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Updated food composition reference book published

‘McCance & Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods’ contains nutritional information on almost 1200 items, providing the most recent data on the foods currently eaten in the UK diet. “This is a major update and release of one of the most used and cited reference works, which dates back to the 1st edition published in 1940. […]

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New analysis of how we metabolise folic acid risks overexposure

New analysis of how we metabolise folic acid risks overexposure

A new study has shown that synthetic folic acid, the form taken in folic acid supplements we can buy over the counter, is not processed by the body in the same way as natural folates, the form found in green vegetables. This can lead to unprocessed folic acid circulating in the blood stream, with unknown […]

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Getting the scoop on pumpkins

Did you know that much of what we know about the nutrient content of pumpkins was derived from pumpkins bought from Norwich supermarkets, greengrocers and market stalls in 1985? This was part of a project funded by the Agricultural and Food Research Council to analyse “The Nutritional Composition of Retail Vegetables in the U. K.” The […]

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Independent researchers find nutritional improvements in eggs

Independent researchers find nutritional improvements in eggs

British eggs contain double the selenium of 30 years ago, according to a new study led by the Institute of Food Research’s Food Databanks National Capability. They also contain 75% more vitamin D, 20% less fat and more than 10% less cholesterol compared with data from previous surveys. “Eggs are a valuable component of a […]

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