Ingredients & Nutrients

Blog entry | Mar 27 2017
Humans have a long-lasting love affair with caffeine. How we consume it continues to evolve, but we have certainly found and created ways to do so for centuries, with tea being the earliest known caffeine-containing beverage, steeped in China in the...
Blog entry | Mar 15 2017
We all have at least a bit of a sweet tooth, right? Well, most of us deprive ourselves at one time or another out of fear of excess calories. But some people also avoid foods and beverages containing the low-calorie sweetener aspartame because they...
Blog entry | Mar 15 2017
Caffeine is naturally found in many foods and beverages; along with coffee and tea, it’s also found in cocoa, kola nuts, guarana, yerba mate, and more than 60 other leaves, seeds, and/or fruits. While there are many sources of caffeine, the source...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2017
Hardly a month goes by without a new nutrition research study capturing headlines. March is #NationalNutritionMonth, so, of course, another nutrition study (Micha et al.) is in the spotlight. It’s published in the Journal of the American Medical...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2017
There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about titanium dioxide, which can be used as a colorant in foods. While headlines may suggest titanium dioxide is a health concern, scientific research has actually shown titanium dioxide to be safe. So...
Blog entry | Mar 07 2017
CPEUs will be provided for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and Dietetic Technicians Registered (DTRs). Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET No pre-registration required. The link will be active only on March 21,...
Blog entry | Mar 02 2017
A recent video on BuzzFeed compared the relative sugar content in various fruits, the not-so-subtle implication being that "sugar = bad." Such a message is not only over-simplified—focusing, as so much clickbait does, on demonizing a single ...
Blog entry | Mar 01 2017
If you are anything like us, you rely on pantry staples to create quick, affordable and nutritious meals to get you from one meal to the next. We decided to create three mouth-watering recipes that incorporate at least one canned food. In addition,...
Blog entry | Feb 14 2017
In honor of American Heart Month and National Snack Foods Month, I thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about some of the best snack foods that also support heart health. So get ready to snack your heart out! Nuts: Nuts are chock-full of...
Blog entry | Feb 07 2017
Oils play a very important role in food ingredients: They enhance flavor, improve texture, keep food moist, and enhance the absorption of key nutrients. Oils, like olive and canola, are good sources of unsaturated fats that have been shown to...
Blog entry | Jan 26 2017
Nutrition conversations can be "qwerty" ... I mean, quirky. They’re eerily reminiscent of a favorite game from my youth—the telephone game. Remember it? It was always full of laughs, but it was also eventually full of falsehoods. It taught me...
Blog entry | Jan 24 2017
A lot of nutrition advice centers on which foods to eat or which to limit. But some studies show that learning how to eat can be just as important as learning which foods to eat. Mindful eating is one mealtime skill that can fit with any healthy...
Blog entry | Jan 23 2017
"More." It’s an interesting word. Generally speaking, it has a great connotation. More money? Yes, please. More time? That sounds terrific, thank you. When it comes to food issues, however, more doesn’t always seem better. A study recently published...
Blog entry | Jan 17 2017
When it comes to weight management, eating some foods may be more beneficial for you than others. This infographic is the first in a series inspired by the International Food Information Council Foundation's 2016 Food & Health Survey, where we...
Blog entry | Jan 11 2017
New Year, new superfood! And this year, we’re discussing the super green food spirulina. What’s spirulina, you ask? It’s a blue-green algae that grows in the ocean and has been used as a nutritional supplement in recent years. Along with its...

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