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4 Major Health Benefits of Apples – Nutritional Powerhouses

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Besides being delicious, versatile, and portable, the health benefits of apples are significant. There’s a good reason for the adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”; these brightly colored beauties have plenty of nutrients to maintain your health. Nutritional Powerhouses – 4 Major Health Benefits of Apples 1. Fiber Apples are packed full of fiber…

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Natural Spa Treatments – Using 8 Harvest2U Box Ingredients

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You can purchase natural spa treatments at the store, and you can also dive into your Harvest2U box and create your own. Harvest2U provides many organic fruits and vegetables that offer beneficial nutrients for both the inside and outside of your body. Here are 8 ingredients typically in your delivery box when “in season” that you…

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3 Summer Fruits to Keep Out of the Fridge

Summer Fruits

Most people know that summer fruits and vegetables like bananas, potatoes, and onions should not be stored in the fridge. But things start to get a little confusing with items like tomatoes, melons and stone fruits. As odd as it may sound, these three fruits should not be stored in the refrigerator. The best storage spot…

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Storing Greens – 5 Rules for Lettuce, Cabbage, Other Greens

storing greens

Storing greens, after we purchase or grow is something we’re never taught, and there’s nothing more disheartening than opening the produce drawer of your refrigerator to make a salad and find that your lettuce has turned to a soggy mess. Or maybe you’re craving a green smoothie, and the kale is nothing but a shriveled…

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Commercial Potato Farming – Non-Organic Vs. Organic

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Commercial Potato Farming is not an easy thing to do whether you’re doing it organically or non-organically. The non-organic potato farmer is pressured into producing a perfect, blemish-free tuber for the French fry market.  To get this cosmetically perfect potato, these farmers have resorted to the heavy use of pesticides, herbicides, and fumigants. The result…

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Moringa Leaves – 5 Reasons It’s a True Superfood

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Moringa Leaves come from a sub-tropical tree known as “the drumstick tree,” and its botanical name is Moringa oleifera. Moringa (Moringa Leaves) is commonly touted as a superfood because it is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and other beneficial compounds. Moringa is an extraordinary food source in some parts of the world. When dried the leaves…

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Five Ways to Use Kohlrabi

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Kohlrabi or Turnip Cabbage is actually a cabbage, selectively bred by farmers 100’s years ago for its thick stem. Use kohlrabi cooked as well as raw. Edible preparations are made with both the stem and the leaves.  The texture and taste of kohlrabi are comparable to those of a broccoli stem or cabbage heart, but sweeter and milder, with a higher ratio…

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Fuyu Persimmon – A Popular Harvest2U Organic Fruit

fuyu persimmon

Fuyu Persimmon Description The Fuyu persimmon lacks a core, seeds, and tannins (tannins equate to an astringent persimmon). Fuyu persimmons have a squat and rounded tomato-like shape and capped with an indented leaf on their stem end. They the skin and flesh have pumpkin colored tones and possess layers of flavor reminiscent of brown sugar,…

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Jujube Fruit – 7 Reasons to Include It in Your Diet

Jujube Fruit

About Jujube Fruit Jujube fruit is also referred to as Chinese dates, Korean dates, red dates, or Indian dates.  Jujubes (Ziziphus jujuba) grow on a small deciduous (loses its leaves in the winter) trees. Jujube trees grow to around 30-40 feet tall, and with small shiny green leaves, tiny blossoms, with grape-to-kumquat sized fruits that…

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10 Ways to Use Fresh Rosemary That Are Super Easy

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What is Fresh Rosemary Fresh Rosemary is recently cut clippings from the small evergreen shrub Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region. It has dark green, needle-like leaves that have a resinous aroma. From late winter through spring, the plant displays blue flowers, which are edible. There are two growth types of…

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