Alternatives for MSG
Monosodium glutamate has been a key savory flavor enhancer and food processor favorite for nearly a century, but it seems more consumers are asking for something different. Here are some alternatives.
April 2005 New Food Rollout
Haagen-Dazs sees the light; plant sterols pump up Yoplait; Sargento goes for the bold; Kraft delivers a calcium boost; Coke pushes the throttle; Twist [your] Brain around this!
Bad Science Slams Salt
Again this year, salt was slammed by both the USDA and the Center for Science in the Public Interest in reports that had all of the trappings of legitimate science, but little - if any - substance.
Barilla Plus Rotini
Barilla Plus Rotini with multi-grains, fiber and omega-3s moves pasta from just a starch to a food with excellent nutritional value.
Better Living Through Food Chemistry
Are you familiar with guarana, yerba maté and choline? They and other performance-enhancing ingredients are providing quite a boost - for consumers and for sales of certain foods and beverages.
Beware of Nutrition Misinformation
Everybody's an expert -- or so they seem to think -- when it comes to nutrition. This myopic egotism opens the door to misinformation and a swarm of nutrition fads and crazes, says Editor David Feder.
Boron Builds Bone Health
In the not too distant future, nutrition experts may tell us to include boron-rich foods in our diet. This largely ignored element is being studied more intently at present, as it seems to play a key role in coordinating other nutrients involved in bone health.