Posts Tagged "vitamin C"

January Monthly Morsels

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

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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Changing Leaves, Warm Boots, and Apples Galore

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Happy October everyone! October is one my favorite months- cooler weather, changing leaves, autumn clothing, and apple picking! As I was speaking with my interns about how I love this time of year, Kimberly shared how her favorite family tradition is their annual trip out east to go apple picking. Her family always make it a challenge to see who can find the best apple. She usually makes it her mission to find the apple with the best shape, color, and size. With all the apples in season this...

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Vitamin C: More than Just Your Average Vitamin

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Ascorbic acid is everywhere. It’s in your food, it’s in your pharmacy and you quite possibly might even be taking it as a supplement. That’s because ascorbic acid is better known as vitamin C, one of the most commonly consumed vitamins around. Deficiencies in vitamin C are uncommon in western culture- but back in the day, vitamin C was the primary cause of a disease called scurvy. It caused dried up mucous membranes and fevers. When scientists discovered that fruits with high vitamin C...

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Life’s A Peach

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

I bet you’ve all been wondering what the food of the month is for August. I’ll give you a hint- it’s round, orange-pink, and has some fuzz. If you guessed peach, then you’re right!   Peachy Keen   I happen to love peaches! I would definitely place them among my top 3 favorite fruits. One of my favorite things that I have discovered over the years about peaches is that there are so many varieties! We all think of peaches with an orange interior and a peachy-colored exterior but did...

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Don’t Judge a Fruit by its Size! It’s National Blueberry Month

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

July is National Blueberry Month! These fruits may be small in size, but they are packed with nutrients and have great amounts of potential health benefits.   To start off, blueberries have been around for hundreds of years, dating back to before the British settled in North America. The Native American tribes harvested them and referred to them as “star berries” because at the bottom of each berry is, what resembles, a star shape! The Native Americans relied on blueberries for many...

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