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Plantains: A Tropical Staple for Sweet or Savory Fare

A staple in many tropical cultures, plantains may resemble bananas — but their starchy flesh is less sweet, more like that of a potato, and plantains must be cooked before eating.

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.

7 Tips for Pairing Oils

Intimidated in the oil aisle? Fear not! With the knowledge of six common oils, you'll know exactly what to do.

Savor: Mushrooms

Often overshadowed by brightly colored vegetables that boldly showcase their phytonutrients, the meager mushroom seems to pale in comparison. Yet, the mushroom’s reputation as a nutritional lightweight is beginning to change.

Food Trends

The Urban Farm: A New American Frontier

City dwellers are no strangers to small-space gardening; tomato plants grow on narrow decks and kitchen gardens turn out an abundance of herbs. Now some enterprising urbanites are taking it to the next level, reclaiming vacant lots for community gardens, growing produce on rooftops and distributing fresh food to neighborhoods that need it most.

Healthy Soils, Healthy Foods

Soil — a dynamic and complex system of minerals, air, water and organic matter — is the lifeblood of anyone’s farm and of everyone’s food supply.

Plant-based Populations

Learn which faith-based cultures abstain from eating animal products and what you should know about people's religious and spiritual practices.

Shake It Up, Buttercup

Ever shake a covered jar of heavy cream until butter formed? If so, welcome to food processing — and enjoy the fresh flavor and creaminess of homemade butter.

Nutrition News

Besting Breastfeeding Bullies: A Case for Supporting, Not Shaming

Has the "breast is best" mantra gone too far in perpetuating these feelings among women who cannot, or choose not, to breastfeed?

Picky vs. Problem Eater: A Closer Look at Sensory Processing Disorder

Formerly called sensory integration dysfunction, SPD occurs when the brain has trouble processing information through the senses. SPD exists on a spectrum, affecting one or more of the senses and usually with a combination of over- and under-sensitivities. It affects up to 16 percent of school-age children in the United States.

Product Reviews

A Cruet to Covet

I like serving oil in a cruet as it drizzles out rather than pouring too rapidly — keeping portions under control.

The Easiest Way to Save the Season's Flavors

This canner is a must-have for both canning regulars and first-timers. It's completely automatic — it takes all of the guesswork out of canning and simplifies the entire process meaning no hot water baths, timers, or worrying that you'll end up with a safe finished product.

Tweets from Nutrition Experts

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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.

More » App Reviews

Headspace (Version 2.0)

The self-proclaimed “gym membership for the mind,” Headspace teaches you to meditate and provides resources to support the effort. This version shows off an updated platform design which delivers a new user experience.

Appetites (Version 2.0.2)

The Appetites app delivers step-by-step cooking classes virtually. This newly designed version of the app now offers same-day ingredient delivery in select cities.

Sprout Baby (Version 2.01)

Sprout Baby swaps the baby book for a virtual one and provides information and tools to support and document the big and little moments of a growing baby.

More » Book Reviews

The Alkaline Cure

The Alkaline Cure

Billed as a prescription for health by cleansing the body of toxins and resetting pH balance, The Alkaline Cure claims a Western diet promotes an acidic environment and that living "acid-free" will lead to increased energy, decreased inflammation and reduced risk of illness including cancer and diabetes.

More » Movie Reviews

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.