Superfoods Part 1 – Acai V.S. Blueberry

There is no scientific definition of a superfood. Foods that have slipped into this category are acai, cacao powder and goji berries and they have done so because it is believed that they contain higher than usual levels of much-needed vitamins and minerals and also anti-oxidants. Five years ago foods that made up this list…

Whats on your plate?

So if you’ve been reading my new blog you’ll have noted that I am a vegan. If I’m 100% honest my reasons for choosing this diet were not originally nutritional. During studying there was a field trip to a “chicken factory” and after seeing that I realised I couldn’t possibly eat meat anymore. The link…

Gluten Free – Friend or Foe?

I’m sure all of you are aware of the latest craze to hit the supermarket shelves – Gluten free. I believe there is an attitude that once we see a product that is free from something or low in something that we associate that something with being bad – It’s happened before with fat. For…

Introduction

Welcome to pie-R-2. This blog is about all things food. I am a food scientist based in Ireland. I have had a lifelong (somewhat unhealthy) love of food, and I know I am not alone. My BSc (Hons) in food science and nutrition does mean that I am conscious of the nutritional value (or lack…