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Colorado Tomatoes

Did you know? The lycopene in processed tomatoes (canned, ketchup, sauce) is actually more available to the body than that found in raw tomatoes. Heating breaks down the plant’s cell walls, making the lycopene more accessible to the body. Lycopene is also better absorbed if consumed with a small amount […]

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Colorado Sweet Corn

Did you know? Sweet corn can be yellow, white, or bicolored (yellow and white). Although some people prefer one to the other, the color of the kernels has no relationship to sweetness of the corn. Summer cookouts would not be quite so sweet without sweet corn! Corn, Zea mays, originated from […]

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Colorado Carrots

Did you know? Carrots were the first vegetable to be commercially canned. The Guinness World record for the heaviest carrot weighed in at 20 lb, and the record for the longest carrot is over 19 feet! Some carrot varieties can remain in the soil all winter–a plus in Colorado where […]