• International Food

    BYU researchers breed hybrid quinoa to combat global food insecurity

    Quinoa, that nutty sweet seed we curiously refer to as a grain, has shot up the food chain from obscure California-hipster dish to an American culinary mainstay. Its popularity has now reached the level that the people who decide such things have officially ascribed a national day in January to institutionalize its consumption, which, unlike other arbitrary consumer days (looking at you, Slurpee Day), might actually be a good thing, considering the seed’s impressive profile of nutrition, with B vitamins, fiber, minerals and protein. Add to that its quick cook time and immense versatility. There’s a team of researchers at  

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  • Healthy Food

    Plant-based food from KFC, McDonalds, Burger King may not be healthy

    When “Beyond Fried Chicken” was added to Louisville-based Kentucky Fried Chicken‘s menu on Jan. 10, it became instantly clear that plant-based meat alternatives had gone mainstream. “We couldn’t be prouder to partner with KFC to offer a best-in-class product that not only delivers the delicious experience consumers expect from this iconic chain but also provides the added benefits of plant-based meat,” said Ethan Brown, founder and CEO of Beyond Meat. Made with pea protein and flavored with KFC’s signature “finger-lickin’ good” seasonings, the Beyond Fried Chicken menu item is the most recent addition to “on-the-go” faux  

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  • Fat Free Food

    Try These Brain Foods to Improve Your Mood

    “Our brains evolved to eat almost anything to survive, but increasingly we know there’s a way to fuel it to improve overall mental health,” said Dr. Ramsey, author of the book “Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety.” “We know if you eat a bunch of garbage, you feel like garbage, but the idea that it extends into our mental health risk is a connection we haven’t made in psychiatry until recently.” Try some new ‘brain’ foods To help patients remember the best foods to eat to support brain health, Dr. Ramsey has devised a simple mantra: “Seafood, greens, nuts and  

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  • Trending Food

    M&M’s Characters Are Getting a New Look To Become More ‘Inclusive’

    The blink-or-you’ll-miss-it design changes are kind of like looking at one of those “Can you spot the difference?” pictures, and they’re not immediately noticeable. But upon closer inspection, a few notable differences become clear. The biggest — and perhaps most controversial — change is that the green M&M, who typically sports her signature white go-go boots, has stepped into a pair of “cool, laid-back sneakers to reflect her effortless confidence.” Brown, the other female character, has also slipped into something a little more comfy — block heels, instead of her signature stiletto. She and the green M&M will also have  

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  • Fast Food Restaurant

    Which fast food restaurants accept EBT food stamps?

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as Food Stamps, is a federally funded program which provides eligible, low-income individuals and families assistance to avoid food instability. The program however is run at a state level which means benefits vary state by state. Certain states participate in the SNAP Restaurant Meals Program, which allows the elderly, disabled, and homeless to use their SNAP EBT card at authorized restaurants. Here’s what you need to know… SNAP: how to apply and how it works There are strict eligibility requirements to qualify for SNAP benefits. If you want to sign up for  

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  • Food Recipes

    Tamal Ray’s recipes for winter pulse freezer meals | Food

    After weeks of a diet whose main food groups comprise paté, cheese and Ferrero Rocher, I’ve started the new year with mind and gut crying out for a change. I won’t be indulging in any crash dieting, though. Instead, I’ll be shifting my focus to foods that nourish and satisfy and, in particular, feed the gut microbiome. These dishes rely on pulses, which are naturally full of fibre, to provide sustenance to all the microorganisms that make a home in our digestive system and help to keep us healthy. Both are also great to make in bulk and freeze,  

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  • International Food

    Sweegen Praises New Framework on Stevia Technology By

    Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Jan. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sweegen’s health and wellness commitment through global sugar reduction solutions became stronger after Codex Alimentarius (Codex), the international food standard safety authority, recently adopted the specifications for all four stevia technologies, including Sweegen’s bioconversion. “The new Codex framework is timely as the benefits of steviol glycosides, the sweet component in the stevia leaf, fit into the broader health and wellness narrative, which is something consumers want to see more of, and global food and beverage manufacturers want greater access to,” said Luca Giannone, senior vice president of sales. The significance  

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