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Protein-Filled Snacks are Trending in 2024

The healthy snack market is thriving as more consumers switch from synthetic to natural ingredients and pursue sugar-free living. Since 2020, the preference for high-quality, healthful foods has been growing, and today, the average American has many more options to nibble on. Protein-rich foods have been gaining traction in the snack world, a trend predicted […]

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EU’s Organic Food Labeling Laws Now Apply to Pet Food

We all want the best for our pets, which is why many people have taken to investing in higher-quality animal food. Much of this food contains organic ingredients. Organic food is 100% natural and grown without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. To certify food as organic, manufacturers must put their ingredient lists and facilities through stringent […]

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Researchers Discover a Sixth Basic Taste

Much of the way we interact with food comes down to our sense of taste. Creating new flavor infusions is an art that guides the culinary industry and keeps people excited about eating throughout their lives. Although we each have unique flavor preferences, there are five basic tastes that all humans share. Now, research from […]

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Foods and Flavors for Lunar New Year 2024

Centered around luck and prosperity, the Lunar New Year is a holiday worth celebrating regardless of cultural heritage. Many US cities with large Chinese populations, including San Francisco, Houston, and New York, host spectacular events to commemorate the day. Here’s what Lunar New Year (sometimes called the Spring Festival) is all about and the foods […]

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The Rise and Fall of Superfood Powders

The world has been hailing superfoods as nutritional heroes for over 100 years. During WWI, the United Fruit Company used the word in marketing materials to promote the health benefits of eating bananas, and the term has stuck ever since. Today, these foods present themselves as green miracle powders that claim to provide all the […]

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The Swiss Anti-Aging Apple That Dominates Cosmetics

Cosmetics have come full circle, from ancient botanical mixtures to modern plant-based formulas. The products we use today often contain the same ingredients as those of yesteryear. However, advancements in biotechnology have changed how we source them. Swiss manufacturer Mibelle Biochemistry has cultivated 100% natural apple cells in its labs for over a decade. In […]

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Understanding Egg-Carton Labels

Hen’s eggs have been a nutritious staple in diets worldwide for millennia, from the simple boiled egg at breakfast to the sophisticated souffle for dinner. The US egg demand has grown, with a predicted per capita consumption of 289 eggs annually in 20231. However, what does this increasing egg production mean for the welfare of […]

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What is the Mediterranean Diet?

The perfect Mediterranean vacation is not complete without freshly caught seafood, red wine, and a crunchy Greek salad drizzled with olive oil. Although indulgent, these foods are exceedingly healthy. People worldwide have taken to the coastal, laid-back dishes of Spain, Greece, Italy, and adjacent in a catchall nutrition plan dubbed the Mediterranean diet.   What […]