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What is Reishi?

Monday, August 21st, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: 0
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Whether it’s in the form of a supplement or as an ingredient in kombucha, hot chocolate or granola bars, reishi seems to be popping up everywhere. Is it worth the investment? Here’s the low-down on this unfamiliar supplement. What is it? Reishi is a type of mushroom originating from Asia. However, it differs from your everyday mushrooms as it’s not eaten fresh. It’s…

34 Ways to Use Up Your Garden Produce

Monday, July 31st, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 0
By Daniel Preiato, RDN, Contributing Blogger There’s almost nothing better than sitting down for a meal made straight from your home garden. In the summer, many home gardeners have tomatoes and cucumbers out the wazoo. They may have so much that they struggle to use all their produce before it goes bad. Here are some great ways to use that fresh garden produce before it ends up in the compost bin. Ways to use Produce by

What Do Farmers Do All Winter?

Thursday, April 13th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report Wouldn’t it be nice to take an entire season off work? Perhaps, but don’t expect farmers to be the ones to tell you what that’s like. Whether or not their crops are in peak season, farmers work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure you’re getting the highest quality food possible. I know because, as a registered…

What Is Certified Transitional Farming?

Monday, September 19th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts  /  Comments: more
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger Farms around the country are on the fence about becoming certified organic farms. The process to switch from conventional farming to organic farming can be quite the hassle. This may be why only about 15,000—around 1% of the 2 million US farms–are certified organic. The good news is there’s a new process called Certified Transitional Farming…

5 Peanut Myths, Busted

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN, CDN This post was sponsored by Planters Peanuts who also sent me samples, but my opinions are my own. In honor of National Peanut Day (it’s September 13!), I’m debunking popular peanut myths I’ve heard throughout my years as a registered dietitian. Check out which of these 5 you’ve been falling for! #1: Peanuts Have Too Much Fat
Yes, peanuts do contain 14 grams of fat (or 22% of the recommended…

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