What can be snipped, snapped or crunched with kitchen shears? The list is seemingly endless: fresh herbs and leafy greens, bacon, poultry meat and cartilage, dried fruit, fish, pie dough, whole canned tomatoes, crab claws,
Whole foods are the hallmark of a healthful diet — not to mention a resounding message from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. But the whole foods movement is manifesting in other areas of nutrition
Interesting yet too often underrated, tahini is a go-to ingredient in many Middle Eastern dishes. What would hummus be without tahini? Its appeal lies in its versatility. This simple paste made of finely ground sesame
From locally sourced eggs, meats and dairy to plant-based proteins such as legumes, nuts and seeds, the popularity of and interest in sustainable protein sources is ever-growing — including the wide variety of seafood options.
At the forefront of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are recommendations to focus on varied proteins and heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Seeds provide all three of these nutrients and are plant-based sources of
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