vegetables

All types of endive are the leaf of the chicory plant – curly (also called frisee), broad-leaved (commonly called escarole) and Belgian (pale to white cone-shaped head). One cup has 9 calories, 71 micrograms of folate (a B vitamin), 542 milligrams of vitamin A and 115 micrograms of vitamin K (close to one and half … Read More

In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, elderly women who ate more vegetables showed less carotid artery wall thickness. This type of thickening of the vessel walls is the underlying cause for heart disease and stroke. Cruciferous vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts offered the most protection. … Read More

Not always. In some cases, the canning process locks in nutrients and in other cases it can enhance the availability of nutrients. Canned blueberries contain more of the powerful antioxidant, anthocyanin, than either fresh or frozen. Canned salmon is richer in heart-healthy omega-3 fats and calcium than fresh. Canning releases health-promoting antioxidants. One half cup … 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. Gaea known for its Olive Snack Packs which we have highlighted in the past has now added shelf-stable Veggie Snacks to their product line. Veggie Snacks are lightly pickled, crisp, NonGMO Project Verified, … Read More

Asparagus:  A part of the lily family, it is actually related to onions, leeks and garlic.  It’s high in folate and a good source of vitamin C.  It also contains inulin, a prebiotic fiber that helps nourish our gut bacteria, which supports your immune function.  Choose asparagus spears that are bright in color, straight and … 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. We have reviewed Garden Lites products a number of times over the years. The company continues to innovate, offering an ever-expanding line of vegetable-based, gluten-free foods. We recently tasted four new … Read More

In the US most of us eat celery raw, in salads or as an ingredient in soups. Worldwide it has more prominence. In France, mirepoix, made from finely chopped celery, carrots and onions is a staple in many dishes. Few Cajun dishes, such as jambalaya and gumbo are made without the vital three – celery, … Read More

    Eating carrots and healthy eyes are the usual connections for this popular vegetable but this nutrient-rich, colorful food can play a role in preventing cancer, too. Low in calories – a half-cup serving has only 24 calories. Overweight and obesity has been connected with 11 different cancers.   Loaded with nutrients – a … 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. Alexia Foods known for all-natural, good quality, frozen potato side dishes has extended its product line to introduce two new frozen fries. Organic Savory Spice Sweet Potato Fries are combined with … Read More

Whether you call them pulses, legumes or just beans, the 68th UN General Assembly has declared 2016 as the year to focus on bean crops as part of a worldwide sustainable food system which promotes food security and enhances nutrition for many people around the World. Beans are a humble, forgotten vegetable, often considered a … Read More