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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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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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Colorado Onions

“It’s hard to imagine civilization without onions.” -Julia Child Onions (Allium cepa) are versatile vegetables which add their special flavor characteristics to many popular recipes and may be prepared in a number of ways. They are separated into three color groups – yellow, red, and white.  Approximately 87% of the […]