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The Spotlight On… column by Sharon Holand Gelfand highlights a particular type of food, healthy or not. Sharon educates us about the nutritional value of foods to help us make the healthiest choices we can. Read and learn about these foods so you can continue to feed your body the proper energy to achieve a balanced healthy diet.

BenefitsofFennel

Spotlight On: The Truth About Fennel

While fennel looks like an overgrown scallion with many stalks protruding from its white bulb, it is actually a perennial herb but grown as an annual vegetable crop, that has a mild but distinctive licorice / anise flavor.

pumpkin seeds

Spotlight On…Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are flat, dark green seeds that live inside the hollow cavity of pumpkins, a member of the gourd family. The seeds of the jack-o-lantern-type pumpkins are typically found encased in a pale yellow husk, but once cracked open, reveal the green seed inside. However, some varieties of pumpkins do not have this same husk around their seeds.

lentils

Spotlight On…Lentils, Garbanzos, and Peas, Oh My!

There is a category of crops out there that not many people have heard of. They’re called pulses. Let me guess…never heard of them, right? I didn’t think so! Well, pulses are not only good for your health, but they also have significant agricultural benefits. And in case you haven’t guessed by now, lentils, garbanzos, and peas all fall under the pulse category.

Fiber

Spotlight On…Fiber

Surely you’ve been told in your life to eat more fiber in order to stay more “regular”. It’s a pretty well known fact that fiber and intestinal regularity go hand in hand. But do you know why fiber is so good for you?