What do peanuts, cow’s milk, and shellfish have in common? They are among the eight foods (see them here) that account for 90 percent of all food allergies—a disease that experts say is on the rise. According to a recent... more
What are lentils? Lentils are small lens-shaped legumes. A type of “pulse”—a crop harvested for its dry seeds—they grow in pods and are very nutritious. Where are lentils grown: Lentils are available year-round and are a staple in the Middle... more
What is tofu? A staple in Asian countries, tofu is a meat substitute made by extracting liquid from ground, cooked soybeans and curdling it. It is sold in rectangular blocks that resemble cheese and can range in texture from soft... more
We keep hearing that the rate of childhood obesity—a true nationwide epidemic—keeps going up…and up…and up, but in some places, the rate is finally starting to dip. A new report by data analysts at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation draws... more
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