October, 2017 Blog Posts

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Oct
2017

Food Dye
Color additives, what are they and are they safe?
 
A color additive includes food dyes and pigments that can be made from plants, animals, mineral sources, or synthetically. Manufacturers add color additives to our food to enhance natural colors.
 
What I hear the most concern about is...
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Oct
2017

apple
As the old saying goes an apple a day keeps the doctor away. There may be a bit of truth in the saying an apple a day keep the doctor away. An unpeeled apple offers a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C. An apple is best consumed with the skin. The skin...
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Oct
2017

tomatoes
Tis the season of tomatoes. Botanically speaking tomatoes are fruit even though they are often referred to as vegetable. The tomato’s nutrient content is more similar to a vegetable than a fruit, as it contains fewer calories and sugars than other fruits. Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A and C and also a good source of...
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09

Oct
2017

Strawberry Hydroponics
Chances are you have probably consumed some produce that has been hydroponically grown. Instead of drawing water and nutrients from the soil, the hydroponic produce is grown with the roots submerged in nutrient-fortified water.
 
The benefits of hydroponics are extensive. Hydroponic farming allows large amounts...
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Oct
2017

Swiss Chard Stock
Food waste has been on the forefront of conversations of the past few years. How can you save money and prevent food from ending up in our landfills? Use stalks, stems, peels, and rinds!
 
Fronds and Leaves
Consider using carrot and fennel fronds as garnish, or add to salads. You can...
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