In the human diet, meat and other animal products are an important dietary protein source. With a growing global population and socio-economic statuses evolving, the demand for animal products, particularly meat, is increasing. Meat products are a group of food that is especially scrutinized because this group calls into question its effect on the environment, animal welfare and its impact on human health.
Fun Food Fact! You may have noticed that not all eggs you can buy or collect from your chickens look the same. Some have a white shell, others a brown shell. Then when you crack them open, some yolks are very yellow, while others appear to be extremely orange. Did you ever wonder what causes […]
It is getting easier and easier to eat gluten-free. Increasingly more producers cater to consumers on a gluten-free diet. As such a consumer, it is important to know what you are looking for on a nutrition label. But what products contain gluten-rich ingredients? And what are the things to keep an eye out for? So […]
Fun Food Fact! Not all sugar is the same. What we call sugar, is a group of small carbohydrate with a sweet taste. There are several types of these small carbohydrates. When you are reading a nutrition label, and you see for instance fructose, galactose, glucose, lactose, maltose or sucrose listed, you know there is […]
Fun Food Fact! Did you know that the ‘air’ that you find in a lot of food packaging, is not the same air you and I breathe in every day? The air we breathe on earth is a mixture of roughly 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen and minimal amounts of Argon, Carbon Dioxide, Neon, Helium, Methane, […]
Have you ever thrown out chocolate because you thought it had gone bad since there was a white, powdery layer visible on it? Fun Food Fact! It probably didn’t need to be thrown out. Let me tell you why.
When you have a peanut allergy, a warning on a food label could potentially save your life. If you are lactose intolerant, you will be thankful when your food labels let you know up front that the product contains lactose. Sometimes, however, information on packaging is less about informing you and more about selling products. Things […]