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Cilantro

Key Facts Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is an herb and a member of the Apiaceae family. It is commonly used in Latin American and Asian dishes and is sometimes referred to as ‘Mexican parsley’ or ‘Chinese parsley.’ Although the entire plant is edible, the leaves and seeds are most frequently used. Read more

Flour

ContentsKey Facts IntroductionFoodborne OutbreaksProductionProcessingTypes of FlourFood SafetyConsumptionNutritionReferencesKey Facts Wheat flour is the product obtained by grinding whole wheat kernels, which consist of bran, germ, and endosperm components During the milling process, kernel components are separated and recombined to make different types of flour Flour can be enriched, fortified, bleached, or unbleached Wheat flour contains dietary Read more

Kratom

Key Facts Kratom, also referred to as thang, kakuam, thom, ketom, biak, kratho, or ketum, is a group of tree-like plants in the Mitragyna genus of the Rubiacea family. Kratom is consumed for its stimulant effects and as an opioid substitute. Individuals can consume the plant by chewing, smoking, brewing Read more

Marijuana Edibles

Key Facts Edibles are food products infused with cannabis extract Extraction of THC and CBD from cannabis plant mixed with heating creates “high” for consumers Food safety concerns around edibles include the extraction process, possible bacteria growth, chemical exposure, pest contamination, and employee handling of Read more

Romaine Lettuce

Key Facts Romaine lettuce accounts for 30% of the lettuce consumed in the United States. Between 1990 and 2009, per capita consumption increased from Read more

Swiss Chard

Key Facts Chard is referred to as Swiss chard, a close relative of the beet and is grown for its leaves and stems as opposed to the edible root, and is a popular choice by consumers. The leafy green is known for its bright colored stems of red, yellow, pink, Read more