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The Colour Purple

What's the most fashionable colour this growing season? It's purple - at least as far as fruits & vegetables are concerned. All brightly coloured fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants, compounds which play a key role in protecting our bodies against disease. One class, anthocyanins, has been shown to be particularly effective in [...]

By |2021-02-16T12:23:32-05:00February 15th, 2021|Food Facts|2 Comments

A Few Things You May Not Know About Apples

From the poisoned apple in Snow White to the black apple of Tibet, this is a fruit that seems to ooze folklore. Here are a few things I found out about apples in this week's browse of the internet. Had it not been for the bubonic plague Isaac Newton may never have formulated his theory [...]

By |2020-12-01T12:45:55-05:00December 1st, 2020|Food Facts|0 Comments

Is Salt Good For You Or Bad?

Health organizations have been warning about the dangers of salt for a long time, claiming it is linked to a number of health problems such as high blood pressure and heart disease. However, there's plenty of evidence to suggest that salt may not be as bad for us as we have been led to [...]

By |2020-04-20T12:11:25-04:00April 14th, 2020|Food Facts|0 Comments

Food Pairings That Boost Nutrition

Planning a meal should involve more than just considering tastes, because when planning is done correctly, you can significantly increase the nutritional value of your entire diet. This is due in large part to the fact that the nutrients found in the foods we eat do their jobs more efficiently when they interact with other [...]

By |2020-02-12T13:03:12-05:00February 12th, 2020|Food Facts|0 Comments
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