Tag: phytochemicals

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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 […]

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Whole Wheat

Whole wheat products contain the starchy endosperm portion of the kernel, in addition to the nutrient-dense germ and bran. Unfortunately, in the refining process, the germ and bran are removed from grains, and fiber and several other nutrients are reduced or lost. Then, refined grains are commonly enriched by adding back certain […]

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Fruits

Fruit is like nature’s healthy dessert! Conveniently, fruits also make up one of the five food groups and are considered an important building block of a healthy diet. Not only are they delicious and beautiful, but they also provide a variety of important nutrients, like vitamin C, potassium, and folate […]