Addressing the needs of customers with food allergies is really just part of food safety.
Complete News Archive 2011
Patricia Kearney, Med, RD Program Director at The Peanut Institute, recently commented on what changes to the US Dietary Guidelines mean for peanuts.
One thing we know about Canadians, is that they love peanut butter!
Adding regional flavours to everyday cooking is a great way to quite literally, spice things up and peanuts and peanut products can be nutritious additions to southern-inspired meals.
Quality USA peanuts are produced in accordance with sound agricultural practices.
Heart-healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates were all key nutrients in this runner's diet.
The role of magnesium (Mg) obtained for everyday food sources like peanut products in helping to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The National Peanut Board (NPB) recently launched skinnyonnuts.com, an online information source to educate consumers on the nutritional benefits of peanuts.
Can a PB&J sandwich help save the world? According to the PB&J Campaign, consumers can take at-home environmentalism to the next level.
The peanut patch is a patch that is applied to the skin like a Band-Aid. Similar to the nicotine patch, the peanut patch releases trace amounts of protein found in peanuts and exposes patients to minute doses of an doses of an allergen to help them develop a tolerance.
The start of a new school year is a good time for parents to encourage healthy eating habits for children – and themselves. It’s important for parents to model healthy eating, especially when it comes to school lunches and snacks.
Peanut butter sure has come a long way from the days when it was simply part of PB&J sandwich. Science continues to show that it provides a multitude of health benefits. But when you're eating your favourite peanut butter, should you have to wonder just what it is that you're eating and whether you're reaping all the benefits? If you live in Canada, you might have to.
Making simple changes in what we eat could result in a 50% reduction in the burden on non-communicable diseases and make us far healthier as well as saving considerable sums in healthcare costs, according to American and British editorialists in the British Medical Journal.
Allergy awareness in school and restaurant settings is a large part of food preparation. With many hands working in a fast-paced and demanding environment, you can never be too cautious when it comes to foodservice.
It’s hard to believe, but fall is here and winter isn’t too far off. So how do you plan to cope with all the hustle and bustle? One thing you can do is stock up on peanuts to include in your day and have on hand when guests come over for the big game or festive celebrations.
There’s almost no limit to the culinary possibilities of peanuts and peanut butter, as new and innovative products made from USA-grown peanuts are extending the possibilities for foodservice professionals.
Do you sometimes eat even when you’re not hungry? If you do, you’re like many North Americans whose snacking habits are starting to creep up on them, especially high-calorie and heavily-salted snacks.
On September 22 to 24, 2011, the American Peanut Council hosted Canadian editors from magazines such as Canadian Family, Homemakers, Canadian Living, Food in Canada and Western Grocer, along with some of Canada’s leading registered dietitians, on a tour to learn about the southern livelihood of peanut harvesting, shelling and research. There were many highlights of the tour, which featured stops in Fitzgerald, Blakely, Dawson, Americus and Plains, Georgia, home of former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter.
Breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day. But do you know why it’s key to overall health?
It’s got a cutesy name — or a dirty one, depending on where your mind is — that serves a very serious purpose. Plumpy’nut is a packet of goo that has become critical in helping groups such as UNICEF Canada treat severely malnourished children. This fall, the United Nations warned that 750,000 people could die in East Africa’s worst drought in 60 years. More than 70,000 have died already, more than half of those children. “It’s a game-changer,” said Paul Molinaro, senior manager at UNICEF supply division in Denmark.
Packed with protein, fibre and essential vitamins and minerals, peanuts and peanut butter are part of a healthy diet. They can be a flavourful meat alternative in meals, and as a snack will keep you satisfied and full longer than other foods.
What’s tasty, nutritious, healthy and comes in a compact and portable form? Why, a peanut, of course.
Peanuts and peanut butter deliver what’s best in vitamins and essential minerals. And, the fact their fat content is overwhelmingly of the “good” variety – monounsaturated and polyunsaturated – makes peanuts an ideal part of a healthy diet. In fact, of the fat in peanuts, 85 per cent is the types of fat we need for heart health and cholesterol control. However, all Canadians may not be aware of this important distinction.
With the holiday season fast approaching, now is a great time for parents to encourage healthy eating habits for children – and themselves. In a season often dominated by decadent meals and snacks, it’s important for parents to model healthy eating to keep the entire family on track.
The holiday season is knocking at your door and it’s time for another feast (and you’re probably thinking “we just finished Thanksgiving!”). Traditional holiday dinners are typically filled with all the fixings: turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a host of other delicious eats. But, have you ever felt sluggish after over-indulging? Many of us do. Eating healthier – and in moderation – and exercising more during the holidays will do wonders for your overall health. Maybe it’s time to take charge and check your own nutrition condition to see if you could be making better food choices and get back on track.
Simply put, nuts are good for you. Whether it’s the heart-health benefits, improving cholesterol or losing weight, nuts seem to be everywhere lately. And, not only are nuts healthy, but they also can aid with weight loss – just in time for the holiday season.
Peanut butter smothered on apples. What snack could taste better and provide the same nutritious kick? This snack combines two staples in the homes of many Canadians and will keep you satisfied and full longer than other snack foods.