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Word of the Week: Cleansing

1/13/2016

In reference to diet, cleansing is often defined as detoxifying or removing harmful substances from the body. Typically a cleansing or detox diet involves a dietary regimen that attempts to remove toxins from the body. 

What You Need to Know About the 2015 Dietary Guidelines

1/7/2016

The long-awaited 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been released! We chatted with Best Food Facts registered dietitian Sarah Downs to find out more.

Word of the Week: Gastronomy

1/6/2016

Gastronomy is the practice or art of cooking and eating good food.

The Devil's in the Details: How to Hard Boil an Egg

1/4/2016

Hard-boiled eggs can be used in many delicious dishes like deviled eggs or egg salad, or they can be eaten by themselves for a quick source of protein. 

2015: The Year in Review

12/31/2015

Is it just us, or was 2015 the year of food knowledge? From how to properly clean produce to using leftover produce to hormones and antibiotics in animal protein to the cost of food, consumers wanted to know everything about what they were eating. Let’s take a look back at Best Food Facts' hottest food stories of 2015…

Word of the Week: Mincemeat

12/30/2015

Mincemeat is a mixture of fruits, nuts, spices and sometimes meat, and is usually used as pie filling.

Food Packaging 101

12/25/2015

Brown paper packages tied up with strings…. They may be some of our favorite things, but when it comes to food, there are many options for keeping food fresh and safe. As many of us are opening packages today, here is some background on food packages.

Word of the Week: Fruitcake

12/23/2015

The fruitcake has become somewhat of a joke in these modern times, but this dessert is often served at weddings and on other special occasions.

Word of the Week: Gingerbread

12/16/2015

Gingerbread is a tasty treat, especially around the holidays. From houses to men, baking with gingerbread can be lots of fun!

411 on Sprouted Potatoes

12/11/2015

We had some potatoes at home that sprouted, which made some questions pop up in our minds. A few experts were glad to provide the answers.

 

Word of the Week: Sugarplums

12/9/2015

Sugarplums are thought of around the holiday season -- children have visions of them running through their heads, and who can forget the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker?

Does Buying Local Food Guarantee It's Safe?

12/7/2015

Farmers' markets remain a growing trend, with 64 percent of the more than 8,400 farmers' markets surveyed by USDA reporting increased traffic in 2014 and 85 percent of market managers wanting to add vendors. This shows consumers are clearly interested in buying local food.

Buying locally helps support the local economy, and could reduce the amount of energy required to ship food from other areas. In some cases, fruits or vegetables may be fresher if bought locally. But does that mean that locally-grown food is safer?

Word of the Week: Fig

12/2/2015

It's the time of year for figgy pudding, whatever that is! OK, it's made with figs, but what exactly is a fig?

Battle of the Potatoes

11/30/2015

We often receive questions from readers about the differences between regular potatoes and sweet potatoes. You may have had both during your recent Thanksgiving festivities -- was one favored over the other? We break down the differences between the two in this "Battle of the Potatoes!" Despite the potatoes being very different, you may be surprised to find out the competition between the two is pretty close.

Thanksgiving Leftover Roundup!

11/25/2015

What are our favorite things about Thanksgiving? The delicious meal and being surrounded by loved ones are at the top of the list, but close behind is Thanksgiving leftovers! Utilizing leftovers is a great way to not only prevent food waste but also to get creative with different recipes. With a plethora of turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, veggie dishes, and much more, it can be tough to decide exactly what to make. We've compiled tips and tasty recipes from some of our favorite food bloggers to help you turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into culinary dreams. 

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