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Fruit smoothies are well-known as a quick, easy, healthy meal-in-a-cup. However, when you start to examine the ingredients in pre-made or mass-produced smoothies, one has to wonder what happened to the “healthy” part? With an abundance of added sugars, unnecessary calories, and artificial ingredients, the secret to the most healthy smoothie starts within your own blender! Stay simple with the ingredients. Experimenting with different combos and new flavors is fantastic— …Read More
Fresh is best! …But frozen has its upsides. Here are 5 reasons to give the freezer aisle more consideration. Picked at their peak. The moment a fruit or vegetable is picked, nutrient development stops— it even begins to lose nutrients. Often times, produce to be sold fresh at the grocery store are picked early so they won’t spoil before being bought off the shelf. This means their nutrient— and flavor— …Read More
Store produce separately. Most fruits release ethylene, a ripening gas that occurs naturally. Most vegetables are sensitive to ethylene and will spoil faster when stored next to the fruit. (Get a specific list of ethylene producing fruits and ethylene sensitive vegetables here.) Asparagus will keep longer in the refrigerator if you place the stalks standing up in a jar or glass of water, like flowers in a vase. Wrap broccoli, …Read More
Have you ever noticed that sometimes your produce seems to spoil really quickly, while other times it will last for days and days? There are a couple of reasons why this happens, but their proximity to one another is a major factor! Certain produce items emit a large amount of ethylene, a hydrocarbon gas that plants produce to help the ripening process. However, there are other crops that are highly …Read More
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