Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a... Read more
Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
"Eat your fruits and vegetables." We've heard it all of our lives. If only it were so simple.
Our bodies crave fruits and vegetables more than just about any other food because we tend to get far fewer of them than we need. We ofte... Read more
It’s hard to ignore the refreshing feeling a new year brings. It’s a chance to re-evaluate your life and think about where you might like to make changes. Statistics show that most resolutions don’t work, so we’re going dive i... Read more
Tomatoes are a staple for any gardener. They create an aromatic presence in the garden and have countless applications in the kitchen! Great on kebabs and salads, canned or stewed, fresh with a dash of salt, or cooked up on a pizza, these easy-to-gro... Read more
I am having issues with fruit.
I am allergic to MOST fruit. fruit that goes on trees and has a stone/seeds like apples/plus/pears, etc.
allergic to strawberries
I can have bananas, canned pineapple, berries, melons, etc.
the pr... Read more
I've been wanting to start making green smoothies for breakfast each day. They taste delicious, and it's an easy way to get upwards of 5 servings of fresh produce into my diet in just one glass. The thing is, I also consume fruits and veggies along w... Read more
We live on a small farm with a huge garden. I also freeze or can everything from the garden at home myself (black-eyed peas, green beans, okra, squash). I know these are so much better than store-bought, but every time I try to find nutrition info it... Read more
When I buy canned fruit or vegetables, I take a permanent marker and put the date bought on the lid. Even with an expiration date, I still use this system to let me know just how long that particular item has been in my pantry.... Read more
Learning to can and preserve your own food does more than save you money. Many of the products on the market like canned tomatoes, beans, and fruits are canned in cans that have a lining that may be harmful to your health and can cause cancer. By ca... Read more
When you go to the grocery store, you probably check several labels and tags. First, you check the shelf price tag and look for any specials. You might also compare the cost per ounce, which is also listed on the shelf tag. Many of us check the nutri... Read more
During the holiday season many schools, religious groups, and businesses conduct food drives for local food pantries. In the rush to grab something to contribute, nutrition or food safety isn't always high on the list of considerations. While the... Read more
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