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Word of the Week: Tempeh


Tempeh is made from cooked and slightly fermented soybeans, and is favorite addition to many vegetarian meals.

Word of the Week: Miso


Have you heard of miso? Have you ever had miso? What is it?

Word of the Week: Tofu


There are many different varieties of tofu and it can be soft, firm or extra firm. What is tofu, though, and how is it used in recipes?



Take a Tour of Ballpark Cuisine


There's nothing wrong with peanuts, hot dogs and crackerjack, but today every ballpark has specialty food to offer its patrons. Some focus on local cuisine, while others are trying to break calorie world records.

Knock Nutrition Out of the Ballpark


The first pitch of baseball's opening day brings to mind the smell of fresh-cut grass, the crack of the bat and all the foods you can find at the ballpark. Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs provides some tips on how to hit a home run with nutrition at the game.

Soyfoods Made Simple


Confused about soyfoods? This handy infographic explains some common soyfoods and how you can incorporate them into your diet.

Word of the Week: Edamame


Edamame can be enjoyed as a nutritious snack loaded with protein, fiber and micronutrients.

Celebrate Soyfoods!


April is National Soyfoods Month, and this month Best Food Facts will explore different types of soyfoods including ways to incorporate them into your diet.

Word of the Week: Genetically Modified


Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, have been debated for quite some time. What does genetically modified mean?

The Spice of Life


An announcement from a major spice company led to some questions from blogger Krista from The Farmer's Wifee. The company announced it was labeling organic and non-GMO spices and flavorings. Does this announcement mean that spices are changing?

Are Antioxidants a Cure-All?


We hear so much lately about “super foods,” and often antioxidants are associated with these types of foods. So what exactly are antioxidants and do we need them to stay healthy? Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs breaks down the science and benefits associated with antioxidants.

Word of the Week: Antioxidants


We hear a lot about health benefits associated with antioxidants. What are antioxidants and where can they be found?

Feel Good About Fruit


Fruit has been recognized as a good source of vitamins and minerals, and people who eat fruit (and vegetables) as part of an overall healthy diet generally have a reduced risk of chronic diseases. Fruits are important sources of many nutrients. We asked our resident registered dietitian, Sarah Downs, to answer some questions about fruit.

Word of the Week: Daily Intake Values


Daily Intake Values are listed on food packages, but what do those values mean and why should we pay attention to them?

No More Tears - How to Cut an Onion Without Crying


Do you or someone you know cry when cutting onions? Ever wonder why? We asked an expert to help explain why this happens and how it can be prevented.

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