Food Labels Revealed-logo

Food Labels Revealed

21 Favorites

The "Food Labels Revealed" podcast will shed some light onto the sometimes mysterious and inscrutable food ingredients label , which is found on all processed food containers. What are all those chemicals in our packaged foods? Why are they there? Can they be harmful to our health? Think of this podcast as a little mini-course in food science. If you listen to all the episodes of the podcast, and who knows how many of them there will be, you will learn a great deal about the compositional and the nutritional properties of processed foods.

The "Food Labels Revealed" podcast will shed some light onto the sometimes mysterious and inscrutable food ingredients label , which is found on all processed food containers. What are all those chemicals in our packaged foods? Why are they there? Can they be harmful to our health? Think of this podcast as a little mini-course in food science. If you listen to all the episodes of the podcast, and who knows how many of them there will be, you will learn a great deal about the compositional and the nutritional properties of processed foods.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

The "Food Labels Revealed" podcast will shed some light onto the sometimes mysterious and inscrutable food ingredients label , which is found on all processed food containers. What are all those chemicals in our packaged foods? Why are they there? Can they be harmful to our health? Think of this podcast as a little mini-course in food science. If you listen to all the episodes of the podcast, and who knows how many of them there will be, you will learn a great deal about the compositional and the nutritional properties of processed foods.

Language:

English

Contact:

217-521-9702


Episodes

FLR 018: Wondering What’s in Wonder Bread?

8/31/2017
More
INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: Ethoxylated mono and diglycerides The subject of this podcast’s investigation is bread, “the staff of life” and America’s favorite staple. We’ll take a look at the most popular bread of the 20 century; how white bread emerged as the most prized food of the masses; the link between medicine, vitamins, and bread; and I’ll reveal the ingredients of 4 grocery breads from the unhealthiest to the healthiest. Finally, we’ll get a glimpse at a new product hitting the...

Duration: 00:40:03


FLR 017: You Scream, I Scream for Ice Cream

7/30/2017
More
INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: Pea Protein In today’s show, I’m going to explore ice cream, America’s favorite summertime treat. Here are some topics that I’ll touch upon: What is the origin of ice cream? What is the official federal definition of ice cream? What’s the difference between ice cream and frozen desserts? How do you tell the difference between a real ice cream and a fake one? And, as usual, I’ll be looking at ingredients, particularly new ones. The national brand Breyers will be...

Duration: 00:34:10


FLR 016: Fake Toppings - Cool Whip & Cheez Whiz

6/30/2017
More
In today’s show, I’m going investigate two very popular toppings in the processed food industry, namely Kraft’s Cool Whip and Cheez Whiz. It seems like those products have been around forever. What are they made of? Are they okay to eat from a health and nutrition perspective? If you’ve been consuming them, should you continue? This episode will give you the skinny on those processed foods, plus I’ll take a look at a new product on the grocery store shelves. INGREDIENT OF THE DAY:...

Duration: 00:38:50


What Is Your Food Ingredient Score?

5/30/2017
More
In today’s show, we’re going to delve into your knowledge of food ingredients. Yes, that means there’s a quiz, BUT don’t panic. Don’t get nervous. Don’t get your cheat notes out. It’s all for fun and education. In the second part of the podcast, I return to the feature called “New Food Inventions” to take a look at a new food product on grocery store shelves. Show Notes: To Contact Show: foodlabelsrevealed@gmail.com The podcast can be subscribed to at the iTunes store. Search under Food...

Duration: 00:27:11


FLR 014: Chewing Gum – What Has Happened to Juicy Fruit?

4/30/2017
More
In this episode, I’m going to delve deeply into chewing gum, taking you places you probably don’t even want to go to … answering such questions as “Who the heck started chewing gum?”; “When did it become an industry?”; “Who are the major players in that industry?”; “What are the major components in gum?”; “What’s the connection between automobile tires and chewing gum?”; “Why did I stop chewing gum around 2002 and didn’t return until 2 years ago?”; and, as usual, “What are the ingredients...

Duration: 00:37:17


FLR 013: Lunchables - The Poster Child for Processed Foods

3/31/2017
More
INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate Hands down, Oscar Mayers’ Lunchables, meal-in-a-box for kids, has got to be the most chemicalized and industrialized food product on the grocery store shelves. Although, at first glance, it’s nutritional deficiencies are not blaring, the sheer number and poor quality of the ingredients is shocking, particularly since the Lunchables product targets children, the most vulnerable people in our society. In this episode, I’ll look at what’s in...

Duration: 01:10:56


FLR 012: Frozen Pizza - Red Baron vs. Amy’s

2/28/2017
More
For this show, I’m turning my attention to America’s all-time favorite food: pizza. Americans spend an annual $37 billion on frozen pizza; that’s one-third of the global market. The average American family eats pizza at home 30 times a year, about once every 2 weeks, and we eat 3 billion pizzas each year. That’s a lotta pizza! I selected two frozen pizzas for comparison: Red Baron’s Classic Crust Supreme Pizza and its natural, meatless, and organic counterpart, Amy’s Italian Sausage,...

Duration: 00:37:59


FLR 011: The Wows and the Woes of Energy Drinks (Part 2)

1/30/2017
More
This program is a continuation of the 10th episode, which dealt with the ingredients found in 3 of the most popular energy drinks: Monster Energy, Red Bull, and Rockstar. For today’s show, I address the benefits and detriments of energy drinks. What do they do for us? Are they harmful? Should they only be sold as adult drinks? Then towards the end of the show I examine two alternative forms of energy-enhancing drinks, namely energy drops and energy shots. Show Notes: To Contact Show:...

Duration: 00:42:03


FLR 008: Merchandising - How We Are Played in a Grocery Store

10/27/2016
More
Long before you get to the label on a food package to evaluate whether it’s good for you or not, there are various influences at play that may be unconsciously directing you to a particular product. One of those influences is merchandising. When you’re in a grocery store, it’s merchandising that tells you, unconsciously, where to go, what to put in your cart, and what to buy. In other words, merchandising is a masterful application of psychology that subtly and effectively influences your...

Duration: 00:18:45


FLR 005: Breakfast - Frozen Waffles

8/31/2016
More
Could you make breakfast any faster than removing some frozen waffles from a box, popping them into a toaster, and drizzling your favorite topping on them? Today’s show compares the ingredients, nutritional properties, and costs between the very popular Kellogg’s Eggo waffles and the lesser known, but organic, Van’s Natural Foods waffles. We also take a walk down memory lane and look at the history of the Nutrition Facts Label. INGREDIENT OF THE DAY: artificial flavors Show Notes: To...