Category Archives: In the Kitchen

Should You Incorporate Sunflower Oil Into Your Cooking?

By Heide Kennedy, Arizona Farm Bureau Communications Intern  My three younger brothers love sunflower seeds. Not the pre-shelled ones mind you, as they prefer the ones that come in the shell to crack and spit everywhere. And in case you … Continue reading

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Dates – The Perfect Natural Sweetener

By Heide Kennedy, Arizona Farm Bureau Communications Intern Looking for a natural sweetener source that is full of nutritional benefits? Dates are a super sweet, nutrient-packed way to naturally add sweetness to your foods, and they are a great source … Continue reading

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Non-Starchy Veggies Offer Healthful Fiber, Nutrients

You’ve heard it before, but I’m going to say it again: Yuma, Arizona is the lettuce bowl capital of the nation from November to late March every year thanks to our mild winters and Yuma’s amazing soil. It’s here you’ll … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet May Lower Frailty Risk: Study

Staff Reports The Mediterranean diet may help reduce the risk of frailty as people age, according to a study of 2,300 adults published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Foods containing carotenoids appeared to have the strongest association with … Continue reading

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Fiber-rich Foods Help You Feel Full

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director Recent Arizona State University nutrition student Kat Brown defines fiber as forming the support structure of leaves, stems, and plants. “It is the part of foods that are hard to digest, or … Continue reading

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