Best Food Facts

Best Food Facts gives you the opportunity to connect with food system experts around the country who have done the research, checked their work and want to share the results.

Best Food Fact mission is to bring you the most objective, trustworthy and accurate information directly from the experts. We seek to ensure that content on Best Food Facts is useful, timely, relevant and simple to understand so that, based on the facts, you can make informed decisions. We are dedicated to providing information on the many facets of food production, preparation, consumption and everything in-between.

Best Food Facts engages University-based experts (majority are PhDs or RDs) who have either completed or reviewed research on the specific topic being discussed.

Deciphering food label clues

While food labels are valuable for helping make informed choices, they can also be confusing. Read More

5 things you didn't know about farming

For today’s farmers, there is much more to agriculture than meets the eye. Read More

Can gummy bears help keep you regular?

Some gummy bears contain lycasin, which is the brand name for maltitol, a sugar alcohol commonly found in syrups and is what makes them “sugar-free.” Read More

What are parabens and why are they in my food?

Parabens showed up on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives. Read More

7 tips & tricks for picky eaters

Food is universal, bringing friends and family together across the globe. But what happens when you add a picky eater to the mix? Read More

Raw cookie dough? FDA says no

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), raw cookie dough could make you sick enough to lose your cookies. Read More

4 dairy myths exposed

There are a lot of myths out there about food and dairy is no exception. Read More

Lactose intolerant? Here's what you should know

Lactose intolerance is fairly common and the method for working around it might surprise you. Read More

Home canning safety

You may think of home canning as something grandma used to do, but the timeless tradition carries on. Read More

Eggs: Breaking out of the breakfast shell

Believe it or not, eggs haven’t always been the star of the breakfast show. Read More

Nutrition facts label gets a makeover

Just how realistic are the serving sizes on nutrition labels? Read More

Orthexia - when eating right goes wrong

Being careful about what you eat and thinking about nutrition are good habits. However, sometimes what starts out as good intentions can turn into an unhealthy pattern. Read More

Mind your meals

Has this ever happened to you? On a busy day, you get hungry and rip open a bag of potato chips and start popping them into your mouth. A few minutes later, you are shocked to see that you ate the whole bag. Read More

Is apple cider vinegar a cure-all?

A reader recently reached out to Best Food Facts to learn more about apple cider vinegar after seeing various articles such as this about its reported health benefits. Read More

Which foods contain arsenic?

Arsenic gets into food mainly through natural processes where plants take up arsenic from the soil. Read More

Make snack time healthy

Often times, snack foods are synonymous with unhealthy junk food, but there are lots of great choices you can make to help tide you over between meals. Read More

Feel good about eating fruit

People who eat fruit generally have reduced risk of chronic diseases. Read More

How to get more veggies in your diet

We all know we need more fruits and veggies in our diets, but the task can seem somewhat daunting at first. Read More

How to cut an onion without crying

Do you or someone you know cry when cutting onions? Ever wonder why? Read More

Bone broth: Magic elixir or trendy soup?

There's a new trend advocating the benefits of bone broth, which is said to reduce inflammation, speed healing, calm allergies and combat fatigue. Read More

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