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11 Interesting Facts about America’s Eating Habits

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11 Interesting Facts about America’s Eating Habits

More than ever consumers are identifying themselves as foodies with an on-the-go lifestyle that translates to food choices that are more experiential, convenient and impulse-driven. In the January issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists(IFT), contributing editor A. Elizabeth Sloan writes about consumers’ mealtime choices and behaviors in 2015.

IFT Launches New Website To Help Consumers Find Out the Facts on Food

February 4, 2016
Consumers have a lot of questions about where their food comes from, how it’s made and what’s in it. To help consumers find this information, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is excited to announce the launch of “IFT Food Facts.” IFT Food Facts is an online resource that has videos and fact sheets with tips related to the science of food that consumers can use at home, at the store and on the go. (Read more)

A New Alternative to Sodium: Fish Sauce

January 15, 2016
Cooks, chefs and food manufacturers are looking for natural ways to reduce sodium in recipes in nearly every culture. A big challenge to doing that is taste. Consumers typically describe reduced-sodium foods as lacking in taste and flavor. Findings of a study in the January issue of the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), found that Vietnamese fish sauce added to chicken broth, tomato sauce and coconut curry reduced the amount of sodium chloride by by 10-25 percent while still maintaining the perceived deliciousness, saltiness and overall flavor intensity. (Read more)

5 Ingredients that Can Help with Weight Management

January 15, 2016
Weight loss is often one of consumers’ top resolutions for the New Year. While the basic premise of losing weight is to consume less calories than calories burned, weight management has evolved over the years and includes a focus on burning fat, building lean muscle, boosting metabolism and suppressing appetite. In the January issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), contributing editor Linda Milo Ohr writes about six ingredients that can play a role in weight management.  (Read more)

Front of Package Food Labels Do Not Mean a Food is Healthy

January 15, 2016
American grocery shoppers face an array of front of pack (FOP) nutrition and health claims when making food selections. But relying on the front of pack (FOP) claims to determine the nutrition quality of the food may not be a consumer’s best option. In the January issue of the Journal of Food Science study, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), researchers from The Ohio State University and Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia examined and analyzed front of pack nutrition claims on more than 2,200 breakfast cereal and prepared meals released for sale between 2006 and 2010. What they found was that no type or number of front of pack claims could distinguish “healthy” foods.  (Read more)

11 Interesting Facts about America’s Eating Habits

January 15, 2016
More than ever consumers are identifying themselves as foodies with an on-the-go lifestyle that translates to food choices that are more experiential, convenient and impulse-driven. In the January issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists(IFT), contributing editor A. Elizabeth Sloan writes about consumers’ mealtime choices and behaviors in 2015.  (Read more)

Researchers Discover A Way to Potentially Decrease Peanut Allergen

January 15, 2016
Peanuts are widely used in food processing because they are rich in fats and protein, however they are also one of the eight major food allergens. In a recent study from the Journal of Food Science published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), researchers from Ningbo Institute of Agricultural Sciences in China found that seed germination could reduce the allergen level in peanuts.  (Read more)

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