Recently, a Best Food Facts reader submitted a question asking, "Why are sweet potatoes sweet? Are they watered with sugar water?" To answer this question, we reached out to Kenneth Pecota, Researcher, North Carolina State University.
Did you know that American farmers produced nearly 1.8 billion pounds of green beans and 9 million barrels of cranberries in 2013? The USDA gives us a look at Thanksgiving by the numbers.
What's the best way to thaw a turkey? Should you wash your turkey? How do you know when your turkey's done? Don't fret! The USDA has prepared this handy guide to help make sure your Thanksgiving meal preparations include food safety!
Do hormones in milk, meat and eggs cause early puberty?
You might be surprised to find out blogger Victoria, behind the mouth-watering blog Love Laugh Cook, has a full-time job in sports medicine, but don’t let her love for exercise fool you! Her love for food is evident with just one peek at her blog.
Did you know that the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and 230 grams of fat during a traditional holiday dinner with turkey and all the trimmings? Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, shares some tasty ways you can indulge without the bulge!
Ever thought about letting this leafy green take the spotlight in your next dish? Kale is known for its versatility and mighty nutritional punch.
A self-described attorney in the apron, Lynn is a law school graduate bringing order to the courtroom and the kitchen. Her blog, Order in the Kitchen, is mains meets desserts, cocktails and beyond!
George Kent, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Kent's research has centered on human rights, international relations, peace, development, and environmental issues, with a special focus on nutrition and children. To get to know Dr. Kent, Best Food Facts asked him a few questions.
There’s nothing like the bright green of the avocado to spruce up an otherwise boring dish! Avocados not only appeal to the eye but are also packed with nutrients that can complement daily health.
Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the dreaded holiday weight gain season, but it doesn't have to! Many of Thanksgiving's staple items are actually good for us, and by making a few substitutions, it can be a meal your health will thank you for!
The USDA approved commercial planting of a potato that resists browning and has fewer unsightly and wasteful bruises. It’s called the Innate™ brand and could be coming to a supermarket near you in the not-too-distant future.
Ethan Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA, is Professor of Food Science & Nutrition; Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies; Acting Chair, Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences; and Former President, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
At the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2014 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, registered dietitians learned about the latest nutrition research to help consumers manage their weight, control high blood pressure and diabetes, and feed their gut bacteria!