Study Says Benefits of Spinach Promote Eye Health and May Prevent Blindness

Popeye liked spinach for his biceps, but he was in the dark about how good it is for your eyes. Optometrist Dr. Ian Murray is leading a study that is trying to find the link between the retina disease Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)…

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Avocados

Wow, Avo! Offering significant amounts of over 20 different nutrients, the health benefits of avocados rightfully give way to the title, “Superfood”!  What Are the Incredible Health Benefits of Avocados? A single serving of about 100 grams of avocado provides 26%…

8 Health Benefits of Bananas

Bananas are one of the most popular fruit on Earth – for good reasons: They are full of nutrients, delicious, and come in their own handy packaging! What are the health benefits of bananas? Let us count the ways! Nutritional…

History of the Washington Navel Orange

The Washington Navel Orange If you are enjoying a Washington navel orange right now, no matter where you live, you might be interested to know that it took a bit of a journey for navels to get be where they are…

The 7 Stages of a Banana Ripening from Green to Brown

Banana ripening is a science. Getting a banana to the perfect yellow color at just the right time is an art.  Equal Exchange Bananas come from small farms in South America. Hundreds of farmers are organized into cooperatives. Unlike conventional…

Save Now and Enjoy Later: Freezing Summer Produce

If you find yourself sitting at the kitchen table grinning at the last of the bounty of summer produce that has filled your fruit bowl, you’re probably not alone. It’s hard not to appreciate this gift of summer goodness. You more…

What’s the Deal with Leeks? Here’s How to Use Them

If you turn a leek with its hairy end up, it looks sort of like a crown or the top of a scepter, which may be one reason this delicious allium (a member of the onion & garlic family) is called the “king…

3 Helpful Tips to Prevent Apples from Browning

If you’ve ever put cut apples in your lunch, or served them on a plate as an afternoon snack, you’ve most likely noticed that some browning of the flesh starts to occur not long after they have been cut. Many of us…

Eat More Berries to Neutralize Free-Radicals

Northern California enjoys an early berry season, with strawberries appearing for sale at farmers’ markets in mid-February. However, April and May showcase the true abundance of in-season berries, including cherries, blackberries, and blueberries. Berries have extraordinary health benefits and are…

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