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Colorado Tomatoes

Did you know? The lycopene in processed tomatoes (canned, ketchup, sauce) is actually more available to the body than that found in raw tomatoes. Heating breaks down the plant’s cell walls, making the lycopene more accessible to the body. Lycopene is also better absorbed if consumed with a small amount […]

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Colorado Squash

Did you know? Hard shelled squash varieties are unique to North America. The earliest natives cultivated and honored them as one of the “Three Sisters,” along with beans and corn. Many civilizations relied on the Three Sisters for sustenance as corn and beans made a complete protein and squash added […]

Fresh small leaf spinach in a pile.
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Colorado Spinach

Spinach is a versatile leafy green with a relatively long growing season in Colorado. Great for use in a variety of dishes, spinach is a nutrient packed vegetable that can be incorporated into almost any meal. Popeye was wise to attribute his great strength to eating spinach as the nutritional […]