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Cold and Hot Breakfast cereals

Americans eat breakfast cereal morning, noon and night

There's nothing quite like a breakfast all day and more and more, diners are fast food joints are making it an option. For example,  Jack in the Box and iHop and even McDonald’s After Midnight menu last year flirted with the idea. Is it time for cereals to step into this realm?

August 1, 2014 Watch Video


Lemons: 5 Unexpected Uses

Lemons not only brighten up water or a salad they are also handy around the kitchen. Find out five unexpected uses here...

We don't always have to rely on cleaning products for our household chores. In fact some foods are superb in places other than the kitchen. Here are some of SupermarketGuru’s suggestions for non-food uses for lemons, that will save you money, keep your house clean and safe!   

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Beverages a Growing Source of Calories in Mexico

Originally published in Food, Nutrition & Science.

Originally published in Food, Nutrition & Science.

Women and children in Mexico are continuing to increase their consumption of sugar-sweetened, caloric beverages, according to a recent study from…

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SCiO: Molecular scanner in the palm of your hand

The small machine relies on spectroscopy, the same kind of light-based technology that astronomers use to determine the composition of stars.

Do you ever wonder how to pick that perfect piece of fruit? Do you find yourself at the farmers market poking, prodding and sniffing every watermelon to figure out what's juiceist? Well,  what if we didn’t have to rely on our senses to pick out the ideal piece of fruit? What if instead -  technology…

July 31, 2014 Watch Video


Steal This Recipe® Grilled Romaine Salad with Apple, Smoked Bacon & Gorgonzola Dressing

From Chef Cathy Halter of Taste, LA

Summer means lighting up the grill and since you have all that fire, why not grill your salad too? We have a great recipe for a Grilled Romaine Salad with Sliced Seasonal Apple, Smoked Bacon and Gorgonzola Dressing "stolen with permission" from Chef Cathy Halter.

The Gorgonzola Dressing is…

July 31, 2014 Read More


Do fewer food coupons signal less CPG support for supermarkets?

Refrigerated categories lead decline, and portend problems ahead.

New Marx data show a 3.9% decline in food coupons distributed during the first half of 2014, with the most pronounced drop occurring in refrigerated categories.  Coupons also had shorter expiration dates (8.2 weeks, down 1.3%) to build shopper urgency, and higher weighted average face values (80 cents,…

July 31, 2014 Read More

Product Reviews

New Product Hits & Misses for July 30th, 2014

All 5 new products this week scored 90 and above!

  • Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Sweet & Lite
  • Bella Sun Luci Sun Dired Tomato Snacks Sweet BBQ Spicy Halves
  • Amy's Gluten Free Biscotti Orange Flavor
  • Beech-Nut Beets, Pear & Pomegranate
  • Pacific Organic Hummus Classic

July 30, 2014 Watch Video

From the Farm

Leah Beyer farm tour

A corn and dairy farmer outside of Columbus, Indiana.

In addition to running her own farm, she also consults with the Indiana Soybean Alliance, the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the Indiana Corn Growers Association. Join her for a tour of her family farm.

July 30, 2014 Watch Video


Are Nitrates Healthful?

Is your fruit and veggie rich diet, also high in nitrates? Here's some great information about the nitrates in your food.

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition from Michigan State University reviewed the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), and found the consumption of nitrates for those following the diet was up to 550 times that of the World Health Organization’s Acceptable Daily…

July 30, 2014 Read More

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