Tag: phytonutrients

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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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Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are nutritional powerhouses that can be the star of a dish or make up a healthy side. From lettuce to cabbage and kale to spinach, leafy greens include all leaf vegetables that are grown and harvested for fresh market. These versatile and widely available vegetables play an important […]