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Lanolin: Truth About this Weird Additive

Lanolin: Truth About this Weird Additive

Lanolin isn’t the most commonly used food additive out there. But it is one of the most questionable, if you think about it. Lanolin is most well known for its applications in health and personal care. Pregnant women rave about the benefits of lanolin, and […]

Mechanically Separated Chicken: The Shocking Truth

Mechanically Separated Chicken: The Shocking Truth

What’s the deal with mechanically separated chicken, anyway? Chicken is chicken, right? Since the 1960s, food manufacturers have been using “every part of the chicken” to make fast food and even kids’ foods for grocery store sale; it can’t be that bad, right? Wrong. You […]

Silicon Dioxide: The Shocking Truth About this Food Additive

Silicon Dioxide: The Shocking Truth About this Food Additive

Salt. Sugar. Crushed red pepper. Garlic powder. Silicon dioxide. Wait, what? What is silicon dioxide, and why is it in your seasonings? Is silicon dioxide harmful, and should you be sprinkling it onto your food? Silicon dioxide is an additive that’s frequently used in seasonings, […]

Sodium Bisulfite: What is it? (Bizarre Additive)

Sodium Bisulfite: What is it? (Bizarre Additive)

There are additives, like cellulose and silicon dioxide, which are added to food. These additives are natural, and in small quantities they won’t cause you any harm. Gelatin and lanolin are examples of animal byproducts which are added to foods – again, they’re probably safe, […]

Turkey vs Chicken: Which is Better?

Turkey vs Chicken: Which is Better?

Turkey vs chicken: how do they compare? They’re both cheap (cheep?) meats, and both are known to be lean. But is one better than the other for cooking, or is one nutritionally better? Don’t get your feathers ruffled in the chicken vs turkey debate. There’s […]

Healthy Fruits to Eat (Superfood Fruits)

Healthy Fruits to Eat (Superfood Fruits)

Food fads come and food fads go. Remember the Atkins Diet? We were encouraged to subsist on bacon and steak, but later learned that creator Dr. Atkins had a history of heart attacks and congestive heart failure. How about the cabbage soup diet? Followers lost […]

Herbs and Their Uses: Cooking and Nutrition Tips

Herbs and Their Uses: Cooking and Nutrition Tips

Technically speaking, even the most inexperienced cook can throw something in a pan, add a little salt, garlic and pepper, and be rewarded with something edible. But the best cooks have experimented with a wide variety of herbs and spices, and (sometimes through trial and […]

Ancient Roman Food (What Did They Eat?)

Ancient Roman Food (What Did They Eat?)

Rome – the eternal city. Its history dates back to as far as 753 BCE, depending on who’s telling the story; the Romans say that their history goes back to 753 but modern historians think that’s more along the lines of 625 BCE. Regardless, a […]

Ancient Greek Food (What Did They Eat?)

Ancient Greek Food (What Did They Eat?)

Ancient Greek food wasn’t too much different from the foods we eat today. Of course, the methods of processing food were much different, and the Ancient Greeks had different ways of coming about their sustenance. For example, they may have kept a goat for access […]

1 Egg Nutrition (Small, Medium, Large + Duck and Quail)

1 Egg Nutrition (Small, Medium, Large + Duck and Quail)

Everywhere you look, eggs are there! They’re in our baked goods and in mayonnaise. You can find eggs in pasta and even in marshmallows. What would we do without eggs? Eggs have long been known as one of the most nutritionally sound foods. They’re packed […]