Tag: health benefits

Preservation, Recipes and How-tos

Understanding and Making Kefir

Did you know… The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.” Kefir can contain up to 50 live, active species and over 20 billion Colony Forming Units (CFUs). In comparison, yogurt typically […]

Rhubarb
Colorado Grown Produce, Colorado Grown Vegetables, Food

Colorado Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a member of the buckwheat family (Polygonaceae). The stalks are extremely tart with a texture similar to celery. Rhubarb is technically a vegetable, even though it is most commonly prepared like a fruit in sweetened desserts. To some, it is even known by its nickname, ‘pie plant.’ Rhubarb’s […]

A picture of a large kale leaf
Food, Foods and Beverages, Leafy Greens

Cruciferous Vegetables

Exploring the Variety and Versatility of Cruciferous Vegetables What do Brussels sprouts, kale, and cauliflower have in common? Aside from being some of the trendiest vegetables of the moment, they are all members of the same botanical family, Cruciferae or Brassicaceae. Other vegetables in this family include, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, arugula, kohlrabi, […]