Nutrients

Fiber Fundamentals

Make no mistake: Dietary fiber is good for your health. Yet most Americans only get about half as much fiber as they should each day—and this nutritional deficit has been…

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Snack Production Series: Protein Bars

IFIC’s 2022 Food and Health Survey showed that people really enjoy snacking—and that enjoyment is not likely to change. Specifically, last year’s survey showed that nearly three in four respondents…

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Fermented Proteins: Traditional Sources

Americans are becoming more and more interested in fermented foods—a trend that runs parallel with our increasing commitment to put more protein on our plates. But what happens when you combine these two food…

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The Whole Story on Whole Grains

Choosing whole grains has become, well, ingrained in common recommendations for healthy eating patterns. In fact, the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that at least half of the grains…

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What is Folate?

Highlights Folate is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin that is found in a variety of vegetables, legumes, pulses and animal foods. Folate is essential in our body for brain development, red…

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What Is Iron?

Highlights Iron is an essential mineral for transporting oxygen in our bodies and is also vital for growth and development, hormone synthesis, and muscle metabolism. Meat, seafood, poultry, iron-fortified breakfast…

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