Today, a condiment is defined as “something used to enhance the flavor of food, especially a pungent seasoning.” This broad definition encompasses an array of sauces, spreads, pastes, dips and dressings to please the palate.
When you shop for food, are you getting what you pay for? How would you know? Recent news stories of food fraud incidents — imported olive oil labeled “extra-virgin” that’s actually a less-expensive grade of
The USP Food Fraud Database categorizes the type or nature of food fraud reports as follows: replacement, addition and removal. Here is what those categories mean. Replacement Replacement is the complete or partial replacement of
Worried about food fraud? According to the Congressional Research Service, these are the nine leading food categories with reported cases of food fraud. Olive Oil Often substituted with a lower-cost type of olive oil or
Until recently, shopping for organic foods required a special trip to a natural foods store or farmers market. As interest in organics grew, organic foods became widely available in conventional supermarkets, but premium prices meant
Since ancient times, horseradish has been prized for its medicinal and gastronomic qualities. A few centuries ago, central Europe was the hotbed of horseradish consumption. Today, horseradish is grown in the U.S. — mainly in
As far back as 3,000 B.C., North American Indians have been grinding or pounding sunflower seeds into flour for cakes, mush or bread, mixing the meal with beans, squash and corn, and cracking the seeds
Health Benefits of Avocado By Kerry Neville, MS, RD Once shunned for high fat and calorie contents compared to other fruits, avocado’s nutritional reputation is on the upswing. One ounce (or about a fifth of a