Purple Carrot review | Live Science

Over the last couple of years, the food world has seen a trend for meal kits and plant-based eating. Whether it’s that you’ve adopted a vegan lifestyle for health or environmental reasons, you’re trying to cut back on red meat a few days a week, or you want to learn new ways to cook with your favorite produce, Purple Carrot hopes to be here for you. 

This meal kit, which launched in the wake of larger rival service Blue Apron, has been 100% plant-based from the start. The company ships meat-free, egg-free and dairy-free meals to customers around the

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Food Science Meets Cell Science To Explain Inner Workings of Membrane-free Cell Compartments

 Food Science Meets Cell Science To Explain Inner Workings of Membrane-free Cell Compartments

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that food science principles have helped them determine how unusual droplets within cells stay organized and avoid dissolving into the rest of the cell’s gelatinous interior.

The researchers say their work could advance scientific understanding of cell evolution and help scientists in the food and chemical industry develop better ways to keep liquid mixtures from separating.

The cells of all living organisms hold a collection of mini biological machines called organelles. These structures run the cell’s powerhouse mitochondria, brainy nucleus and other operations, all with a defined border and encased in a membrane. However, there

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One Major Side Effect of Only Eating Egg Whites, Says Science

Remember when everyone went through that phase of being hesitant to eat foods with naturally occurring fat? Eating egg whites and ditching egg yolks was just one component of food that was shamed into oblivion. Full-fat yogurt and cow’s milk also got pushed to the sidelines in favor of low-fat and fat-free options.

Thankfully, society has grown since that moment, with many health experts now encouraging people to consume foods that are rich in healthy fats, as that usually also means they’re rich in various nutrients. These foods include salmon, nuts, avocado, and yes, even egg yolk. All of these

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This Surprising New Milk May Help Prevent Cancer, Says Science

If you’ve been even a little bit curious about plant-based milks—or, if you’re simply a potato lover—then you want to read this. The beloved root vegetable is one of the latest discoveries as a food that can be made into milk… and the health benefits of potato milk might impress you.

The U.K.’s Plant Based News reports that potato milk is an up-and-coming trend in plant-based milks. Not only is the flavor said to be naturally mild (and the texture somewhat creamy from the potato’s natural starch), but the process for making it is said to be much friendlier to

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