One can of regular soda, sweetened with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, packs about 150 calories, adding up to the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of table sugar, according to the Harvard School of Public Health.

Number to Know

150: Sugary sodas are notorious sources of empty calories. One can of regular soda, sweetened with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, packs about 150 calories, adding up to the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of table sugar, according to the Harvard School of Public Health.

— Brandpoint

Food Quiz

Which of these leafy greens has a distinct peppery taste?

A. Kale

B. Arugula

C. Collards

D. Swiss chard

Answer at bottom of rail.

Wise to the Word

Cannellini beans: Beans that are large and have that traditional kidney shape. With a slightly nutty taste and mild earthiness, they have a relatively thin skin and tender, creamy flesh. They hold their shape well and are one of the best white beans for salads and ragouts.

— Cookthink

The Dish On...

“The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen,” by Clotilde Dusoulier.

Beloved ChocolateAndZucchini.com food blogger Clotilde Dusoulier is not a vegetarian. But she has, like many of us, chosen to eat less meat and fish, and is always looking for new ways to cook what looks best at the market. In “The French Market Cookbook,” she takes us through the seasons in 82 recipes — and explores the love story between French cuisine and vegetables.

— Amazon.com

Food Quiz answer

- B. (According to Food.com, arugula is an herb with a peppery mustard flavor. Its smooth dark green spiky leaves are traditionally used in Italian cuisine, but have been gaining popularity in fresh salads and on sandwiches.)