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Saturday, October 31st – 8am-3pm (registration 7am)  Doubletree Hotel Asheville – 115 Hendersonville Road, Asheville
Question: I have diabetes, are sugar alcohols safe for me to consume?  Answer: Sugar alcohols can be found in many sugar-free and…
QUESTION: Does your Ingles brand milk contain "rBST" ? ANSWER:  NO! rBST ( Bovine Somatotropin) and rBGH ( Bovine Growth Hormone) are artificial…
Question: I have been hearing a lot about hemp lately. Do you sell products with hemp at Ingles? Will I fail…
Question: What do you think of trying to “eat the way my great-grandmother ate”? Answer: I call brief messages about food or nutrition…
Question: When is the new Enka/Candler store opening? Answer: Our newest Ingles Markets is slated to open on Thursday, September 17th.…
Question:  What is this “Milk Drive” that I’ve heard Ingles is doing? Answer:  Ingles, in cooperation with Feeding America, is…
Question: Is canola oil safe and healthy for me to use? Answer: Yes! I use it myself for cooking and baking. Here…
Question: What is acetic acid and is it bad for me? Answer: Acetic acid…. sounds like one of those scary chemical ingredients…
I really don’t get hungry between meals… do I really need to snack? Answer: There is no rule that says…
Experience a “TASTE of LOCAL” at Ingles Markets in Asheville — 1865 Hendersonville Road. Thursday, August 13th  3:30 - 6:00
QUESTION: Are chickens given steroids?  ANSWER:  NO! Despite what you may have heard from that TV celebrity doctor, the fearmongering…
QUESTION: What should I be looking at when I buy cereal? Fiber? Calories? Fat? Sugar....I'm so confused! ANSWER:  Eating cereal…
QUESTION: Why aren’t all of your gluten free items on one aisle at my Ingles store? ANSWER: There are several…
Ingles founder, Robert Ingle, always had the goal of buying as much as possible from local farmers and vendors/suppliers. That…
QUESTION: Could I be sensitive to wheat because it has been genetically modified? ANSWER:  NO! 
QUESTION: Should I be worried about arsenic in my food?   ANSWER: There are two different types of arsenic, organic…
QUESTION: What kinds of things do you do as the dietitian for Ingles?  ANSWER: My job is primarily to inform…
QUESTION: What is the difference between field corn and sweet corn? ANSWER: First, let’s start with the fact that there…
QUESTION: I noticed that CELLULOSE is listed as an ingredient in my shredded cheese. What is that?  ANSWER: Cellulose is part…
QUESTION: I heard there’s a Taste of Local next week at one of your stores. Is it free? Who will…
QUESTION: I don’t like to eat red meat … How much protein should I be getting each day and what are…
QUESTION: Why is there sugar in my milk? ANSWER: When you see grams of sugar listed on the nutrition facts…
QUESTION: My 8 year old child is very resistant to trying new vegetables. Can you give me some ideas on…
QUESTION: When Ingles talks about offering “local” food what do you mean by that? Is there a certain area or…
QUESTION: I heard you were going to be at the Mother Earth News Fair. When and where is it and what…
QUESTION: When something is USDA certified organic does it mean the farmer doesn’t use pesticides on their crops or orchards? ANSWER: This…
QUESTION: What’s the difference between a “dietitian” and a “nutritionist?” ANSWER: Great question, especially since it's National Nutrition Month! I…
QUESTION: A friend told me about your “Taste of Local” events but I have never gone to one. What are…
QUESTION: What are the different grades of meat and what does it mean? ANSWER: The major grades of meat are:…
QUESTION: I have heard a lot about quinoa but I don’t know how to cook it. ANSWER: Quinoa is often…
QUESTION: I have lactose intolerance. Is it better for me to buy goat's milk and cheeses than cow's milk and cheeses?…
QUESTION: Where does Ingles Laura Lynn milk come from? ANSWER: Most (80%) of the dairy farmers who supply Ingles Markets…
QUESTION: Do you do talks for the public and if so, what is the cost? Answer: Yes! I frequently do…
QUESTION: Should I be worried about BPA liners in cans and be buying BPA-free cans? Answer: While some brands do offer…
QUESTION: I get bored with my plain old oatmeal. Can you give me some ideas on some different things to…
QUESTION: One of my New Year’s resolutions was to eat healthier and so I have been trying a gluten-free diet. …
QUESTION: What's the difference between an organic label and the non-gmo project seal? 
QUESTION: I have high blood pressure and have been told to cut down on salt and sodium. What should I…
QUESTION: I have noticed you have a gluten-free section and tag items that are gluten-free – why not a sugar-free section…
What sort of training or degrees do you have? I have two undergraduate degrees, a B.A. in Speech Communications from…
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