Tagged: sugar

Kanelbullar recipe

Kanelbullar or cinnamon buns are a classic at Swedish coffee parties. During the golden age of home baking, such parties turned into orgies of sweet yeast breads, small cookies, cookies with fillings, pastries and...

The history of Bacardi

Bacardi is the largest privately held, family-owned spirits company in the world. Originally known for its Bacardi white rum, it now has a portfolio of more than 200 liquor and spirits labels. Don Facundo...

Weighing in on sugar substitutes

Artificial sweeteners—used in count­less “sugar-free” products, from sodas, fruit drinks, and candies to baked goods, yogurt, jams, and ice cream—are often thought of as weight-loss aids since they have few or no calories. And...

Why does banana candy typically not taste like bananas?

Watch banana candies being formed by hand using Victorian techniques and discover why banana candy typically does not taste like what you think a banana should taste like. Also explore the weirdness of the...

Glucomannan: a new fiber option

It’s well known that soluble fiber, as found in oats, barley, and psyllium (used in bulk laxatives such as Metamucil), helps lower blood cholesterol levels and promote “regularity” and has other potential health benefits. Now another soluble fiber is...

What are sugar alcohols?

Also called polyols, sugar alcohols are reduced-calorie sweeteners used in many “diet” foods—from candies and jams to baked goods and ice cream—as well as in sugar-free gums, cough drops, mouthwashes, toothpastes, and other products....

Cocktail calorie countdown

This chart, with information from the National Institutes of Health, provides a rough idea of how many calories are in cocktails, based on recipes from some popular bartender guides. If you pour with a heavier...

Alcohol and calories

Just about every packaged food is required to have a Nutrition Facts label, which indicates the serving size and the amount of calories, fat, carbs, and other nutrients per serving. So why not wine,...

The sweet spot for fruits and vegetables

When it comes to fruits and vegetables, 10 servings a day is the best target to aim for, according to a large meta-analysis and sys­tematic review published in February 2017 in the International Journal of Epidemiology—though less...