Category Archives: Fun Food Facts

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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Pickles, They’re kind of a big DILL

By Alexandra Pettit AZFB Communications Intern Pickles have always been a fan favorite, even as early as 2030 B.C.E. Next time you eat a pickle think of these fun facts! Pickles have been around since ancient times, although there is … Continue reading

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Wonderful Watermelon

It’s officially summer and that means sweet juicy watermelon is in season! Just in time for those backyard Barbecues. Articles on watermelon: Watermelon Facts Fill Your Plate with Watermelon Juicy-Sweet, Watermelon Is The Perfect Summertime Treat Wacky for Watermelon The … Continue reading

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