By simply pushing down on the top of a canning lid post-hot water bath, it’s easy to determine if a container is hermetically sealed, meaning nothing can pass the barrier of the seal.
Food sensitivities can take the form of food allergies or food intolerances. A food allergy is potentially life-threatening, while a food intolerance is unpleasant and inconvenient.
Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE, of the blog Sound Bites provides, " sound science, smart nutrition and good food" advice.
Turmeric, a root of the Curcuma longa plant and favorite spice in Indian and Thai recipes is prized for its health-boosting anti-inflammatory qualities and high antioxidant content.
Do you eat salmon? Is it safe to eat farmed salmon or should you only eat the wild-caught variety? Which is best for polyunsaturated fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6? We reached out to Charles R. Santerre, PhD, Professor at Purdue University, to answer a few questions about salmon.
Drinking diet beverages can help people lose weight. That’s one of the conclusions in a study appearing in the June issue of the Journal of The Obesity Society.
Often misinterpreted as the stomach flu, food poisoning is actually caused by noroviruses. These viruses create inflammation in the stomach and large intestine, resulting in unfortunate vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps.
In our foodie-focused culture, it’s hard to overlook the appeal of a well-dressed meal. So when it comes to frozen foods, we wondered why the food on the package doesn’t quite look like what we slide out of the microwave or oven.
Dr. Wondwossen A. Gebreyes is a professor and Director of Global Health Programs in the Veterinary Medicine College from The Ohio State University. His research interests include antimicrobial resistance, food safety and infectious disease molecular epidemiology.
To get to know Dr. Gebreyes a bit more, we asked him a few questions.
Meet Kelly Hughes Roberts of Farm Foodie Fitness, a one-stop source of information about organic gardening, food, nutrition, health and fitness.
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!