Posts Tagged "phytonutrients"

Eat the Colors of a Rainbow – in a Salad!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Eat the Colors of a Rainbow – in a Salad!

It’s National Salad Week! To me there’s no better way to get in my veggies than in a salad. Salads need not be boring iceberg lettuce and a couple of cucumber slices anymore. There are many different ways you can prepare a salad. It makes a great side or main dish and is refreshing, light fare during the summer’s heat.   Have you heard the expression “eat the rainbow?” It’s referring to the range of colors fruits and vegetables come in. Plants contain...

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October Monthly Morsels

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

October Monthly Morsels

An Apple a Day May Really Keep the Doctor Away! By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern   Most of us take them for granted, but there is really nothing more satisfying than biting into the crispy sweetness of an apple. With the month of October upon us, what better way to celebrate the month of apples, than by learning more about their health benefits, as well as some fun facts that you may not know.   Grown commercially in 32 states, an average of 240 million bushels of apples are...

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July Monthly Morsels

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

July Monthly Morsels

Eggplant’s Excellence By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern There’s no mistaking those shiny purple oblong shaped veggies for anything else besides eggplant! Eggplant, or aubergine, as it is referred to by our friends “across the pond, is extremely in season during July through October. Because of its meaty texture, it is often used as a vegetarian substitute, or even just as a way to fill up any meal. Because of their mild and slightly bitter taste, eggplants are extremely...

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A Juicy Bite at Health

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

A Juicy Bite at Health

Strawberries are among the most eaten fresh fruits enjoyed in the United States, so it is no wonder why today, February 27, is National Strawberry Day. While strawberries are available for fresh picking across the country, most of the strawberries you will buy from a grocery store will be from California or Florida due to their warm climates. This means that strawberries are available in stores throughout the whole year, although peak season runs April through June. Depending where you live,...

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Get Creative with Apricots

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Get Creative with Apricots

Let’s talk about why we love apricots in honor of National Apricot Day. Not only apricots are full of health benefits, they can be sweet or tart in flavor for use in many ways.   Not to be confused with their relative, the peach, apricots are yellow or orange skinned stone fruits with a sweet to tart taste. The fruit can have a short fuzz or smooth skin and are typically more firm and grainy in texture compared to peaches.   These small fruits have roots traced back to Asia and are...

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