Monosodium glutamate, better known as MSG, is a hot topic these days. This flavor enhancer combines sodium and glutamate or glutamic acid, which is an amino acid found naturally in the body and in higher protein foods.
Lindsay Livingston is the Columbus-based registered dietitian behind the Lean Green Bean – an endearing health blog filled with nourishing recipes and workout ideas.
Do you ever think twice about throwing out milk that is only a day past its expiration date? If it looks and smells fine, can I still drink it? For this question we reached out to registered dietitian and author of the Sound Bites Blog, Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE about helping us understand these questions.
"On milk, the sell by date is often the date listed, so you should double check to find out whether your milk has a sell by date or an expiration date. If it is an expiration date, then here is my answer:
Recently Best Food Facts received a consumer question about whether GMOs could be responsible for an allergic reaction of rash and hives after eating a salad with fruits and veggies.
To answer this, we reached out to Denneal Jamison-McClung, Associate Director – Biotechnology program at University of California-Davis.
Jude Capper, PhD, is an independent Livestock Sustainability Consultant based in Bozeman, MT; and holds adjunct professor and affiliate positions at Washington State University and Montana State University, respectively. To get to know Dr. Capper, Best Food Facts asked her to answer a few questions!
Feeling bamboozled by sensational nutrition studies? Best Food Facts breaks down the scientific research process so you can make informed nutrition choices.
We've gotten the question several times, "What is a GMO?" While we've enlisted plenty of experts who've provided insights on what they are, whether they're dangerous, why they're not labeled, how they impact the environment, why they're banned in some countries, and whether they cause allergies, we've not actually shown a picture of what they look like. Now, we've got pictures!
Have you seen Pinterest posts about storing lettuce in a jar to keep it fresh? One post claims lettuce in a jar will never go brown! Will storing lettuce in a jar really extend its shelf life? Is it safe?
Explore the chia seed’s journey from food of the Aztec gods to Chia Pets to nutrient-packed whole food containing omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants and calcium.
Lynn Grieger is a registered dietitian on a mission: empowering people to achieve their fitness, nutrition, health and wellness goals.
Wayne Parrott, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia. To get to know Dr. Parrott, Best Food Facts asked him a few questions.
We've heard stories about using certain food products for long, beautiful locks of hair, but what about onions? Rita Pichardo-Geisinger, MD, Assistant Professor, Dermatology Department, Wake Forest Baptist Health, answered a reader's question about using onions for a healthy scalp.
Did you know that moms are the primary change agent when it comes to creating healthy eating habits that can be passed on to the next generation? Learn how you and your family can create a new food history.
Do you cook with herbs? Cooking with herbs can enhance the flavor of any dish. Here are a few things to consider!
Jen Haugen pursues her love of gardening and food as a registered dietitian, aspiring to connect families with the fascinating adventure of food from, farms to tables.