Author Archives: Katherine Sarlitto

Canned Tuna

Key Facts Canned tuna is one of the most universally consumed foods around the globe and tuna are fished in over 70 countries. Most tuna are fished in the Pacific Ocean and the majority of processing plants have shifted from the Eastern Pacific to locations in Southeast Asia, especially Thailand. Read more

Honey

Key Facts Honey is a nutritious substance commonly used as a sweetener in beverages, breakfast cereals, and baked goods, given it provides more moisture than other sweeteners. Since 2010, consumption of honey has increased, with the primary consumers of honey including older adults, households of Asian descent, and larger Read more

Lamb

Key Facts On average, Americans consume less than a pound of lamb per year, compared to an average of 85 pounds of beef per capita annually. About 80 percent of lamb comes from farms with more than 100 sheep. Demand for lamb usually increases around major holidays, as it is a Read more

Protein Powder

Key Facts Protein powders can be made from whey, casein, egg, soy, pea, or rice. This article focuses on whey protein powders. The protein in whey protein powder is derived from liquid whey, a byproduct of the cheese-making process. Whey protein is a “complete protein,” meaning it contains all nine essential amino Read more

Tofu

Key Facts Tofu, a food product made from soybeans (Glycine max (L.) Merr), is a dietary staple in Chinese and Japanese cuisines. A high-quality source of calcium, isoflavones, and plant-based protein, tofu is produced by curdling soymilk with a calcium or magnesium salt. It can be consumed without further cooking. Read more