"Pommes frites" -- obviously French. If you've taken a French class, you know that the word "pomme" means "apple" and the word "frite" means fried. So if you order "pommes frites" from a restaurant menu, will your server bring you a heaping plate of fried apples?
September is National Whole Grains month, so we thought it would be appropriate to wrap it up with a roundup of 10 of the hottest grains we’ve been seeing a lot of lately. We also included an awesome recipe for each grain so you have no reason to not try ‘em out!
Have you ever looked through your cookbooks for a new recipe and passed them over because they involved the word "blanch?" What does that mean, and how do you do it?
Grains represent a valuable part of any diet, and today dietary guidelines suggest about half the grains you eat should be whole grains. But what is a whole grain, and how can you include more whole grains into your diet?
You may have been seeing signs or hearing rumblings of sprouted grains - on television, on food packaging, from friends or online. What's the big deal, and what are sprouted grains, anyway?
Charcuterie sounds really fancy, but what does it really mean? Next time you see this word on a menu, you'll know exactly what it means (even if you didn't so well in French class)!
A fun Q&A about all things cherries from registered dietitian Sarah Downs!
Did you know that September is National Whole Grains Month? But what exactly is a whole grain? We asked registered dietitian Sarah Downs for the 411!
The newest member of the Best Food Facts team, Susan, brought us something unusual – an albino squash that grew in her garden! Dr. Kevin Folta, professor and chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, helps to explain this mysterious veggie.
Confused about fats? What makes fat "good" or "bad" and where can we find these fats? We provide the skinny on fats.
Is it a superfood? Is it toxic? Recently, there's been a lot of news surrounding the health benefits and safety of kale. We talked with Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs to answer some questions about this cruciferous vegetable.
Oils are great for cooking, baking and dressing, but with so many options to choose from, what oil is the best for what? And are some oils healthier than others? This helpful infographic will assist you in making the best decision for your oil needs.
Thanks for making July a great month here at Best Food Facts! We noticed you showed a little bit of extra love for a few posts, too! If you haven't yet - check out the top Best Food Facts posts from July. Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
Originally posted November 15, 2010.
Organic foods have gained popularity due to the perception that organic foods are safe, wholesome and all around better for you. To find out if this is true, we reached out to Dr. Ruth MacDonald, Professor and Chair of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University.
Parabens are in a wide variety of foods and other products that we use every day. But, what exactly are parabens and why are they used in food? Are they safe? We set out to find the facts and asked the experts.