Certain foods can trigger allergy symptoms

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 26 (UPI) -- Bananas, cantaloupes and honeydew melon can bring on symptoms for ragweed sufferers, a U.S. food expert says.

Maple syrup: Only sweetener with nutrients

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 29 (UPI) -- North American Indians always used maple syrup as a medicine but today's doctors are catching up, a U.S. expert says.

'Gums' in food bear watching

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 8 (UPI) -- Deciphering what the "gums" on food labels are can be difficult, but a U.S. food expert says it's important for those with food allergies.

Garlic and vanilla may be aphrodisiacs

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Valentine's Day is often linked to aphrodisiac foods such as chocolate, but a U.S. food industry analyst says not to forget garlic, ginger and vanilla.

Survey: Nutrition beats fitness as concern

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Four in five U.S. consumers are more concerned about health, nutrition and fitness than they were a year ago, but nutrition now beats out fitness.
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