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Cooking Resources

A list of helpful resources with information on food and nutrition, food safety, food storage, shopping and meal planning, food labels, terms and techniques, measurements and more.

Epicurious Seasonal Ingredient Map - Use the interactive map to see what's fresh in your area, plus find ingredient descriptions, shopping guides, recipes, and tips.

EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce - Use EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides to reduce your pesticide exposure as much as possible.

Food Safety & Inspection Service - List current recalls and alerts. Contains summary data on active recall cases.

Glossary of Cooking Terms - Better Homes & Garden comprehensive A-Z guide of popular ingredients, terms and techniques.

Glycemic Index  - The official website for the glycemic index and international GI database. The glycemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. - Check off the ingredients that you have to find recipes you can make.

Nutrition Information for Raw Fruits, Vegetables, and Fish - Nutrition information for the 20 most frequently consumed raw fruits, vegetables, and fish in the United States.

The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) - Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.

United States Department of Agriculture - Information on Food safety, handling, Foodborne Illness, Food recalls and Food Irradiation.

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