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February 24, 2014

 

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Beetles, It’s What’s For Dinner!

While it's something of a taboo for folks in the U.S., eating insects instead of conventional meat might not be such a bad idea.

December 9, 2013

 

Two people dressed in vegetable costumes greet each other at a farmer's market.

Timing Your Vegetables Right

Eureka! Vegetables' nutritional properties vary according to their light cycle. They are most healthful when exposed to light after being stored in the dark.

December 3, 2013

 

A table spread with fresh vegetables and herbs.

Matters of Taste

Bred to be tastier, modern produce has lost much of its healthy green goodness.

November 28, 2013

 

A cornfield with blooms of candy corn.

Sweet Corn’s Not-So-Sweet Rewards

The history of corn is marked by an increase in sweet flavor and a decrease in nutrition.

November 25, 2013

 

Glass mason jars are displayed next to garden vegetables in preparations for canning season.

Food Preservation

Canning is the best way to keep your favorite foods bacteria-free.

November 19, 2013

 

Colorful tops of glass soda bottles.

A Heaping Spoonful of Sugar

Trying to curb carbs? Processed sugar is more widespread than you think.

November 4, 2013

 

Woman shops in soda aisle of a supermarket.

Menu Mapping

New food map could help researchers better understand the connection between food consumer patterns and health.

February 14, 2013

 

a basket of apples

Why Am I Still Hungry?

You've just snacked on rice cakes. Why are you still hungry?

February 8, 2013

 

red wine in a glass with a blue background

What Are Sulfites?

You've just opened a bottle of wine for dinner. On the label, you see these words: Contains Sulfites. What are sulfites? And what are they doing in your wine?

November 26, 2012

 

pretzels close up with salt

Which Makes You Thirstier, Salt Or Sugar?

Chow down salty chips or pretzels, and soon you'll be guzzling your favorite drink. But snacking on sugary foods makes you thirsty, too.

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