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Phytochemicals

“Phyto” refers to the Greek word for plant. Phytochemicals, sometimes referred to as phytonutrients, are compounds produced by the plant to aid in growth and defense against predators, bacteria and fungi, and environmental threats, such as UV light. Phytochemicals contribute to the health of the plant. When humans eat plant […]

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Important Vitamins and Minerals for Women

Getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals helps your body function well and keeps you healthy. Vitamins and minerals are an important part of a healthy diet in both men and women, but the needs for and effects of these nutrients can vary between the two groups. Let’s take […]

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Colorado Peaches

The peach industry in Colorado remains mostly a family business. Many growers live and work on orchards surrounding their homes, within communities that include similar farms and families. Often, the fruit in the orchard is a staple of the family’s table. This close proximity is strong motivation to use the […]