For many dog owners, their dogs aren’t just pets: they’re members of the family. As more human food incorporates both fresh and dry plant-based ingredients and more people adopt vegetarian or vegan lifestyles, it’s natural that they’re interested in those options for their dogs, too. But not all vegetables are ideally suited for a dog’s diet, and it takes a little research to pick the best vegetables for dogs.
The cucumber is an incredibly versatile vegetable that is perhaps best known for being used in the making of dill pickles, but it is also a popular ingredient in salads, salad dressings, relish, soups, stews, and ready meals. It’s even used frequently in beauty products and spa treatments. But beyond its many uses and its crisp, fresh flavor, the cucumber is also loaded with vitamins and minerals that make it a healthy addition to any diet.
The carrot has been a part of the human diet for a long time, but archaeological evidence suggests that it may have started out in more of a medicinal role. But even as the carrot has become a well-known veggie ingredient in salads, cooked dishes, baked goods, and even as an ingredient in pet foods, it remains at its core a root vegetable that is loaded with nutrients that offer a variety of health benefits.
From chefs to vegans to low-carb enthusiasts, cauliflower has soared in popularity in recent years. It can be prepared in countless ways, and it is also a valuable ingredient in a wide range of food production applications. Yet while it is a delicious and versatile vegetable, it also provides many nutrients that are linked to many different health benefits.
For most people, their pets are their fur babies who are treated as full-fledged members of the family. This has been true for a long time, but it continues to find new expression in the foods people buy for their pets. Here, some of the pet food trends to look for in 2023.
America enters 2023 at a unique juncture, when influences and events in the larger world are having a new impact on culture, the economy, travel, and food. From ready-to-eat meals and plant-based products to new flavors inspired by cultures around the globe, here are some of the trends to expect from the food industry in the coming year.
If you ask five different people whether or not potatoes are healthy, you’re likely to get five different opinions. As with many controversies, especially in the realm of nutrition and health, the answer lies somewhere in between, and it also depends in part on the type of potato being consumed. One type that is surprisingly nutrient dense but isn’t quite as popular as other varieties is the white potato.
Though once a rarity in the United States, the shallot has become more popular in the last few decades in both home kitchens and commercial food settings. Both fresh and dried shallots are a welcome addition to salad dressings, soups, stews, and ready meals, yet they are also surprisingly packed with nutritional value that provides many different health benefits.