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Sprouted Grains 101

Monday, February 10th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: 1
By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger I love scouring the supermarket aisles and checking out the newest products and food trends that pop up on store shelves. Lately, I’ve been noticing the influx of foods made with sprouted grains. I’ve been a fan of sprouted grain bread for a while, but dug in to learn why these foods have become so popular. What Are Sprouted Grains?
Grains start out as seeds or kernels (think…

Ingredient Spotlight: Molasses

Monday, January 13th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: 0
Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing Blogger This dark syrup offers not only a uniquely sweet flavor, but also a variety of vitamins and minerals. It’s the key ingredient for beloved gingerbread recipes, and makes a great addition to your kitchen cabinet! History
In the United States, molasses first appeared during colonial times when it started being imported from the West Indies as a part of the Triangular Trade.…

5 Over-Hyped Foods

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
Every few week there’s a new superstar food claiming to be the answer to our health concerns. Before you jump on the latest food craze bandwagon, do some digging to assess whether it’s really craze worthy. These latest 5 foods may be healthy, but their benefits are over-hyped. Tart Cherry Juice
Touted as a powerful anti-inflammatory, athletes in particular have gone crazy for this stuff. Supporters claim it can…

From Field to Plate: The Dairy Farm

Monday, November 18th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts  /  Comments: 0
When I was a little girl, I remember visiting relatives in Israel who owned a small dairy farm. It’s where my love for dairy began. I’ve always been curious to how a US-based milk farm operates and last month I was given the opportunity to visit two NY-based dairy farms in Rochester. The Food
I had the pleasure of visiting two farms: one conventional (El-Vi Farms) and one organic (Har-Go Farms). Interestingly,…

Farmer’s Market Find: Orange Cauliflower

Friday, November 8th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: 1
By Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing Blogger Across America farmers markets have become common place. They’re a great venue for purchasing seasonal produce, supporting local agriculture, and discovering new foods and ingredients. I was pleasantly surprised by my recent discovery: orange cauliflower! What is cauliflower?
Cauliflower is a member of my favorite family of vegetables, known as Brassica oleracea

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