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Food safety during pregnancy
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Food Safety During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a special time when food choices and safe handling of food take on new importance. Pregnant women are at increased risk for foodborne illnesses. Hormonal changes during pregnancy suppress certain aspects of the mother’s immune system. Although important for the development of the baby, this can make her […]

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Colorado Peppers

Did you know? Pepper pungency is rated in terms of “Scoville heat units.” Capsaicin is the compound responsible for the “hot” flavor of many peppers. Jalapeno and cayenne peppers range from 2,000 to 25,000 units, whereas Tabasco peppers range between 60,000 to 80,000 units. Green Bell peppers are rated 0 […]

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Colorado Apples

Did you know? Two-thirds of the fiber and many of the antioxidants in an apple are located in the skin! Food-grade wax sprayed on apples helps to maintain the freshness and moisture content of apples. Apples have a long recorded history of consumption throughout civilization, most likely originating in the […]