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Rhubarb
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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 […]

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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, […]

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How to Prepare, Store, and Enjoy Beans and Other Pulses

Beans and pulses are delicious, nutritious, and affordable. Domesticated 8,000-10,000 years ago in the Americas, these staple foods star in many traditional recipes from around the globe. They are associated with numerous health benefits, such as gut health, a reduced risk for chronic disease, and weight maintenance. Follow the tips […]