Category Archives: Healthy Eating

National Celery Month

Celery is having an anniversary this month! In honor of four centuries of cultivation of this ultra-crispy vegetable and its sweet yet distinctive flavor, The United States is throwing a party, and the guest of honor is … The most … Continue reading

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What Is Sweeter than Valentine’s Day? The Sweet Potato

The sweet potato is one of the most delicious roots, or tubers, available to American appetites. Shaped like an elongated potato, the sweet potato is at its best from December through March and can be found at local Arizona grocers, … Continue reading

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Fun Facts about Salad

Salad, once viewed as a side dish at meals – especially by the male of the species – has finally become a star at the dining room table! Much of this revolution is the result of increased cultivation of vegetables, … Continue reading

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Surprising Facts about Spinach

“I’m strong to the finish ‘cuz I eats my spinach. I’m Popeye the Sailor Man! Toot toot!”     Most of us in the US are familiar with Popeye the Sailor Man; the cartoon character who eats his spinach straight … Continue reading

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Surprising Facts about Broccoli That Will Make You Go WOW!!

Did you know? Broccoli, that intensely green vegetable with florets like little trees, is basically a man-made vegetable. Plant scientists and breeders developed broccoli by intensive breeding and crossbreeding of cabbage and other cruciferous crops. A single variety, originally grown … Continue reading

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