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Luck of the Irish

3/16/2016

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

3/14/2016

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!

3/14/2016

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!

3/11/2016

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

3/9/2016

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?

3/8/2016

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

3/4/2016

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

3/2/2016

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

3/1/2016

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

2/29/2016

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!

 

N is for Nuts

2/26/2016

Do you go nutty for nuts? Nuts are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, and disease-fighting vitamins and minerals. To learn more about nuts, we reached out to Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator of Nutrition, Food Safety and Cooking, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Word of the Week: Fondue

2/24/2016

Fondue is a great dish to serve and enjoy with friends.

Bone Broth: Magic Elixir or Trendy Soup?

2/22/2016

Bone broth has become a chic food, and some claim it has many nutritional benefits. Is bone broth really a magic elixir?

Is Wood Pulp Being Added to Your Food?

2/18/2016

A recent news story has grated some cheese lovers. That Parmesan cheese you're sprinkling on your favorite pasta dishes may not be what it appears, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency found wood pulp in some Parmesan cheese, but how concerned should consumers be? Is wood pulp commonly used in foods?

Word of the Week: Viticulture

2/17/2016

Viticulture is the cultivation of grapevines or the study of grapes.

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