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Tips for Building a Food Foundation


Making good food choices and eating better doesn't have to be difficult - especially if you've built a basic food and nutrition foundation. Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, and Best Food Facts nutrition adviser, shares some food and nutrition building blocks to help kick-start your healthy eating and help you make healthy eating decisions while dining out.

Eating Better: The Powerful Pumpkin


Getting ready to carve pumpkins for Halloween? Think twice about tossing that pile of pumpkin pulp while carving. The orange flesh is more than just the remnants of a spooky jack-o-latern. This viscous material is loaded with nutrients you do not want to throw away!

Reappraising Processed Foods


Are you trying to avoid processed foods? Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, explains why the term 'processed' doesn't necessarily mean 'unhealthy.'

What's the Safest Way to Clean Produce?


Before you bite into an apple, do you wash it? Recently, Best Food Facts received a question from a reader asking, “What is the safest way to clean vegetables and fruit? Is hot water and a scrubbing brush all that I need to use?”

Tiny Blueberry Packs Big Nutritional Punch


Good things come in small packages, and this is certainly the case with blueberries! Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, and Best Food Facts nutrition advisor, had the opportunity to participate in an educational farm-to-table tour to learn more about these delicious berries.

ABCs of Food: J is for Jam


Do you know the difference between jelly and jam? Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, gets the answer from a canning expert.

Annalise from Completely Delicious Gives Us the Digest on TASTE Tour


You’ve heard about California adventures with seven of our food blogger friends during TASTE: Unearthing the Art and Science of Food Blogger Tour from our point of view. Now, we’re bringing you the skinny from Annalise of Completely Delicious on her favorite parts of the tour and what she learned.

Sweet corn. Field corn. Popcorn. What's the difference?


Here is a look at corn from all angles.

Sweet corn, field corn, and popcorn - where do they fit into your diet? Best Food Facts received a question concerning which form of corn fits in which category, and why. To answer the question we have reached out to three experts.

Slicing into the Nutrition Facts - Beet Greens vs. Blueberries


While strolling through the aisles of the supermarket or moseying the streets of the farmers market, there’s no doubt you are engulfed by the array of bright colors of the fruits and veggies on display. Taking a closer look beyond the pure beauty of these foods, Best Food Facts received the following question: Are beet greens as nutritious as blueberries? We reached out to Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RD, to get the skinny.

Snag Summer While It Lasts


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


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


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.

There Is More to Canning


When you’re ready to move beyond Canning 101, check out all of the incredible things you can do through canning and preservation methods.

The Science of Canning


Similar to the enduring appeal of pearls and the little black dress, canning fresh fruits and vegetables is an art form that never goes out of style.

Guilt-Free Healthy Eating


Don’t let fear of pesticide residues keep you from enjoying the bounty of the season. All fruits and vegetables are good, regardless of whether the label reads organic or conventional.

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