Posts Tagged "nutritious"

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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National Fig Week

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

National Fig Week

Ficus carica, also known as the common fig, may not be so common to everyone. Figs are delectable little fruits that are not only delicious, but also offer a number of health benefits. National Fig Week is November 1st through 7th and is the perfect time to learn more about figs.   Shopping for Figs   There are more than one hundred and fifty varieties of figs. They range dramatically in color and subtly in texture. The five more popular varieties are:   Black Mission:...

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Have an Oat-tastic Day!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Have an Oat-tastic Day!

Did you know yesterday was National Oatmeal Day? Did you eat any oatmeal to celebrate? Don’t worry if you didn’t, there’s still time!   Not only is oatmeal delicious, it’s full of health benefits. Since only the outer hull is removed, the germ and bran remain intact, making it a whole grain product. It’s high in soluble fiber, specifically beta-glucan. This type of fiber binds to cholesterol in your blood and removes it, reducing your blood cholesterol levels. It also aids in...

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Keep The Doctor Away During National Apple Month

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Keep The Doctor Away During National Apple Month

Is there anything better than a fresh, juicy apple? The kind that has a crisp crunch and leaves juice running down your arm. YUM.   Fall brings us cooler air, shorter days and the changing colors of the leaves, but it always gives us some of the freshest and most delicious apples you can find all year. October is National Apple Month and is the perfect time to learn all you need to know about apples!   With a seemingly endless variety of apples out there, it can be so easy to find...

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Falling For Pumpkins

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Falling For Pumpkins

It’s that time of the year again! October means fall is officially here and it’s time for pumpkin flavored everything! It’s also time for jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating, but pumpkins can be so much more than simply decoration.   Pumpkins are a cultivar of squash and are planted in the summer to be available in the fall and winter months. Like most squash, pumpkins have male and female flowers, which rely on bees for pollination in order for the plants to produce fruit. Most...

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