McCormick highlights trending flavors from underwater plants to physiological eating

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Gathering insights from McCormick team members across five global regions, the research that went into its latest flavor trends report​ included a series of virtual, interactive at-home culinary experiences led by chefs exploring a range of flavors, colors, and textures for both food and beverages.

Plants pushing boundaries 

Representing how the plant-based world is now mainstream, McCormick identified the new wave of plant-based flavor which highlights vegetables, fruits, and botanicals that deliver indulgence, color, hearty texture, and other sensations for the consumer.

  • Key flavors: ube (purple yam), Szechuan buttons (edible flower buds), and trumpet mushrooms

Humble nosh

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Vegan And Vegetarian Grilling Recipes For A Plant-Based Cookout

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You’ve likely heard plenty of reasons you should cut back on your meat and dairy consumption: The production of animal products has numerous negative ramifications for your health, the environment and the welfare of animals.

The good news is that even the smallest cutbacks can make a profoundly positive impact. The “Meatless Mondays” movement, for example, which encourages consumers to eliminate meat just one day a week, calculated that if everyone who knows about Meatless Mondays — 32% of Americans surveyed — followed it faithfully for 52 weeks, it would be the equivalent of taking 1.6 million cars off the

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Going vegetarian can lower testosterone, damage libido in men

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WORCESTER, United Kingdom — Many people champion low-fat and vegetarian diets as the best ways to stay healthy, but is that really the case for men? A new study finds lowering fat also slashes male testosterone levels. The results can leave men choosing to go green with their diets suffering a loss of libido.

Researchers from the University of Worcester add the male sex hormone also protects against heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. Results show vegetarian low-fat diets rank as the worst for men’s sexual health; decreasing testosterone by up to 26 percent.

These diets typically focus on fruits, vegetables,

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Kaukau 4 Keiki Partnership Providing Healthy Food to Kids in Rural Areas

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The USDA’s Summer Food Services Program is helping to fun the new Kaukau 4 Keiki partnership to provide children living in Hawai’i’s rural areas with healthy food.

The new partnerhship Kaukau 4 Keiki will provide healthy food during the summer for children living in rural areas of Hawaiʻi.

Weekly breakfast and lunch meal kits will be provided for children 18-and-under in rural communities with zip codes starting with “967″.  The weekly meal kits will be available from June 7 for Oʻahu and June 14 for neighbor islands. The program runs through July 31.

“It’s difficult for children in some areas

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Is Dark Chocolate Actually a Healthy Food? We Asked RDs

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You might view dark chocolate as a health food, but is it? Before you bite into that piece of chocolate, understand why dark chocolate may not deserve the health halo it’s been wearing.

Chocolate may not be the nutritional equivalent of kale, but it’s still lauded as a healthy food far and wide because of the antioxidants it contains. And there’s data to suggest that chocolate, dark to be specific, can do a body and brain good. However, before you think this gives you license to scarf dark chocolate mini Milkyways like it’s Halloween, there are caveats.

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Presta Coffee Roasters Pulls Into Former Gas Station in TucsonDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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The new Presta Coffee bar at 501 E 9th St in Tucson. All photos by Torey Hayden. 

With a touch of serendipity, bicycle-themed Presta Coffee Roasters has opened its third retail location inside a former filling station in Tucson, Arizona.

The 100-year-old building that was originally used to gas up motor vehicles now provides a different kind of fuel to the humans passing through on four wheels, two wheels or by foot.

Presta Coffee Owner Curtis Zimmerman told Daily Coffee News it was simply for the beauty of the structure and its location along a popular bike route that made

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