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5 good reasons for enjoying prickly pears

The prickly pear

1- Let’s note first that the prickly pear is moderately caloric (54 kcal/100 g. – 1 large piece approximately). 2- The prickly pear is particularly rich in vitamin C. It also contains provitamin A and vitamins B1 and B3. Furthermore, and in addition to its richness in potassium, this fruit has a particularly high level of calcium and magnesium content. This ...

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Could a fruit jam replace enjoying a piece of fruit?


Nutrition-wise, the answer is… no. Fruit jam does not replace a fruit. Indeed, the preparation of jam results from cooking a quantity of fruit to which is added a more or less equal quantity of sugar. As such, jam will be considered as any of the other sweet products. In addition, and here is the essential part, a certain amount ...

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Today’s info: Does skimmed milk still contains calcium?

Today’s info: Does skimmed

Indeed, whole milk, semi-skimmed milk or skimmed milk still contain the same amount of calcium (1200 mg/liter). What differentiates between these three types of milk lies in their nutritional composition, namely fat content and doses of vitamins A and D. So, always enjoy having milk since it is an excellent source of calcium and proteins of high nutritional quality (while ...

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EU adopts first restrictions on cancer-causing acrylamide in food

EU adopts first restrictions

Representatives of the EU’s 28 member states voted on July 19th in favour of a European Commission proposal to reduce the presence in food of acrylamide, a known carcinogenic substance present in fries, crisps, bread, biscuits, or coffee. Once implemented, the new regulation will require food manufacturers, fast-food chains and restaurants to take measures to ensure acrylamide levels in their ...

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Tuna in oil, canned and drained: Food composition for 100 grams


What follows is a summary of the nutritional composition of 100 grams of… Tuna in oil, canned and drained Calories, vitamins, minerals, fiber, fat, etc. Energy (kcal) – 204 Energy (kJ) – 854 Water (g) – 61.2 Protein (g) – 25.9 Protein, crude (g) – 25.9 Carbohydrate (g) – 0.22 Fat (g) – 11 Sugars (g) – < 0.11 Starch ...

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Dairy-free ice cream taps into ‘healthy’ treat trend

Dairy-free ice cream

Young people worldwide are developing a taste for dairy-free ice cream which they see as a “healthier” alternative, involving almonds and coconut. New launches of dairy-free varieties now make up 4% of all new ice cream launches, according to market research firm Mintel. And major brands, including Haagen Dazs and Ben and Jerry’s have launched dairy-free varieties. But they don’t ...

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Checked For You: Fecal bacteria in iced coffee at large chains…

Checked For You: Fecal

To the question, “Would you like anything else with that?” no one answers “fecal bacteria.” Unfortunately, it may be accompanying orders of iced coffee drinks at three coffee chains in the UK anyways, according to a recent BBC investigation. The BBC reports that it found “varying levels” of the bacteria in samples of iced drinks from Starbucks, Costa Coffee, and ...

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