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Savor: Grapefruit

This tropical fruit, named because it grows in grape-like clusters, comes in several varieties with flesh color influencing its nutritional qualities and benefits.

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.

Savor: Onions

There’s no reason to cry over onions—unless there are none in your pantry. This relative of the lily offers low-calorie, fat-free flavor and a helping of health boosters.

Savor: Shoots and Sprouts

Small in size and delicate in shape, shoots (young, green offspring of certain plant varieties) and sprouts (germinated seeds or beans) can enliven dishes in a big way with crunch, flavor and texture.

Food Trends

The History and Health Benefits of Fermented Food

Home fermentation, and particularly lactic acid fermentation, is becoming an increasingly popular trend.

Gluten-Free: A Fad that Could Be Doing More Harm than Good

Having product options is beneficial for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, but it can also pose a problem when consumers believe that gluten-free means “healthier,” and that wheat, barley and rye are not good for them.

Stovetop Smokers

No longer just a food preservation method, smoking adds variety and versatility to your recipe repertoire.

Kitchen Comeback: Cast-Iron Cookware

From the very old to brand-new designs, cast-iron pans are experiencing a renaissance.

Nutrition News

Labeling Laws for GM/GE Foods

Whether or not they find the idea of genetically engineered foods distasteful, most consumers are unaware that 60 to 70 percent of the processed foods we eat already contain at least one genetically engineered ingredient.

Making Sense of the Latest Evidence on Dietary Fats

Fixating on the calories in fat and its relationship to weight may preclude a fuller understanding of dietary fat.

Product Reviews

The Gadget with a Seal of Approval

A vacuum sealer like this model made by Caso can help families — and singles too — enjoy more homemade nutritious meals.

Today's Pressure Cooker – Yesterday's Microwave?

Just as other kitchen traditions – such as gardening, foraging and canning – have come back into fashion, so have pressure cookers. For my first experience with the IMUSA 7.5-Quart Pressure Cooker, I went appropriately old school: chicken soup.

Tweets from Nutrition Experts

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App Reviews

Breathe2Relax Version 1.3

Breathe2Relax app is a portable skill rehearsal tool designed to take users through guided diaphragmatic breathing exercises.

Dash Diet Free 1.2

The Dash Diet Free app provides recipes designed to prevent and lower blood pressure through food.

Yumprint 1.1

Yumprint catalogs recipes from food blogs around the internet for display in this neat app.

Nutrition Quiz 1.1.1

Nutrition Quiz aims to expose the truth behind health myths and facts of all kinds.

Book Reviews

The Doctor’s Diet

The Doctor’s Diet

Claims to be a flexible plan to help participants lose weight, restore health, prevent disease and ultimately live longer.
The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

A healthy lifestyle program based on five principles: faith, food, fitness, focus and friends.