Tagged: sugar

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...

Chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe

Chocolate peanut butter fudge is a delicious, easy and healthy snack that can be made at home without much fuss. The nice thing about this recipe is that it has very little refined sugar,...

First taste of chocolate in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) leads the world in production and export of the cocoa beans used in the manufacture of chocolate, as of 2012, supplying 33% of cocoa produced in the world. West Africa...