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Focus on Food – Almonds

Focus on Food – Almonds

Almonds Where do almonds come from? Almonds as we know them are nuts (well, sort of…), but they actually are part of the almond fruit, which grow on almond trees!¬†These trees are native to the Middle East and India. The fruit is eaten whole in other parts of the world, but here in America, we usually consume almonds as a nut. The almond fruit sort of looks like a seed in itself. 1-2 inches in length, the almond fruit is…

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How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label

How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label

The nutrition facts label is a great tool when grocery shopping (especially if comparison shopping), but it won’t do you much good if you don’t know how to read it! The good news is, it’s super simple. Let’s go over where to find information on the label and how to use it to make informed decisions. What is the Nutrition Facts Label? You’ve seen these before. The tall, narrow label on the back or side of food packages with numbers…

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Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates

What are Carbohydrates? Carbs are a macronutrient – a nutrient that yields calories, or energy. Every gram of carb has four calories. One serving of a carbohydrate food generally has about 15 calories, or 60 calories. Think of a slice of bread, 1/3 cup of pasta or cooked rice, or a small piece of fruit! Related Reading: What is a Calorie? There are three types of carbohydrates:¬†monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides. Mono- and Disaccharides, the Simple Carbs Mono- and disaccharides are…

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