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Report Reveals Foods Most Likely To Be Fraudulent
2012-04-07 05:04:37

An analysis of the first known public database collecting reports on food fraud and economically-inspired adulteration in the industry has revealed the ingredients most likely to be at the center of such scams, the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)-- the organization that created the database -- announced in an April 5 press release. According to the USP's review of scholarly journal reports, the full results of which were published in the April issue of the Journal of Food Science, the...

Starbucks Uses Bugs To Color Frappuccino
2012-03-28 06:45:34

A statement released by Starbucks to the Daily Mail yesterday revealed a shocking ingredient in their iconic Frappuccino beverages: ground-up bugs. Cochineal extract is a popular food additive created by crushing up bugs and is most often used to lend foods a red color. Starbucks admitted to using cochineal extract in their famous Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino. The extract is found in the strawberry puree used to create the beverage. Starbucks is claiming the extract helps bring...

US Kids Consume Too Much Sugar, Mostly From Processed Foods: CDC
2012-03-01 06:02:14

Children and adolescents are consuming far too much sugar, mostly from packaged and processed foods, according to a report released on Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “The consumption of added sugars, which are sweeteners added to processed and prepared foods, has been associated with measures of cardiovascular disease risk among adolescents, including adverse cholesterol concentrations,” the CDC said in its report, which is based on...

2012-02-28 11:37:53

A group of scientists from across the world have come together in a just-published study that provides new insights into how fructose causes obesity and metabolic syndrome, more commonly known as diabetes. In this study which was performed in lab animals, researchers found that fructose can be metabolized by an enzyme that exists in two forms. One form appears to be responsible for causing how fructose causes fatty liver, obesity, and insulin resistance. The other form may actually protect...

Studies Indicate Fructose Not Responsible For Weight Gain
2012-02-21 09:14:33

According to a new study released this week, people who consumed a bit of extra fructose baked into breads or sprinkled into drinks did not gain additional weight compared to those who had other types of carbohydrates instead as long as they ate the same number of total calories. However, when study participants supplemented a standard diet with a dash of extra calories in the form of straight fructose, they did gain weight, reports Reuters´ Genevra Pittman. John Sievenpiper, MD,...

2012-02-14 10:22:20

Eating fructose over an extended period of time does not lead to an increase in blood pressure, according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. A new study has found that despite previous research showing blood pressure rose in humans immediately after they consumed fructose, there is no evidence fructose increases blood pressure when it has been eaten for more than seven days. In fact, researchers led by Drs. David Jenkins and John Sievenpiper observed a significant decrease in...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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