomers have their own set of unique ideas about what they want on their plate. The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation dug deep...
Blog entry | Aug 29 2016
It’s no secret around the office that I love to cook. Spending time making dinner is one of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day at work. It’s also something that I love to do with friends and family. This is why I am so excited about this...
Blog entry | Aug 10 2016
Floral, grassy, sweet, slightly bitter, nutty, astringent—only a few of the many flavors of tea. For us purists, tea is the beverage produced by adding hot water to leaves of Camellia sinensis, a shrub originating in Asia. So how do we get so many...
Blog entry | Aug 10 2016
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued guidance to reduce sodium in packaged and processed food products. While sodium is essential for many basic human activities, such as muscle and nerve function, too much can increase blood...
Blog entry | Aug 01 2016
You may have many questions about this important milestone. When are babies ready for solid foods? Which foods should be given? How much food is enough? This resource provides tips for starting solid foods and keeping infants safe when they are...
Blog entry | Jul 27 2016
I’m a bit of a mad scientist in the kitchen. Sometimes my dishes are new takes on old favorites, other times they are just mashups of my favorite ingredients. This Weekend Chew is a little of both. I call this one “Caprese Lasagna Salad.” It’s...
Blog entry | Jul 14 2016
Here we go again. Another day, another headline touting questionable science. This time, findings in a study published in Cell Metabolism suggest that consuming sucralose might increase appetite.  This is important because low-calorie sweeteners (...
Blog entry | Jul 13 2016
Get your Pokéballs (and your smartphones) and gear up: Pokémon is back and it’s stronger than ever. Creeping up to popularity levels of apps like Tinder and Twitter, Pokémon Go is bringing out the inner Ash Ketchum of Pokémon lovers all over the...
Blog entry | Jul 11 2016
Summer is here, and it's time to hit the beach! But before you slather on the sunscreen, what are some easy, healthy snacks that complement this perfect beach weather?  Here are some simple, portable snacks to help keep you cool and energized for a...
Blog entry | Jul 08 2016
This year is the Year of the Pulse, and what better way to celebrate than with some roasted lentils! Lentils are a legume, and even further categorized as a pulse, or a legume that only includes the dry seed. Besides lentils, other types of pulses...
Blog entry | Jul 05 2016
I got mixed reactions from friends when I told them I was going vegan. Some were supportive: “Oh, you can make so many great vegan meals!” Some were aghast at the idea: “Why would you do that?!?!” But no matter what, I was determined to stick to my...

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