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Red dates (Chinese xi'an chunhefang), also known as jujube, is one of the most widely used foods in China for its health benefits. (Image:  Maxpixel /  CC0 1.0)

Foods to Avoid Eating With Red Dates

Red dates (Chinese xi’an chunhefang), also known as jujube, is one of the most widely used foods in China for its health benefits. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) regards red dates as being a valuable source of nutrients. The history of red dates…

As we approach 2019, we look at five food trends that will likely dominate the year. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

Top 5 Food Trends for 2019

Eating delicious foods is arguably one of the finer enjoyments of life. Over the past decade, there has been a rapid change in food trends, whether it be the rise of veganism, gourmet snacks, or what have you. As we…

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China’s Sanquan Recalls Tainted Dumplings

Sanquan Food Co Ltd, one of the leading frozen food brands in China, has recalled several batches of its pork dumplings after reports that some of them were contaminated with…

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Foods to Avoid Eating With Red Dates

Red dates (Chinese xi’an chunhefang), also known as jujube, is one of the most widely used foods in China for its health benefits. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) regards red dates as…

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Top 5 Food Trends for 2019

Eating delicious foods is arguably one of the finer enjoyments of life. Over the past decade, there has been a rapid change in food trends, whether it be the rise…

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Panda Express Chain Earns US$2 Billion Annually

Panda Express is the largest Chinese fast food chain in the United States. This Chinese restaurant caters to non-Chinese patrons and is now appearing all over the United States. With…

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The Health Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

Certain seeds, like chia and flax, tend to hog the nutritional spotlight. But the less-trendy sunflower seed has plenty of qualities worth highlighting. Here are the health benefits of sunflowers…

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How Curries Came to Dominate Indian Food

When you hear the word curry, you are instantly reminded of India. Unlike a specific dish, curry refers to a variety of dishes from India that use a large number…

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Taste Makinohara Tea, the Finest Tea in Japan

The town of Makinohara is recognized as Japan’s greatest area for tea cultivation.  The abundance of tea plantations that border the highways and fill the region, making it possible to…

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Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Originating in the northern regions of India, paneer butter masala is one of the most famous dishes in the country. The combination of cream and paneer cubes (Indian cottage cheese)…

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Is Curry Good for You?

Curry is a huge package of flavor that is boosted with spiciness, heat, and an earthiness. Curry, native to South and East Asian cuisine, is a blend of spices and generally…

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Magical Blue Tea!

Introducing the magical Butterfly Pea Blue Tea. Put a scoop of this tea into a teapot or cup and when you pour in the hot water, it transforms into an…

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Know Your Chowders: Maine vs. Boston

I have groaned aloud deploring the state of modern chowder making. Being from coastal Maine, I know of what I speak and have appealed to anyone who still knows how…

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Shanghai Soup Dumplings

To make Shanghai soup dumplings or xiao long bao, you would normally mix ground pork with a thick pork aspic (made by boiling pork skin, fat, and feet for hours)…

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Think Outside the Box: Processed vs. Whole Foods

A diet rich in whole foods focused on nutritional balance means primarily consuming fresh fruits and vegetables, quality whole grains, and lean meats, such as wild fish and organic, cage-free…