Food


Are Hot Dogs Healthier Without Added Nitrites?

Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without “added nitrites.” Are they any healthier? Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot-dog recipe that uses nitrite…

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Five Cheap Foods That Are Making You Fat

Cutting your grocery bill is a tempting and worthwhile endeavor. Unfortunately, those cheap treats aren’t always as good for your waistline as they are for your budget. In fact, a…

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Bye, Bye Bourekas? Health Ministry Seeks to Ban Trans-Fats

The Health Ministry is seriously considering banning altogether products that contain trans fats, a main ingredient in many baked goods that utilize commercially produced vegetable-based oils. Speaking at a meeting…

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Dairy Product Exports to Asia Soar

Israel exported a total of $5 million in dairy products in the first quarter of 2017, 7 percent more than in the same period in 2016, the Israel Export Institute…

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War on Sugar Brings Industry to Tipping Point

It’s not this year’s price crash that haunts the $150 billion sugar industry. It’s the fear of worse to come. Raw sugar’s 16 percent drop, ranks it bottom of the…

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Cofix Goes Global

The Israeli coffee chain Cofix announced continuation of its rapid expansion plans on Wednesday, saying it will open cafes all over the world. The chain has 133 cafes in Israel…

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New Mission for IDF Soldiers: Eat More Carrots

Baruch Hashem, it’s been a very good year for carrots. The Israeli market is full of high-quality, low-cost carrots, and Israeli carrots have taken over the markets in Russia (the…

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Fish Prices Down Over the Past Year, Ministry Says

Over the past year, Israelis ate 93,000 tons of fish, the Agriculture Ministry said Sunday. The figures were released in advance of Pesach, when fish sales jump 75 percent over…

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Rye Genome Sequenced for First Time

Scientists in Germany have for the first time mapped the entire genome of rye, a cereal known for its hardy properties. Eva Bauer, a plant researcher at the Technical University…

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Officials Seize Hundreds of Kilos of Illegal Meat

As Israelis prepared for Pesach, thieves and robbers did as well – by preparing to foist treif meat on Israeli consumers and presenting it as kosher. Officials on Tuesday broke…

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