fruits and vegetables

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Since we first looked at Crispy Green the company has enlarged its offering of freeze-dried fruit snacks. Freeze drying involves a cold freezing, vacuum system that removes moisture from the fruit but … Read More

Why Do Fruits Brown?

by admin on August 18, 2016 · 0 comments

Inside the cells of fresh peaches, apples, pears and bananas (and even potatoes) are phenolic compounds and enzymes, like polyphenol oxidase (PPO). When peeled or cut open, the PPO in the cells is exposed to oxygen and it causes a reaction known as enzymatic browning. This reaction converts the plant phenols to a brown pigment … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. If you enjoy grapefruits, Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruits are a brand worth trying. Not only is the color a rich ruby red but the taste is sweeter than most grapefruits on the market. The … Read More

We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. When we first heard about these products we were skeptical, but they work. Food Huggers and Bowl Huggers were designed by two women who were tired of discarding half a piece of fruit or … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Healthy Munchy Fruit Crispies  are freeze-dried fruit snacks, packed in individual bags with Nickelodeon characters Spongebob Squarepants or Dora the Explorer. The only ingredient is fruit. One bag of Banana Crispies (0.89 ounce) has 90 calories, 3 … Read More

When you have written over 30 books on nutrition, it is not surprising that people frequently ask, “What’s your best eating advice.” Here it is in a nutshell – short, simple and to the point. Eat less, but enjoy what you eat. Food should be a pleasurable experience, but, sadly, portions have grown enormously in … Read More

An Ohio State University study found that eating an apple a day for four weeks lowered LDL – bad cholesterol – by 40 %. Tip: Cut fat and calories by substituting applesauce for oil when baking. Fact: Studies show people who eat apples or apple products regularly are more likely to have lower blood pressure and … Read More

Eat a rainbow every day — Fruits and vegetables are nature’s rainbow of nutrients. Instead of worrying about which food has what vitamin or mineral, just pick a colorful variety. Every fruit and vegetable, even a dab of salsa or ketchup on your lunch contributes to your overall nutrient intake daily.   … Read More

These red berries are powerful antioxidants that prevent bacteria from adhering to membranes such as the urinary tract, mouth and stomach where they could promote infection. All forms of cranberries provide health benefits and cooking does not alter the anti-adhesion properties. It is estimated that the anti-adhesion effect begins about 2 hours after eating cranberries … Read More

Pomegranate caution. Antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice can interfere with blood pressure medications, antidepressants, AIDS drugs, and some narcotic pain relievers. If you take medication and drink pomegranate juice regularly, check with your doctor or pharmacist. … Read More