From Processed Food

What You Need To Know About Citric Acid

Citric acid is one of the most common food additives in use today.  You may think it is a harmless derivative of lemons, and that used to be so.  Today’s citric acid is a whole different story.  Here’s what you need to know about this pervasive ingredient. Among the peculiar names that you will find…

Drought And Our Staple Crops

Reading Labels: Sugar Where it Doesn’t Belong

You may think you know how much sugar you are eating, but if you buy ready made foods, even in so called health-food stores, you may be consuming more sugar than you ever imagined. Why wait for dessert when you can have sugar at every course?  Buying processed foods may mean you are bathing your…

What’s In Your Processed Food? Sugar.

When you see the label All Natural on a package of processed food, it doesn’t mean much. Another day of supermarket sleuthing yields yet more sugar in the form of a double hit of maltodextrin. Yum! So, how many of you actually keep maltodextrin stocked in your pantry? It’s highly processed, but not synthetic, so…

Panettone: Read the Label

Do cage-free eggs make up for mono and diglycerides in your baked goods? Panettone is a Milanese specialty that’s enjoyed throughout Italy as a Christmas treat. Making it takes a long time, and it’s expensive, since it’s enriched with egg yolks and butter. Needless to say, the resulting tall, round and flavorful bread is well…

Is eggnog a seasonal food?

What’s In That Eggnog?

Despite the tradition of having a hot cup of eggnog at a Christmas party, or perhaps at the hearth of a roaring fire, this rich and creamy wintertime beverage is in fact seasonally out of place.