Posts Tagged "vitamin C"

National Grapefruit Month

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

National Grapefruit Month

When you think of citrus fruits, you probably first think of oranges, not grapefruit, right?  Hence why grapefruit is often considered the forgotten citrus. But, there is nothing that should be forgotten about it!  February is National Grapefruit Month and is the perfect time to learn more about this delectable fruit.   Grapefruit got its name because of the way it grows in clusters on trees, similar to grapes.  They date back to Barbados in the 1700s and were introduced to Florida in...

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Amazing Apricots

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Amazing Apricots

Summer is coming up fast! It feels like just yesterday spring began and now we’re already in the middle of June. So many of the delicious summer fruits have begun to make appearances once again. One of the returning stars of the summer- apricots- has finally reappeared in the supermarkets. These little orange fruits are big on flavor, low in calories, and supply a major nutritional punch.   The Low-Down on the Apricot   Like many other orange-colored fruits, apricots are high in...

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Summertime Salsa

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Summertime Salsa

One of my favorite summertime foods is salsa and the best part is that it is so easy to make! Not only is salsa delicious but it can also be a healthy addition to any meal.   So what exactly are the health benefits of this festive dish? And what are some of my favorite recipes and spins on this classic dip? Lucky for you, I’ll tell you all you need to know about this popular dip for your chips and veggie sticks.   Power Packed Dip   One of the main vitamins found in most salsas...

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I’m Mad for Mandarins

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

I’m Mad for Mandarins

Mandarins, tangerines, satsumas- did you know all of these names are referring to the same citrus fruit many of us have come to know and love? Did you also know that this is the perfect time of year to buy these delicious little orange fruits?   Tangerines are often preferred over the orange because they are easy to peel, sweeter, and smaller in size. Speaking of smaller in size, the clementine, another favorite of adults and kids alike, is actually a hybrid of a tangerine and an orange....

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January Monthly Morsels

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

January Monthly Morsels

January is the first full month of winter. With a new season comes a new selection of vegetables that are at their peak ripeness for consumption. This winter, play around with one of the most interesting and dynamic vegetable around, the artichoke. Artichokes have history dating all the way back to the time of the Greek and Roman empires. However, it was the Dutch who brought this vegetable to England. In the 19th century, the French brought the artichoke plant to Louisiana during the...

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