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.
I remember how I would come home from school and open the front door to the warming aroma of pure love. It always seemed that no matter what the ailment, chicken soup was the answer.
Spelt was one of the first grains used for bread. It is not a newfangled, new-age food.
Nutmeg is a popular spice, especially in the fall and winter. It is used in seasonal favorites such as pumpkin spice lattes and eggnog and packs a nutritional punch.
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.
For healthy weight loss, we try to include as many natural substances in our diet that have potential weight loss properties. The spice cinnamon is one such natural weight loss food that can increase insulin performance and reduce blood glucose levels.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is basically just fermented crushed apples. The process of fermentation is a breakdown of the sugars in a food caused by bacteria and yeast. In the first stage of fermentation, the sugars turn to alcohol (wine).
We tend to stuff ourselves on indulgent, calorie-laden holiday meals and treats during this most wonderful time of the year, so why are we encouraging you to snack?
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.
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?