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2013-09-10 08:32:42

Schools Across Minnesota Celebrate Local, Healthy Eating ST. CLOUD, Minn., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Backpacks, school buses and smiles on eager student faces ... all signs that school is underway again in Minnesota. An important part of making sure students are ready to learn includes nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks provided by school nutrition programs across the state. September is Farm to School Month in Minnesota. Farm to School is a nationwide...

Public Outcry Forces Food Manufacturers To Seek Natural Coloring Agents
2013-09-09 12:29:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Until a public outcry rose up against the practice, Starbucks had been using a food coloring derived from beetles to give its strawberry Frappucinos their rosy red color. While insect-derived colorings are standard practice in the food industry, new research being presented at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Indianapolis suggests that alternative colorings from purple sweet potatoes...

2013-09-04 23:28:31

Over the past five years, the Global Fruit and Vegetables Processing industry experienced slight revenue growth thanks to increased demand for convenient prepared meals, growing health and nutrition awareness, increased significance of branding and greater competition from private labels. These trends are anticipated to continue over the next five years, and for these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Global Fruit and Vegetables Processing industry to...

People Consume Fruits, Vegetables More Often When They Have Easy Access To Them
2013-09-04 07:56:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Access to adequate fruits and vegetables is problematic in low-income communities because of limited access to supermarkets and farmers' markets. Community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs may be a feasible approach for providing fresh fruits and vegetables to under-resourced communities, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. CSAs link consumers to a local farm’s produce over a growing season....

2013-08-29 23:24:05

Investment and business guidance from Novotorium will help Veg-e Systems provide local communities with fresh food year-round, according to Stuart Segal. Langhorne, PA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Veg-e Systems, a Doylestown, Pennsylvania based startup, is growing fresh healthy greens to supply the local market year-round, backed with funding and business guidance from business incubator Novotorium, according to Stuart Segal, managing director of Novotorium. "With Novotorium’s focus on...

2013-08-22 20:21:57

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent Health, located in Buffalo, N.Y., is the first health plan in New York State to introduce a nutrition benefit as part of its health coverage that provides members with the opportunity to receive money-back rewards for buying fresh fruits and vegetables. The benefit will be available beginning January 1, 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130822/NY68450LOGO) Details on the nutrition benefit: -- Members will earn $1...

2013-08-20 23:28:55

The abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs can be overwhelming in late summer. Carol Fenster— author of 10 gluten-free cookbooks and President/Founder of Savory Palate, LLC— offers practical tips to make the most of summer’s bounty by eating some and then preserving the rest for delicious dining throughout the year. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 The abundance of locally-grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs can be overwhelming in late summer. Carol Fenster, author of 10...

2013-08-13 23:04:32

Brothers International Food Corporation, a leading provider of freeze-dried fruit snacks, launches a new line of freeze-dried fruits and vegetables designed for easy food storage and convenience. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Brothers-All-Natural Fruit Crisps have been a popular healthy snack among children and adults for several years. They are available in eleven fruit varieties with the choice of various Disney packaging for the little ones. Each snack-sized pouch is packaged...

2013-08-08 23:23:33

Gluten-free cooking expert, Carol Fenster, author of 10 gluten-free cookbooks—including 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes and the President/Founder of Savory Palate, LLC—offers tips for getting kids to eat more vegetables. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 “Many families are trying to eat more vegetables these days,” says Carol Fenster, author of 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes. “But getting the kids to eat their vegetables can be challenging, so here are some tips to make vegetables more...

2013-08-02 08:23:34

Birds Eye Sponsored Event Fuels Health Eating Fun for Military Families VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ninety percent of kids don't eat the recommended amount of veggies each day and summer is an ideal time to try a new and more playful approach. On Friday, August 2(nd), Birds Eye Vegetables is inviting families stationed at Oceana Naval Base to "play with their veggies" and help kids eat healthier as part of its national summer-long campaign to encourage kids to...


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Leaf vegetables
2013-08-21 09:03:22

Leaf vegetables are leaves from various plants that are edible with some leaves having tender shoots, such as beet greens, attached. Leaf vegetables are very high in nutrition and may be used in various culinary dishes. While there are over a thousand species of leaf vegetables, they generally come from plants that are short-lived such as lettuce and spinach. Leaf vegetables are high in vitamin K which is caused from the photosynthesis that takes place during the growing phase. Anyone on...

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