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Scientists: We Can Make a Store-Bought Tomato Tastier

It's about time, science

(Newser) - Researchers for the US Department of Agriculture believe they've found an inexpensive way to make store-bought tomatoes taste better (other than slapping them between mozzarella and basil, of course). Quartz reports tomatoes from the supermarket are typically flavor-lite because they are transported from the farm in cold temperatures—generally... More »

Why Wendy's Spent 3 Years Looking for Blackberries

It hopes to compete with fast-casual eateries' fresh ingredients

(Newser) - Finding 2 million pounds of blackberries is no easy feat. "It's been a slow, painful journey for us," says the procurement boss at Wendy's. "We spent 14 months scavenging around the industry, looking at more suppliers than we ever have." The number actually topped... More »

Way to a Woman's Heart Is Through Stomach, Kind Of

People tend to be more sensitive to reward stimuli when hungry, but not in this case

(Newser) - It's long been said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but new research suggests that this is true for women, too—though with a twist. In a study published in the journal Appetite , researchers at Drexel University report that women's brains are... More »

Scientists Create a Healthier Peanut

It's said to be more resistant to disease

(Newser) - If you've been puzzling over ways to get more oleic acid into your body, the USDA has just come through. In a joint venture with Oklahoma State University, the agency has released a brand-new peanut that's said to boast a richer flavor, health benefits, and resistance to crop... More »

Study: Certain Carbs Can Up Your Risk of Depression

Added sugars, refined grains boost women's depression risk by 23%

(Newser) - Feeling depressed? Don't turn to PB&J on white bread in an attempt to make yourself feel better, especially if you're a woman. A diet high in certain carbohydrates—highly refined ones, like that bread, for instance—may bump up the risk of depression in postmenopausal women, per... More »

Blue Bell 'Crankin' Out Ice Cream' Again

Ala. plant gets all-clear from health officials

(Newser) - Blue Bell can resume production and sale of ice cream manufactured at its Alabama plant, the state's Department of Public Health says. An inspection found that Blue Bell's creamery in Sylacauga, Alabama, meets all state public health standards, and the finding leaves no state objection to resumed production... More »

Want to Live Longer? Add Chili Peppers to Your Diet

The study analyzed more than 485K people

(Newser) - People who like a little heat in their meals just might be doing their longevity a favor. So report researchers this week in the British Medical Journal after studying the health, diets, and alcohol consumption of more than 485,000 people in China. Controlling for many variables, including family medical... More »

Whole Foods Hawks $6 'Asparagus Water,' Quickly Backs Off

'The nutrients from the asparagus do transfer,' an employee explained

(Newser) - If you're wondering whether a $5.99 bottle of asparagus water has actually become a thing, it has—but neither Whole Foods nor consumers are letting it be more than a fleeting fad, reports Consumerist . It started Monday when a Los Angeles magazine editor posted a photo of the... More »

McDonald's New Menu Item: 'Lettuce' Burger

It's part of new burger-building option

(Newser) - McDonald's has become the latest fast-food chain to offer a bunless burger and the bread replacement is something a lot healthier than the fried chicken in KFC's Double Down: lettuce. The "lettuce burgers" have been introduced as part of the chain's "Create Your Taste" burger-building... More »

Stop Using the Term 'Ethnic Food'

Washington Post writer is tired of the implied diss

(Newser) - It's time to retire the phrase "ethnic food" from our lingo about what we eat, argues Lavanya Ramanathan in the Washington Post . Her main problem with it is in how it gets "selectively" applied "to cuisines that seem the most foreign, often cooked by people with... More »

Your Favorite Health Food Has a Dark Side

Scientist may have linked kale to low-level thallium poisoning

(Newser) - McDonald's might want to rethink its latest venture with kale . An article in Craftmanship magazine says everyone's favorite health food might produce some rather unwelcome side effects, including chronic fatigue, digestive issues, arrhythmias, and more. According to Mother Jones , the article "doesn't establish a definitive link... More »

Critics Are Lying: GMO Food Is Safe

Slate writer takes an in-depth look

(Newser) - Judging by public perception, genetically modified food is an unnatural abomination being forced on us by evil corporate giants. People are afraid this "frankenfood" will kill them, which is why chains such as Chipotle and products such as Cheerios are going GMO-free. The problem with all this is that... More »

Killer Appetizer? It May Have Ruined Your Main Course

People like their entrees better when preceded by a mediocre appetizer

(Newser) - We humans are so fickle. How much we like our main course can change based solely on the quality of the appetizer that immediately preceded it. So says a new study out of Drexel University published in the journal Food Quality and Preference . "It’s always worth remembering that... More »

31% of Land We Use to Grow Food Is Wasted

Survey: Most Americans think they're less to blame than others

(Newser) - A new study might make you think twice about how much food you throw away. Not only does 31% to 40% of American food go to waste, at a cost of $161.6 billion in 2010, but you're probably wasting more than you think—because almost 75% of Americans... More »

Pizza or Hot Dogs? The Hut Gives You Both

Hot Dog Bites Pizza soon available in US until July 11

(Newser) - How do you top pizza wrapped in bacon ? You whip up a pizza wrapped in pigs in a blanket, that's how. The totally serious creation comes to you from Pizza Hut, which has been testing what the Consumerist calls its "hot dog stuffed in a pizza crust"... More »

Open in Boston: Supermarket Selling Old Food

Non-profit Daily Table sells healthy but aging food at low prices

(Newser) - A non-profit grocery store opened in Boston yesterday with an interesting premise: Collect food that would otherwise go to waste because it was near its sell-by date and sell it to people at low prices. Daily Table, the brainchild of former Trader Joe’s chief Doug Rauch, opened its doors... More »

No More Big Macs for Gitmo Inmates in Lawyer Meetings

Food during Guantanamo legal consults forbidden for 'health,' 'safety' reasons

(Newser) - Guantanamo Bay inmates accustomed to snacking on falafel, hummus, and kebabs—as well as fare from the on-base Pizza Hut or Mickey D's—brought in by their legal teams during visits will now have to confer on an empty stomach. In a "procedural modification" to existing rules about... More »

Kraft Mac & Cheese Losing the Dyes

Move follows Change.org petition by food blogger Vani Hari

(Newser) - This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the US will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic colors. In January, Kraft says its macaroni and cheese will be colored using paprika, annatto, and turmeric. There has been a huge shift away from processed... More »

Why We Crave Comfort Food When Sad

It reminds us of our parents' love: study

(Newser) - Americans love their comfort foods, from macaroni and cheese to chicken noodle soup. But a new study suggests it isn't actually the taste of the food that we crave, but rather a reminder of an emotional bond we shared with the person who made the dish for us in... More »

New Villain in Being Overweight? Your Personality

Extroverts, neurotic people linked to unhealthy eating habits

(Newser) - If you crave chocolate after a hard day at work or eat too much junk food when out with friends, your personality may be to blame, according to a new study in the journal Appetite . Researchers at Switzerland's Federal Institute of Technology compiled 1,000 Swiss responses to three... More »

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