Food

8 Best Vegetables for Juicing

8 Best Vegetables for Juicing

In the early 2000s, juicing vegetables and fruit emerged as a trending diet. From green juice to celery juice, the popularity of juicing is more than just a fad. Juice bars continue to pop up around the United States, and the market held steady at $2.36 billion in 2020, according to Statista.  But which vegetables […]

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    5 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Apricots

    5 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Apricots

    Apricots (Prunus armeniaca) have the tartness of a plum but the juiciness of a peach. These stone fruits are extremely nutritious and contain many health benefits, from high antioxidant content to improved digestion. When the Romans learned of the apricot in the first century A.D., they called it “praecocum” or the “precious one.” The apricot […]

    Vegpal Dating App Connects Vegans and Vegetarians

    Vegpal Dating App Connects Vegans and Vegetarians

    If you’re tired of long, lonely nights ordering plant-based pizza at home, a new smartphone app hopes to change that. Vegpal is a dating app aimed at “cruelty-free connections” for singles who follow vegan or vegetarian diets. Launched in August 2021, Vegpal is picking up steam as a popular dating app for people who want […]

    What Are Food Miles?

    What Are Food Miles?

    Food travels long distances – sometimes hundreds or thousands of miles – to reach our plates. Mapping the trajectory of many processed foods is to draw zig-zags across the globe, connecting faraway fields, factories, distribution centers, and store shelves.  The concept of “food miles” was created in the 1990s to warn consumers of the connection […]

    Should You Put Your Pets on a Plant-Based Diet? Experts Say No

    Should You Put Your Pets on a Plant-Based Diet? Experts Say No

    With more people adopting plant-based diets, it’s not surprising that they might be considering what goes into their pets’ foods too. However, when considering making any dietary changes, animal caretakers need to make sure the unique nutritional needs of their favorite felines and canines are met. For instance, while dogs are considered omnivores, cats are most definitely carnivores.

    A Baker’s Guide to Vegan Substitutes: Turn Traditional Baking Recipes Into Plant-Based Recipes

    A Baker’s Guide to Vegan Substitutes: Turn Traditional Baking Recipes Into Plant-Based Recipes

    Vegan, dairy-free, and egg-free baking is booming, but for the occasional home baker who wants to make more sustainable treats, finding the right substitutions isn’t always easy. Sure, you could swap in some applesauce or your favorite plant-based butter, but baking is scientific — even a minor change can leave you with rock-hard cookies, soggy pies, or dry cakes.

    A Beginner’s Guide to Foraging

    A Beginner’s Guide to Foraging

    Perusing the aisles of the grocery store, it’s easy to disconnect from where our food comes from, and forget the processes that bring it to our plate. Throughout history, 30,000 different plants have been used by humans for food and medicine, but now, only three plants – maize, rice, and wheat – account for half of all calories we consume.

    Ukraine Invasion Could Cause Global Food Crisis, UN Warns

    Ukraine Invasion Could Cause Global Food Crisis, UN Warns

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine could lead to a global food crisis, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.  The coronavirus pandemic has already pushed food prices higher, putting strain on developing countries especially. Now, experts worry that the invasion could raise them even further. “My greatest fear is that the conflict continues […]