Salmon Roe: Nutrients, Benefits, and Downsides

Anke Neustadt

Salmon roe is the eggs of salmon. Like caviar — or sturgeon eggs — salmon roe is high in protein and a rich source of essential vitamins and minerals like selenium, phosphorus, and vitamins A, B12, and D. It’s a delicacy in Japan and other countries, where it’s eaten in […]

6 Unique Benefits of Black Grapes

Anke Neustadt

Black grapes are small, sweet fruits — famous for their intense blueish-purple color that makes them look almost black. Their unique color comes from their high concentration of anthocyanins, an antioxidant responsible for the color of other black, purple, and blue fruits and veggies. Anthocyanins also give color to foods […]

Your guide to understanding Nutrition Facts labels

Anke Neustadt

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a grocery store aisle, packaged product in hand, staring at the Nutrition Facts label, willing it to divulge whether the item within has any health benefits whatsoever, or even tastes good? Vanita Pais, a clinical dietitian with The Hospital for Sick […]

Triangle Sushi: Nutrition, Benefits, Downsides

Anke Neustadt

Triangle sushi is a rice ball, also known as onigiri, that’s shaped into the form of a triangle. Although onigiri can be made into various shapes, triangle-shaped onigiri is typically the most common. This popular Japanese food can be eaten cold or pan-fried, with or without toppings, making it a […]

Which diet is more climate friendly: Novel foods or vegan?

Anke Neustadt

So-called ‘novel foods’ such as insect powder and algae are increasingly being touted for their environmental and health benefits. Now a new study finds that if widely adopted, these ‘future foods’ could indeed dramatically cut the global warming potential of European diets, while fulfilling key nutritional needs.  But, the new […]