Posts Tagged ‘citrus’

Edible Flowers – Not Just a Modern Food Trend

edible flowers

Edible flowers are not just a modern food trend. People have been using flowers in foods for millennia. Not only do they look pretty, but they are also tasty and nutritional too. Edible Flowers Add Nutritional Value: There has not been an extensive amount of studies done to date on edible flowers. But the research…

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Organic Lemons Are Great For Your Health

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Organic lemons add important nutrition and enhance the flavor of many recipes and should be enjoyed regularly. Health Benefits of Organic Lemons Most of us know that bright tart fruits are loaded with vitamin C which is a crucial antioxidant helping protect our cells from damage. Vitamin C also boosts our immune system, reduces inflammation…

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The Blood Orange – Many Health Benefits

Blood Orange

The Blood Orange is a wonderfully sweet and beautifully colored citrus fruit. It is smaller than other types of oranges, with a reddish blush skin. The inside flesh is maroon or even dark red. Along with their beautiful red color, they have a perceptible and delicious raspberry taste to their flavor. Blood Oranges may have…

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Vitamin C – A Critical Component for Your Body

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Vitamin C is one of the most crucial components of good health. The body does not store it, so it is critical to take enough daily through food or supplementation. Luckily there are plenty of wonderful vegetables and fruits available to help your body get the nutrition it needs. Vitamin C Deficiency Chronically denying your…

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Spicy Grapefruit Herb Marinade – A Tasty Alternative

Spicy Grapefruit Herb Marinade

This Spicy Grapefruit Herb Marinade would be delicious with pork, chicken, or fish. The Spicy Grapefruit Herb Marinade recipe is a tasty alternative to the lemon and orange juice traditionally used in a marinade. Grapefruits, like most citrus fruits, are loaded with antioxidants, particularly vitamin C. They also have a good amount of fiber, potassium,…

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Grapefruit Sorbet – A Refreshing Creamy Frozen Treat

Grapefruit Sorbet

This Grapefruit Sorbet is a refreshing creamy frozen treat made without added sugar or dairy. And you don’t need an ice cream freezer to make it thanks to the emulsification provided by the egg whites and gelatin. This Grapefruit Sorbet recipe uses both Ruby Red grapefruit and oranges for a tart-sweet dose of vitamin C,…

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Carrot Leaf Tea – A Perfect Way to Use the Green Tops

carrot leaf tea

Carrot Leaf Tea is a light and refreshing green tea made from the tops of carrots, and a little lemon zest if desired. Carrot leaves are edible as long as you buy organic carrots to ensure they haven’t been sprayed with pesticides or other chemicals. They have more vitamin C than the carrot root as…

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Rough Lemon – A Rare and Unique Citrus

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Have you ever heard of Rough Lemon? I hadn’t either until one of my organic small farmer friends said she had some lemons for our Harvest2U customers. I asked what the variety was, and she said she didn’t know. I asked her to send me a picture, and when I saw it, I doubted very…

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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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