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The Complete Guide To Quinoa

Quinoa

Quinoa is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world. However, despite the wide variety of foods available, many people still stick to the basics. They are doing themselves a disservice because healthier and tastier alternatives may be available. Quinoa may have been relatively unknown before 2013 but the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization put an …

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Kale

Kale

It seems that everyone is talking about the newest “super food”, kale. This leafy vegetable looks like some type of lettuce but experts consider it more like wild cabbage. It comes from the same species that brings us broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and collard greens. What is it about this vegetable in particular that has created such a buzz and why should you consider incorporating it into your regular diet?

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Persimmon

Persimmon Fruit

The persimmon fruit is bright orange in colour and has a shiny and smooth skin. The persimmon tree, also known as "Khaki" tree, belongs to the genus Diospyros in the Ebenaceae family. Originally, persimmons were cultivated in Japan and the northern regions of China. Today, this fruit is also grown in the warm and mild Mediterranean climate and the United States.

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Kamut Or Khorasan Grain?

Kamut Or Khorasan Grain

What is Kamut? Contrary to popular belief, Kamut® is not the name of a grain but rather a registered trademark of a variety of grain called “Khorasan”.  This ancient grain was a staple in ancient Egypt. In 1948, Earl Dedman , an American air pilot stationed in Portugal , received 32 Khorasan wheat berries from a colleague who returned from …

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Chestnut

Chestnuts

The chestnut is a nut that makes its way to your local farmer's market during the late fall and early winter months.  The chestnut tree belongs to the same family as the oak and beech trees. Chestnuts have been a staple in southern Europe, Turkey and Asia for many centuries and are now grown in the United States. Chestnuts have …

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Pomegranate – A Super Food

Pomegranate Super Food

Pomegranate Fruit The pomegranate is a small fruit-bearing tree that originated in distant Persia and Afghanistan. This shrub has been cultivated since ancient times and can now be found in many parts of the world. The tough exterior peel of this fruit hides ruby red seeds (called arils) that have intense flavour and can be used in savory and sweet …

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Amaranth – A Super Food

Amaranth Super Food Flowers

Amaranth is a super nutritious and gluten-free seed and a member of the chenopodiaceae plant family. It was a staple in the diets of the Mayans, Incas and the Aztecs. They used to call amaranth “a gift from the gods”. This herbaceous crop was also cultivated for centuries by small communities in Mexico and the Andes. Amaranth belongs to the …

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Gluten-Free, Organic and Non-GMO Pasta

Gluten Free Organic And Non GMO Pasta

There are so many types of gluten-free pasta out there.  You can find them in any size, shape and color. However, to find gluten-free pasta that is also made of organic and non-gmo flour is another story! Fortunately, we stumbled upon a company that sells just that: Tolerant Foods. We have purchased the black bean rotini and the red lentil …

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