Asparagus: Prehistoric Vegetable

I once heard an “ugly American” story told by a friend who visited France. When ordering dinner at a restaurant, one of his party asked the waiter why there was no asparagus on the menu. The waiter replied, “asparagus is not in season.” To which his American friend fumed “haven’t you people ever heard of […]

Low Fat Diet Questioned

Low fat diets took a blow to the gut a decade ago when a major study found that a low fat diet does not reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. The eight year study, funded by the US government, examined 50,000 postmenopausal women and found that those who ate low-fat diets were at […]

Frankenfoods: More Common Than You Think

While the mainstream media and most Americans have been sleeping, genetically engineered foods have become ubiquitous. Lab tests and industry disclosures indicate that 60-75% of all non-organic supermarket foods now “test positive” for the presence of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Unfortunately, since labeling is not required, it is difficult for the average person to know […]

Why We Don’t Sell Diet Soda

Artificially sweetened “diet” products are considered by many people to be a healthy alternative to similar products which contain sugar. The most common artificial sweetener used in the U.S. today is aspartame, which is marketed under the brand names Nutrasweet and Equal. It is 200 times sweeter than sugar, and can be found in 6000 […]

Specialty Cheeses Add Holiday Flair

The holiday season is looming, an auspicious time to discuss specialty cheeses. A fine artisanal cheese is a welcome addition to any holiday gathering. The only problem is, there are so many fantastic cheeses to tell you about, and so little space! The following are some of our current favorites at Rainbow Foods. They represent […]