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5 Lessons Research Teaches us about Preparing Tomatoes

Preparing Tomatoes

Preparing Tomatoes is a common occurrence, and they are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and carotenoids, such as lycopene. Many studies have shown their benefits for cardiovascular health, and current studies are investigating their benefit for the prevention of cancers, depression and other health issues. Scientific studies have also shown several…

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Chop and Drop – A Busy Person’s Best Friend

chop and drop

One of the most fun concepts of Permaculture is Chop and Drop. The concept of Chop and Drop is pruning, cutting or chopping woody perennials, shrubs and trees, and letting everything fall to the ground. Nature hates bare soil, and this is a way to naturally mulch your soil (like a forest) to feed the…

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The Powerful Pomegranate – Known Since Ancient Times

powerful pomegranate

The powerful Pomegranate has been known for its health benefits since ancient times. The bright red fruit is considered a superfood today because of its powerful antioxidants and nutrition. Personally, I just love the sweet and tangy taste and look forward to them every Fall. The Legend of the 4 Pomegranate Seeds In Greek mythology,…

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Keep Hydrated with These 8 Summer Produce Superstars

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It is essential to keep hydrated during the hot summer months. Water is vital to keep your body functioning correctly. When it is hot and humid outside, you need to replace the water that is lost to sweating. Luckily, much of the produce that is in peak during those months are high in water content,…

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Kohlrabi – A Nutrient Powerhouse

kohlrabi

You open your Harvest2U delivery and are greeted by an alien: a softball sized bulb with long leaves growing like a punk rocker’s hair on the top. That, my friends, is Kohlrabi, a nutrient-packed vegetable that is slowly gaining popularity in the United States. It is a cultivar of cabbage developed centuries ago in Europe…

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Top 6 Reasons to Join Your Local CSA

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There are many great reasons to join your local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Eat healthy fresh fruits and vegetables, value, learn about new foods &  cooking techniques, community, variety, the environment, choices, quality, the list goes on! 6 Reasons to Join a CSA 1. Eat Healthier When you start picking up a box of fruits…

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10 Low Carb Vegetables and How to Prepare Them

10 Low Carb Vegetables

If you are counting net carbohydrates here are 10 low carb vegetables, packed with nutrients and are delicious too. I use the terms net carbs and digestible carbs interchangeably below. The number is calculated by subtracting the amount of fiber in grams from the total amount of carbohydrates contained in a 1 cup raw serving.…

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15 Radish Recipes to Break Out of the Salad Rut

Radish Recipes

Radishes are wonderful in salads. But with these Radish recipes, I show that there are so many tasty ways to enjoy these healthy little roots that it’s time to free them from the salad bowl, at least for a while. Most people think of radishes as small round red balls, but there are hundreds of…

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Benefits of Beets – Elevated to Superfood Status

benefits of beets

Because of the Benefits of Beets, this humble vegetable has been elevated to superfood status with good reason. This root vegetable is not only nutrient dense, but it can also be incorporated into your meal plan in a vast variety of ways. True confessions: I hated beets as a child. Probably because the only time…

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