Love Your Carrots! [BONUS: Zesty Carrot Salad Recipe]

Love Your Carrots! [BONUS: Zesty Carrot Salad Recipe]

Carrots are a versatile, if often under-appreciated, root vegetable. We are now in peak season, which means they are abundant, flavorful and cheap. Carrots store well for months in a refrigerator or in a cool moist cellar. They are composed … Continue reading

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11 Easy & Delicious Ways to Eat More Veggies

11 Easy & Delicious Ways to Eat More Veggies

Americans are not eating enough vegetables. The current recommendation is to consume 2-3 cups per day, but 87% of us do not meet this simple requirement. This is a shame, because veggies (and fruits) are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, … Continue reading

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3 Easy Ways to Enjoy Brussels Sprouts

3 Easy Ways to Enjoy Brussels Sprouts

Brassica Oleracea Gemmifera is more commonly known as the┬áBrussels sprout. It is a cousin of the cabbage family, and one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Brussels sprouts are a bursting with nutrients, including vitamin C, folic acid, B6, … Continue reading

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Broccoli Showdown: Raw vs Cooked

Broccoli Showdown: Raw vs Cooked

We were recently asked by a Fooducate community member, who regularly consumes broccoli, what the nutritional difference is between cooked and raw broccoli. This is an interesting question, because heat and other processing have a definite effect on the bio-availability … Continue reading

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Squeezing the Most Nutrients Out of your Veggies – Cooked or Raw?

Squeezing the Most Nutrients Out of your Veggies – Cooked or Raw?

Which is more nutritious – A raw carrot or a cooked one? What about tomatoes? Mushrooms? Cabbage? If you answered raw to all of the above, you may be in for a surprise. According to the Scientific American, the answer … Continue reading

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Poison Cookies – Nestle Recalls Tollhouse Cookie Dough

Poison Cookies – Nestle Recalls Tollhouse Cookie Dough

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Three months after scores of young women across the country began to fall ill with a particularly nasty strain of e-coli, Federal health officials manged to piece together the puzzle and discover that the … Continue reading

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