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Blueberries – A High Levels of Antioxidants

Many people would not associate the world of high stakes poker with healthy eating, but for the big winner in the 2006 World Series of Poker, a nutritious snack made all the difference. Jamie Gold gives part of the...

Lemons and a Lemon Bar Recipe

With their myriad uses in food and drink recipes, lemons are an indispensable kitchen staple. It might come as no surprise that this fruit has been valued for its fragrance, flavor, and chemical properties for eons in cultures around...

Pineapple – Trivia and Information

Despite its longstanding public image as a Hawaiian fruit, the pineapple actually hails from South America. It did not take root in the islands until the 1790, when Captain James Cook brought it to Hawaii long after Spanish and...

Cranberries – Trivia and Information

Cranberries join blueberries and Concord grapes as one of very few fruits that are indigenous to North America. Early Native Americans prized cranberries for their myriad versatile uses. They mixed mashed berries with dried deer meat to make long-lasting pemmican...

Types of Apples – A Great Source of Vitamin C

People have been eating apples for millennia. The ancestor of all modern apples, malus sieversii, still grows wild in modern Kazakhstan, where it originated. The apple is green when unripe, ripens to a deep red, and it fits in...

Avocado – High Content of Heart-healthy Monounsaturated Fat

The avocado enjoys a racy past belied by its seemingly innocent and rather chubby appearance. Considered a fertility food as well as an aphrodisiac in its earlier days, the avocado was considered too improper to be enjoyed by image-concerned...

Raspberries – Rich in Antioxidants

With its beautiful red color, its sunny flavor that tastes of summertime, and its impressive laundry list of health benefits, the raspberry may very well be one of the world’s most perfect foods. Various strains of the raspberry are native...

Grapefruit – A Myriad Health Benefits

It’s hard to believe that the grapefruit – a regularly featured item on many breakfast tables – has not always enjoyed popularity. In fact, the grapefruit as we know it today differs quite a bit from its predecessors. Actually a...

Cherries – Trivia and Information

With its cheery shape and color, as well as its sensual flavor and fragrance, the cherry enjoys universal popularity for its aesthetic and culinary value. Its original name in Latin meant “for the birds” for obvious reasons, but not...

Bananas – High in Potassium and Low in Sodium

Whether it’s sliced atop a bowl of cereal, mashed and infused throughout a hearty loaf of banana bread, or creamed into custard in a meringue pie, the banana is a versatile and beloved fruit. Bananas are one of the largest...

Garlic – A Potent and Pungent Aroma

Garlic, or Allium sativum, is a perennial plant in the Alliaceae (or lily) family and is closely related to the onion. It has been regarded as an invaluable kitchen and medicinal plant for thousands of years, and is one of the most important seasoning agents most home cooks or...

What Kind Of Wine Goes With Ham?

Most of the time, matching food with wine is pretty straight forward. There are, however, some foods that are more difficult to match up. Turkey is a bit more problematic because it has both light, and dark meat. Oriental food is tough to match up because of all the...

Caraway – One of the Oldest Cultivated Spices in Recorded History

Caraway (Carum carvi), a member of the carrot family, is one of the oldest cultivated spices in recorded history. A small almost frilly plant, caraway has been utilized by the Ancient Egyptians, the Greeks and Romans, Medieval cooks and apothecaries, Arabian royalty, and in the kitchens of northern Europe....

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