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10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables provide fiber, essential vitamins and minerals, and phytonutrients. “Phyto” refers to the Greek word for plant. Phytonutrients, sometimes called phytochemicals, are chemicals produced by the plant to aid in growth and defense against predators, bacteria and fungi, and environmental threats, such as UV light. You can think […]

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Using Canned and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Canned and frozen fruits and vegetables are great to have on hand – they are nutritious alternatives to fresh produce and store much longer. You can incorporate them into meals to regularly enjoy fruits and vegetables, when fresh may not be an option. Although we often think of fresh produce […]

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Freezing Vegetables

by P. Kendall * (1/13) Quick Facts… The quality of frozen vegetables depends on the quality of the fresh produce. Blanching and prompt cooling are essential in preparing most vegetables, except herbs and green peppers, for freezing. Blanch vegetables by placing them in boiling water or steam. There are two basic packing […]