Hints, Tips and Food News
Functional is the New term for healthier foods. According to MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily, there is a shift away from foods with reduced sugar or fat toward “functional” products that promise benefits such as appetite suppression and increased metabolism/calorie burning. (Note: chiles fall in this category.)
The Nutrition Action Healthletter is a great little fact filled mailer that comes out regularly. They rate the healthfulness and name names of foods and food groups.Contact them at the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, 1875 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Sutie 300, Washington D. C. 20009.
An example of amazing contents is titled Tortilla Terror, the Chipotle Chicken Burrito, which contains 1,180 calories, 19 grams of saturated fat and 2900 mg of sodium.
Mexican cheeses are becoming widely available throughout the US. Even Walmart is carrying a rather wide assortment including Cotija and Oaxaca cheeses.