Published on Oct 4, 2018
Published on Jul 23, 2018
Choline Nutrient Content Claims Now Allowed
“B4” you reformulate, consider adding choline (also known as vitamin B4) to your nutrient mix. As one of the many recent changes to U.S. food labeling regulations, a Daily Value has finally been set for choline. This creates the opportunity to fortify products with choline and pursue 'good source' and 'high' nutrient content claims for choline.
Published on Feb 21, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration has finally decided to make some changes to the nutrition facts label in hopes of improving the diets of American consumers. Scanning the label from top to bottom the first difference that will be noticed is the serving size. This will be changed to a more accurate depiction of what is typically consumed, rather than the prior reference amount.
Published on Feb 19, 2018
A recent study released by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that 6% of children with an allergy to cow's milk had a lower bone mineral density in their lumbar spine than those that consumed milk (1). Milk allergies are the most common allergies among children, estimating 2.5% of youth. Calcium intake was significantly lower in those with a milk allergy and few subjects supplemented their diet with calcium and vitamin D, two important nutrients for children obtained from milk (2).
Published on Feb 15, 2018
In the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, potassium is noted as a nutrient of public health concern. This is due to low intakes of fruits, vegetables, and dairy (1).
Published on Sep 1, 2017
One of America’s most popular vegetables has an entire month dedicated to itself, the potato. It is obvious why this tuber is so popular, it can be mashed and added with butter to create a creamy side dish, sliced and fried for a crisp, crunchy snack, or baked, boiled and stuffed with toppings for the main course.
Published on Apr 25, 2017
In a shallow wadi near Lake Chad, women in colorful clothes skim bowls across the surface of the water, collecting the green soup of algae which grows there. They pour the algae paste into depressions in the sand, where it dries quickly in the sun to produce a crumbly green cake called dihe. These cakes will be cut into pieces and sold at the market, then later added to traditional sauces and foods for nutrition and flavor.
Published on Apr 18, 2017
Once an optional afterthought, the Nutrition Facts label has evolved into a trusted and necessary foundation of our lives. Read on to learn about the history of the label, or check out our free Nutrition Facts Label Changes Guide for the most recent changes to the label regulations.
Published on Mar 24, 2017
Matcha. This vibrant green powder is now a featured functional beverage in coffee and tea shops, becoming so popular it’s growth is predicted to increase 25% each year until 2018 in North America(1). This traditional Japanese beverage can provide more health benefits per cup, knocking green tea out of the top spot.
Published on Mar 14, 2017
Cold Brew coffee has officially gone mainstream when Dunkin' Donuts released this new menu item. Priced at over $3.50 for a cup, cold brew has customers talking. Here is how cold brew coffee differs from a traditional iced coffee.