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The Spice of Life


An announcement from a major spice company led to some questions from blogger Krista from The Farmer's Wifee. The company announced it was labeling organic and non-GMO spices and flavorings. Does this announcement mean that spices are changing?

Are Antioxidants a Cure-All?


We hear so much lately about “super foods,” and often antioxidants are associated with these types of foods. So what exactly are antioxidants and do we need them to stay healthy? Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs breaks down the science and benefits associated with antioxidants.

Word of the Week: Antioxidants


We hear a lot about health benefits associated with antioxidants. What are antioxidants and where can they be found?

Feel Good About Fruit


Fruit has been recognized as a good source of vitamins and minerals, and people who eat fruit (and vegetables) as part of an overall healthy diet generally have a reduced risk of chronic diseases. Fruits are important sources of many nutrients. We asked our resident registered dietitian, Sarah Downs, to answer some questions about fruit.

Word of the Week: Daily Intake Values


Daily Intake Values are listed on food packages, but what do those values mean and why should we pay attention to them?

Luck of the Irish


While St. Patrick’s Day is a time to celebrate Irish heritage, let's be honest -- it's also a time to indulge in some tasty meals! We've gathered up some of the best St. Patrick’s Day recipes from some of our food blogger friends. It's your lucky day!

No More Tears - How to Cut an Onion Without Crying


Do you or someone you know cry when cutting onions? Ever wonder why? We asked an expert to help explain why this happens and how it can be prevented.

The "Pis" Have It!


It's Pi Day, the day when mathematicians celebrate that infinite 3.14 number. So what does that number represent? It's "the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter." Here at Best Food Facts, we're not mathematicians but we do know what else is shaped like a circle -- pie!

Eat Your Veggies!


We all know we need more fruits and veggies in our diets, but the task can seem somewhat daunting at first. What’s a serving size? Which colors do I need to eat? Does this count as a vegetable? What about juice? What’s the best way to prepare veggies? Isn’t it going to be expensive? How can I make vegetables taste good? These are all valid questions that our resident RD, Sarah Downs, is here to answer.

Word of the Week: Registered Dietitian


What is a registered dietitian? In honor of National Registered Dietitians' Day, we explore how this profession helps keep the nation healthy!

How Now Brown...Apple?


Last year we reported on a new variety of apple, the Arctic Apple, that was developed through biotechnology or genetic modification to not turn brown after being sliced. The apple, created by Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) of British Columbia, Canada, has had a lengthy government approval process, but has now been approved in the U.S. While the apples are currently in the growing phase, they are expected to be available on the market in 2017.

OSF sent us a few of the Golden Delicious variety of Arctic Apple for us to try. To find out if there was a difference in taste between the GMO apple and a traditional apple you can currently find at the grocery store, we put the apples to the test with our Best Food Facts team. Here's what they said:



Monthly Meal Planning


Meal planning is a great tool that can not only save time and money but can also prevent unnecessary stress about deciding what to eat for each meal. A little planning can go a long way and can help to prevent poor food choices. Creating weekly menus, prepping ingredients and keeping an organized pantry are just a few ways you can master meal planning. Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs shares with us her top tips for meal planning.

Word of the Week: Nutrition


Nutrition is a simple word but it can be difficult to follow. Nutrition can mean different things to different people, but its general meaning can be helpful for everyone.

Celebrate the Flavor of Foods for National Nutrition Month


March is National Nutrition Month and is a great time to savor the flavors that healthy foods have to offer.

Meet an Expert: Sheena Gregg, MS, RDN, LD


Sheena Gregg, MS, RDN, LD, is Assistant Director of the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness at the University of Alabama. We wanted to get to know Sheena a bit better, so we asked her a few questions!


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