Category Archives: Fun Food Facts

Fun Facts About Gourds

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern     Did you know gourds grow in Arizona? They thrive in the warm weather, especially at the Wuertz’s Gourd Farm (learn more about Wuertz family here). The Wuertz family have been growing gourds … Continue reading

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Health Benefits from Green Tea and Coffee

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern   Photo: Pixabay   Although I am not a coffee or tea drinker, this article is for all you caffeine lovers. There have been studies done showing the health benefits of coffee and green … Continue reading

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Fill Your Plate’s Advice on Vitamin D

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern Photo: Yenni Vance via Pixabay   Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that your body needs. It helps keep your bones strong by absorbing calcium from supplements and food, such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, … Continue reading

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12 Fun Facts about Potatoes

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern Potatoes are a common staple around the world, the United States, and even Arizona. We make them roasted, baked, mashed, and fried. They are a part of more American meals than we think. Dave … Continue reading

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Succotash

By Blue Sky Organic Farms Okra and field onions are in season right now, making it the perfect time to make succotash, a delicious side dish. Onions contain 89% water, making them an excellent supplement for hydration. They are low … Continue reading

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