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Kiwifruit: Don't Judge This Fruit by Its Cover

Kiwifruit add not only a gorgeous hue, but a delightful sweet-tart flavor to dishes and drinks. It is a colorful ingredient in fruit salads, and chefs are finding new ways to make kiwifruit shine on menus.

Get Saucy Series: Healthy Yogurt Sauces

If velvety béchamel sauce suits French food, tangy yogurt sauces befit Mediterranean cuisines.

Sweet Stuff

Whether crystals, powders, liquids or syrups, there are plenty of options to enjoy a sweet taste in today’s marketplace.

Sunflower Seeds: These Kernels Pack a Big Nutritional Punch

As far back as 3,000 B.C., North American Indians have been grinding or pounding sunflower seeds into flour for cakes, mush or bread, mixing the meal with beans, squash and corn, and cracking the seeds for snacks. In today’s kitchen, cooks find sunflowers just as versatile.
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Food Trends

Kefir: From Russia with Love

A fast rising food trend, kefir is an ancient fermented milk beverage believed to have originated in the Caucasus Mountains. Does it live up to its probiotic hype?

Immersion Blenders: Stick Shift

Unlike countertop blenders or processors, immersion blenders — or “stick blenders” — are designed to be mobile. With the press of a button, food is pureed

The Art of Influence

Everyone knows most people should eat more fruit and vegetables. The question is, how do we get people to do it? Does behavioral economics have the answer?

Mortar and Pestle: Old School Kitchen Tool

While electric appliances can produce similar results, nothing replaces the hands-on experience or the flavor produced by this traditional two-piece tool.
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Nutrition News

Diffusing the Benefits of Essential Oils

If you've written off essential oils as modern-day snake oil, it may be time to take another look. From anise to zedoary, essential oils may provide an alternative way to care for your clients.

Herbs, Spices and Medication Interactions

A teaspoon here, a dash there… For people who regularly take medications, could drugs interact with the spices and herbs used in recipes? To paraphrase the 16th-century physician Paracelsus, it may be a case of "the dose makes the poison."
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Product Reviews

Over the Moon about Mezzalunas

Using this mezzaluna to prepare the cauliflower salad below, I was able to chop a big bunch of parsley quickly, neatly and efficiently — I'd never have had the patience to do all that with a paring knife!

Morocco in My Kitchen...My Tagine Love Affair

Step in to my home, decorated with vibrantly colored tiles, arches leading into almost every room, and Moorish iron scrollwork adorning my railings and staircases, and you will have no doubt: I am in love with all things Moroccan! Until now this love affair was missing one thing — I'd never had much experience cooking Moroccan cuisine.
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The latest news and resources from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Read More.
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More » App Reviews

App Review: Elevate (Version 1.15)

Elevate is a daily brain training game designed to improve key cognitive skills that may help improve productivity, self-confidence and more.

App Review: Hi.Q (Version 1.17.68)

With a focus on health literacy, Hi.Q is designed to test your health knowledge using more than 10,000 questions covering over 300 nutrition, medical and exercise topics.

App Review: BagIQ (Version 2.0)

BagIQ lets you track and analyze your grocery purchases to see how what you buy may affect your health and your wallet.
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Cafeteria Man

Cafeteria Man

This 2011 documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at the positive transformations of school food programs in Baltimore and Memphis.