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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 Berries

Did you know? Commercial strawberries are picked, sorted, and packed in the field. They are cooled to 34°F and loaded onto refrigerated trucks. The average strawberry reaches the consumer within 24-36 hours of harvest! That’s berry fast! Considering their small size, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries pack an astonishing amount of […]

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Split Peas

Split peas are a delicious, nutritious way to add fiber, protein, and other nutrients to your meals. Split peas are legumes, along with dried beans, lentils, and soybeans. They are not to be confused with green peas or garden peas, which are considered a starchy vegetable. Split peas are a great source of […]