New year, a new decade, new hopes
What predictions for the past year flipped and flopped? And what can we hope for in the new decade that begins with 2020? That’s what Frida Westergård ponder over in her New Year’s column.Read the full article »
Traditions are meant to be kept – or?
Christmas is drawing near. And so is the Christmas smorgasbord – perhaps the most tradition-bound dinner a Swede eat in a year. But something happens. What was a must a few years ago, isn’t so obvious anymore, and new dishes are popping up among the traditional ones. In this column, Frida Westergård is reshuffle the dishes on the Christmas smorgasbord.Read the full article »
Eating habits - still a class issue
As the shelves in the grocery store are filled with healthier alternatives, the discussion about eating habits is fading. But we should still think about why some people end up in a vicious spiral of cheap and readily available food, while others gorge themselves with healthy recipes and take the time to cook. Frida Westergård steps out of her food bubble to examine the state of affairs.Read the full article »
Are we tricking ourselves?
There are constant demands on the food and beverage industry to reduce sugar in what we eat. So we listen, and we stop adding sugar, or at lease we reduce it. But are we not tricking ourselves - and the consumers - when we add less sugar and instead replace the sweetness with aspartame and acesulfame K, or replace it entirely with maltitol, or fruit juice?Read the full article »
Which E-number does sugar have?
Steviol glycosides, which are extracted from a plant, have an E -number. But regular sugar, which is extracted in a similar way, has no E-number. Why is it like that?Read the full article »
Be proud of your E numbers
Do not shoot the messenger if the food is poor — it is time to dare to spread knowledge to consumers about all the benefits of the E-number system.Read the full article »