fruits and vegetables

The answer is kiwis, just one provides 100% of your daily need for vitamin C and you can eat the fiber-rich skin. This New Zealand specialty is available year-round because the growing season in California is opposite so the two major producers complement each other. Grown commercially in the US since the 1960s, kiwis were … Read More

A whole, unpeeled apple is a perfect snack – it’s high in the fiber pectin which helps fill you up and lowers your cholesterol. Eat popcorn – low in calories (25 in a cup), low in fat and high in fiber (it’s a whole grain). It offers the satisfaction of chewing but go easy on … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Since we first looked at Crispy Green the company has enlarged its offering of freeze-dried fruit snacks. Freeze drying involves a cold freezing, vacuum system that removes moisture from the fruit but … Read More

Why Do Fruits Brown?

by admin on August 18, 2016 · 0 comments

Inside the cells of fresh peaches, apples, pears and bananas (and even potatoes) are phenolic compounds and enzymes, like polyphenol oxidase (PPO). When peeled or cut open, the PPO in the cells is exposed to oxygen and it causes a reaction known as enzymatic browning. This reaction converts the plant phenols to a brown pigment … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. If you enjoy grapefruits, Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruits are a brand worth trying. Not only is the color a rich ruby red but the taste is sweeter than most grapefruits on the market. The … Read More

We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. When we first heard about these products we were skeptical, but they work. Food Huggers and Bowl Huggers were designed by two women who were tired of discarding half a piece of fruit or … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Healthy Munchy Fruit Crispies  are freeze-dried fruit snacks, packed in individual bags with Nickelodeon characters Spongebob Squarepants or Dora the Explorer. The only ingredient is fruit. One bag of Banana Crispies (0.89 ounce) has 90 calories, 3 … Read More

When you have written over 30 books on nutrition, it is not surprising that people frequently ask, “What’s your best eating advice.” Here it is in a nutshell – short, simple and to the point. Eat less, but enjoy what you eat. Food should be a pleasurable experience, but, sadly, portions have grown enormously in … Read More

An Ohio State University study found that eating an apple a day for four weeks lowered LDL – bad cholesterol – by 40 %. Tip: Cut fat and calories by substituting applesauce for oil when baking. Fact: Studies show people who eat apples or apple products regularly are more likely to have lower blood pressure and … Read More

Eat a rainbow every day — Fruits and vegetables are nature’s rainbow of nutrients. Instead of worrying about which food has what vitamin or mineral, just pick a colorful variety. Every fruit and vegetable, even a dab of salsa or ketchup on your lunch contributes to your overall nutrient intake daily.   … Read More