Emulsifiers made from plant, animal and synthetic sources commonly are added to processed foods such as mayonnaise, ice cream and baked goods to create a smooth texture, prevent separation and extend shelf life.
Successful global giants in the grocery market, including the European companies ALDI and Lidl, continue to emerge in America, bringing with them lower prices, more jobs and stiff competition. While it may seem like a
Few food trends have become so pervasive, and so quickly, as the gluten-free movement. Less than 10 years ago, celiac disease was a mere blip on the radar of mainstream media. Then, TV personality Elisabeth
Processed foods that sit on supermarket shelves for a while would deteriorate if certain food additives were not included. Humectants and anticaking agents contribute to consumer expectations for quality and performance of favorite foods if certain
Developed for medical use and generally prescribed to treat poisoning, activated charcoal is ingested to absorb harmful chemicals in the GI tract and stop the body from absorbing them. While it is effective in treating
One does not need to go far to find harrowing statistics about obesity. According to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data, obesity in adults more than doubled over half a century — from 13.4