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Why You Should Choose Non-GMO Fruit

Why You Should Choose Non-GMO Fruit

Jul 7th 2017

The acronym GMO stands for “genetically modified organisms.” GMO’s are increasing being talked about as more and more people become aware of the science behind the food they eat. To be clear, using GMO’s in the manufacturing and pro … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Pears

10 Interesting Facts About Pears

Oct 28th 2016

There are over 3000 varieties of pears worldwide. The majority of pears sold in the United States are grown on the west coast, mainly Oregon and Washington. The United States is one of the largest producers of pears in the world. A me … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Cayenne Pepper

10 Interesting Facts About Cayenne Pepper

Jun 22nd 2016

We love the kick of  That's it. Zesty Apple + Mango + Chili bars, but here's a few quick facts about our favorite spicy addition:  Cayenne pepper is a type of chili pepper. Cayenne pepper originated from South America. T … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Ginger

10 Interesting Facts About Ginger

Apr 27th 2016

Ginger is actually a rhizome, not a root. A rhizome is an underground stem. The ginger plant is an herb. Ginger is a part of the Zingiberaceae family, which also includes turmeric and cardamom. Ginger is native to southeastern Asia. Y … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Cinnamon

10 Interesting Facts About Cinnamon

Mar 30th 2016

Cinnamon comes from the bark of the cinnamon tree. The cinnamon tree can grow up to 60 feet. Cinnamon sticks are also called quills. The 2 most popular types of cinnamon are: Ceylon and Cassia. Cinnamon is high in fiber and calcium wh … read more
Real Fruit vs. Purees

Real Fruit vs. Purees

Feb 18th 2016

One of the main differences between fruit and purees is that sugars and sweeteners are usually added to purees, which increase calories, and purees often have preservatives. The fruit peels are also removed so that nutrients, like f … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Lemons

10 Interesting Facts About Lemons

Feb 10th 2016

Lemons are native to Asia. Lemons are a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron. Lemons are rich in vitamin C. Lemons trees can produce up to 600lbs of lemons every year. Lemon trees produce fruit all year round. Lemon z … read more
5 Healthy Reasons To Eat Strawberries

5 Healthy Reasons To Eat Strawberries

Jan 15th 2016

Everyone knows strawberries are healthy, but not many people know just how many health benefits these super berries contain. These are the top five reasons you should add strawberries to your diet!1. Antioxidants Strawberries come i … read more
Winter Fruits and Vegetables

Winter Fruits and Vegetables

Dec 30th 2015

Why eat seasonally? Eating seasonally is healthier and more cost effective. Seasonal foods taste better because they are freshly picked, meaning they have fully ripened and developed. Its abundance also allows stores to stock up, which … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Pomegranates

10 Interesting Facts About Pomegranates

Dec 23rd 2015

The word pomegranate means apple with many seeds. Pomegranates are native to the Middle East. Pomegranates belong to the berry family. Pomegranates are classified as a super fruit. Pomegranates can be stored up to 2 months in the refr … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Persimmons

10 Interesting Facts About Persimmons

Dec 15th 2015

There are about 2,000 varieties of persimmons. There are only 2 types of commercially available persimmons: hachiya and fuyu. Persimmons are typically in season from September to December. Fresh and dried persimmon leaves can be used … read more
6 Lesser Known Benefits of Cranberries

6 Lesser Known Benefits of Cranberries

Nov 17th 2015

Cranberries aid in providing Urinary Tract and Kidney Infection relief because they are natural diuretics. According to recent research, cranberries have shown to help prevent the growth of bacteria. Cranberries have a higher ph … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Cranberries

10 Interesting Facts About Cranberries

Nov 3rd 2015

Cranberries are one of the few fruits native to North America. The 5 states known for growing cranberries are: Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington. Cranberries have small pockets where air seeps into that allo … read more
9 Interesting Facts About Pineapples

9 Interesting Facts About Pineapples

Oct 20th 2015

Pineapples regenerate! You can plant pineapple leaves to grow a new plant. Pineapples contain the bromelain enzyme which can break down proteins, so you can use them to tenderize meat. Hawaii produces about 1/3 of all pineapples … read more
9 Interesting Facts About Apples

9 Interesting Facts About Apples

Oct 13th 2015

Apples are considered to be a part of the rose family. Apple trees take 4-5 years before they produce their first fruit. Apples float because 25% of its volume is air. Apples are fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free. T … read more
8 Interesting Facts About Blueberries

8 Interesting Facts About Blueberries

Sep 30th 2015

The United States produces the most blueberries in the world Blueberries can be used as a natural dye Blueberries are grown commercially in 38 states Maine is the leading producer of wild blueberries Michigan is the leading … read more
10 Interesting Facts About Bananas

10 Interesting Facts About Bananas

Sep 23rd 2015

Bananas float in water because they are less dense in comparison. Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the American diet. Bananas grow on plants that are officially considered an herb. The banana is actually classifie … read more
Secrets For Cooking Raw

Secrets For Cooking Raw

Sep 10th 2015

The raw diet is quite trendy with health conscious groups as foods preserve their nutrients and natural enzymes, typically lost through heating above 104 degrees Fahrenheit. But, that being said, eating raw doesn’t mean munching veggi … read more
Why Compassionate Products Matter

Why Compassionate Products Matter

Sep 2nd 2015

Compassionate products are those that do not contain animal products or bring any form of suffering to the creatures in other forms. That means sans animal testing.A Healthy Body Requires A Healthy Diet Some people claim that animal … read more
The Many Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar

The Many Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar

Aug 26th 2015

Apple cider vinegar isn’t just a salad dressing anymore, it’s a holistic treatment for many diseases and conditions and an effective, all-natural household cleanser! Additionally, apple cider vinegar can be used as a natural repellent … read more
Playing Tetris Helps Control Food Cravings

Playing Tetris Helps Control Food Cravings

Aug 19th 2015

There’s more to the classic game of Tetris than simply passing time by. Scientists have justified — yes proven — that tetris can help curb food cravings and other activity or drug-related addictions. Given that the mind is where most … read more
Preventing Cavities With Healthy Foods

Preventing Cavities With Healthy Foods

Aug 13th 2015

We’ve voiced our take on refined sugar; it’s a highly addictive filler with no nutritional value at all. Now, thanks to a reminder from the scientific community, there’s yet another reason to embrace a low-sugar lifestyle — for den … read more
Spicy Foods Lower Disease Risk

Spicy Foods Lower Disease Risk

Aug 6th 2015

In a study involving nearly 500,000 participants between the ages of 30 and 80, the researchers measured mortality rates from 2004-2008, measuring them against their general eating habits such as consumption of spicy foods. Says a new … read more
High Protein Diet Myth

High Protein Diet Myth

Jul 29th 2015

Protein is essential, but we don’t need an overwhelming amount of it to stay healthy. In fact, there is a delicate balance of protein and calcium in our bodies. If our internal protein concentration is too high, our bodies will actual … read more