Posts Tagged "healthy snack"

Go Nuts for Peanut Butter!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Go Nuts for Peanut Butter!

Did you know that one 12-ounce jar of peanut butter contains 540 peanuts? Did you also know that peanut butter’s modern history began in 1884 when a chemist wanted to create a soft food that would still provide nutrition to those who have trouble chewing?   Peanut butter is a classic and one of the most loved foods nationwide, so it’s no wonder that there’s an entire month dedicated to celebrating America’s favorite spread – November is National Peanut Butter Lovers...

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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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Go Nuts Over Nuts!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Go Nuts Over Nuts!

If you’re looking for a healthy snack that’s packed with nutrients, fiber, and healthy fat, there’s no better food than nuts. There are so many varieties to choose from as well as many ways to prepare meals and snacks using them as ingredients.   Nuts are actually a seed surrounded by a hard, inedible shell. Nuts are very important to plants – they ensure the plant will be able to reproduce – so they contain lots of nutrients and healthy fats that nurture it so it’ll sprout...

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Celebrating Raisins

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Celebrating Raisins

Did you know that raisins were discovered by accident?  As early as 2000 BC, grapes were found withered on their vine from the heat.  Since they didn’t want to waste food, they tried them and they quickly became a part of the diet of Mediterranean countries.  Raisin’s popularity then spread to the rest of Europe and eventually made its way across the Atlantic Ocean.   Today, Fresno, California is the raisin capital of the world.  It became the raisin country similarly to how...

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National Strawberry Day

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

National Strawberry Day

Today is National Strawberry Day and I am very excited about it! Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits.  Truth be told, they are actually considered a “false fruit” because they are made up of dozens of tiny individual fruits coming together as one. These individual fruits are called achenes and are all surrounding the tiny seeds you see.   Berry Nutritious   One cup serving of whole strawberries contains around 45 calories, 220 milligrams of potassium, 3 grams of dietary fiber,...

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