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Olive Oil Myths Exposed!

8/27/2014

At the Robert Mondavi Institute, we met up with Sue Langstaff, owner of Applied Sensory, LLC, and member of the UC Davis Olive Oil Taste Panel and the UC Cooperative Extension Sonoma County Olive Oil Taste Panel. Langstaff taught us about the science behind the sensory experience of tasting olive oil. She also cleared up a few slippery myths about this beloved oil.

Can We Overdose on Fortified Foods?

8/26/2014

The more the merrier, right? Well, not according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). This group recently published a report addressing fortified foods in young children’s lives.

What Food Additives Come from Animals?

8/25/2014

For many, eating vegan can be challenging at times. We received a reader question asking what food additives are derived from animals. To answer this question, we reached out to Dr. Sean O’Keefe, Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology at Virginia Tech.

4 Super Sweet Things You Should Know about Honey

8/21/2014

At the Robert Mondavi Institute, we had a super sweet time learning about (and tasting) honey and chatting with Amina Harris, Executive Director of the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute of Wine and Food Science at UC Davis. And, now, we are bringing some of that sweetness to you by sharing what we learned in the form of four not-so-sweet honey myths.

TASTE Tour Day One: Finding Best Food Facts Down on the Fruit Farm

8/20/2014

For food writers, whether it’s researching the history of basil pesto (famously from Genoa, Italy), finding the best tips for barbecue food safety (avoid flare ups that cause potentially carcinogenic dark char on meats) or understanding the benefits of biotechnology used in modern day farming (such as improved nutrition, drought tolerance and pest resistance), it’s important to seek out experts with the most accurate information and best consumer advice.

Meet an Expert: Steven Heymsfield, M.D.

8/19/2014

Dr. Steven Heymsfield is a professor at Louisiana State University in the Metabolism and Body Composition Department.

With a focus on obesity, he researches new technologies to analyze human metabolism.

 

Set your Sights on a Healthy Summer

8/18/2014

Make summer nutrition easy with guilt-free snacks that can fill in the holes so you can still partake in fun summer food. Look for a balance of fruits and vegetables, protein and whole grains.

Snag Summer While It Lasts

8/15/2014

Attempting to squeeze the last bits out of summer? It’s unbelievable how fast this time of year goes! Like many, you may be approaching the realization that there are not enough weekends left of the summer to entertain your plans or goals, including your diet. 

Best Food Facts and Foodies Head to California for the TASTE Tour

8/14/2014

Best Food Facts took California by storm during our inaugural ‘TASTE: Unearthing the Art and Science of Food’ Blogger Tour – a three-day extravaganza that explored the technology and science used in food production.

Back-to-School Menu Makeover

8/13/2014

With ‘Back to School’ advertisements flooding our lives, it's safe to say that, for many kids, school is back in session.  While sending your children off for the next stage of their lives, you may note that their eating habits have taken a turn for the worse while they were enjoying their summer days of freedom.

Is Chicken from China Safe?

8/12/2014

Recently, Best Food Facts recevied a reader question asking, "Is chicken that is processed in China and sold in the U.S. safe to eat?" To answer this question, we reached out to Patricia Curtis, PhD, professor and director of Auburn University’s Food Systems Institute.

Running Down the Big 8 Allergens

8/11/2014

The Big 8 Allergens include milk, eggs, fish, wheat, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts and soya (soybean). 90% of all food allergies in the U.S. are caused by the Big 8.

Eating Better: Teff’s Mighty Nutrition

8/7/2014

Take your taste buds on a no-passport-required journey with whole grain teff. The tiny, yet mighty, North African cereal grain is gluten-free, an excellent source of vitamin C and rich in fiber, protein and calcium.

Meet an Expert: Peter Davies, PhD

8/6/2014

Dr. Peter Davies is a Professor in the Swine Health and Production Department at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Davies specializes in pig health as well as diseases and how pigs are raised. He is also passionate about societal issues related to food animal production, disease surveillance and regional disease control.

Should I Eat Carbs?

8/5/2014

There’s a whole lot of confusion about whole grains.  A battle over the breadbasket rages as advocates and experts take sides – either for or against the grain.

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