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Curious about carob

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A couple of days ago upon entering a health food store to purchase some gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, all natural, organic triple chocolate ice cream (just kidding), we were offered to try some carob-coated cherry bites (organic, no added sugar – for real this time). And they were absolutely delicious. But it got us curious about carob, what it is, and how it compares nutritionally to chocolate. Could it be that carob is the delightfully healthy sibling of chocolate and will forever enable us to eat healthy treats…?

Tumbleweeds…

Who are you, carob?

The carob that we know …

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The skinny on fats

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20 years ago the blanket rule on fats was that they were all bad and should all be avoided. Fats were fats and all of it was a death wish waiting to punch on with our cardiovascular system. Since then, more research has been conducted to determine what it is about fats that makes them bad for us, and potentially any positive benefits that may come from fats. When nutritionists talk about fats they usually refer to good fats and bad fats (covered off in our cooking oils article).

What is “bad fats?

Bad fats are responsible …

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The curious case of coconut

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Coconut seems to be one of those mysterious dietary items that at one point was just minding its own business, and then WHAM! It’s the greatest source of magnificence in the history of the world. Milk, water, oil, cream, desiccated, chunks, whole. If you aren’t on it you should be, and if you are, double it. Out of nowhere it has become one of the most talked about dietary items on the planet. As was the case with our cacao article, we heard “super-food” and thought “could be marketing cheekiness”. So we did some digging…

Coconut oil

Good times

The …

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