Category: Food

Debunking Internet Health Claims

It seems like every day there is a new “cure-all” supplement pill or home-remedy popping up on social media. They claim to cure ailments, improve health and fight disease. With a recent flood of new...

Fluid Needs

Why Beverages are Important All beverages are mostly water, which is a nutrient that is essential to life. Every person’s body function is dependent on water, and you can live only a few days...

Can Cinnamon Cure Diabetes?

There are many uses for cinnamon. Cinnamon can help to add a sweet flavor to foods without adding sugar, but is cinnamon one of the next “super foods” that could cure diabetes? Before you rush out...

The Food Safety of Sprouts

Sprouts are the immature growth that is produced from a germinated seed.  Depending on the seed type, the sprout is generally harvested 1 to 8 days after germination. At harvest the sprout will have...

What To Do With All Those Greens?

There are collard greens ready for picking all over South Carolina. Maybe you are harvesting your own greens or maybe you are buying them form local roadside stands. Regardless of how you are...

Freezing Peaches

Peach season in South Carolina ushers in a time for peach cobbler, peach ice cream, peach pie, and peaches plain. Besides offering a sweet treat, a medium raw peach will give you both vitamins A and...

FDA Releases 2017 Food Code

Food Safety and Nutrition Agent The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the 2017 Food Code in February 2018. Periodically the FDA reviews, updates, and releases a new Food...

Safe Handling of Seafood

Selecting the Best Federal regulations require that all parts of the seafood industry implement safe handling practices to keep seafood safe. The regulations require that those handling seafood have...

Gluten Free Labeling of Foods

Gluten refers to specific proteins (e.g. glutelins and prolamins) that are naturally found in gluten-containing grains. For some, especially those with celiac disease, these proteins can cause...

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