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Macadamia Nut-tritious

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Macadamia Nut-tritious

Did you know that it takes 7 years after a macadamia tree is planted for it to produce fruit (the nut)? But, once they begin producing fruit, they remain productive for 100 years!!   You may know little about macadamia nuts, but they are actually one of the most sought-after nuts in the world. Along with being a food source, the husk can also be used as fertilizer, the oil can be used in soaps, shampoos and conditions, and the rest can be used as animal feed. This make this nut very...

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AsparaGuess What Month It Is?

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

AsparaGuess What Month It Is?

The month of May is National Asparagus Month! Although this may not be your favorite vegetable because of its slightly bitter and unique flavor, asparagus had been a cornerstone of many diets for thousands of years.   Asparagus is a member of the lily family. There are approximately 300 species of asparagus, but only 20 are edible. The most common type of asparagus is green, but there are white and purple versions as well.   This long stalked, green vegetable is loaded with fiber and...

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Let’s Get Planting in Honor of Earth Day

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Let’s Get Planting in Honor of Earth Day

Earth Day 2016 is here! Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day and this year’s theme is “Trees for the Earth.”   So what does that mean? The Earth Day Network has set a goal of planting 7.8 billion trees over the next five years! I know that sounds like an unimaginable amount but we have five years to accomplish that goal.   So why did the Earth Day Network decide on a five year goal?   In five years, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and to start the...

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Try Soy during April for National Soyfoods Month!

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Try Soy during April for National Soyfoods Month!

  Soy has gained popularity over the years, mostly as being a healthy alternative for animal protein.  Vegetarians and vegans will consume soy in their diets in place of animal protein and other animal products.  However, you do not have to be a vegetarian or vegan to enjoy soy!   Despite soy’s popularity, many people do not know much about soy.  Luckily, April is National Soyfoods Month!  We have the opportunity to learn more about soy and the benefits and negatives it may have...

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Upgrade Your Easter Basket and Meal

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Upgrade Your Easter Basket and Meal

Some claim that the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a pagan goddess of spring and fertility. So how did chocolate, dyed eggs and giant bunnies become such a large part of the celebration? Over the centuries various folk tales and pagan traditions sparked Easter eggs, bunnies, baskets and a slew of candy as tradition for this special holiday. It’s hard to avoid “temptation” when you are surrounded by all the chocolate, jelly beans and baked goods that come out around this time of...

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