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What Vegetables Are Good for Dogs

The Best Vegetables Dogs Can Eat

For many dog owners, their dogs aren’t just pets: they’re members of the family. As more human food incorporates both fresh and dry plant-based ingredients and more people adopt vegetarian or vegan lifestyles, it’s natural that they’re interested in those options for their dogs, too. But not all vegetables are ideally suited for a dog’s diet, and it takes a little research to pick the best vegetables for dogs.

Cucumber Benefits

What Are the Health Benefits of Cucumbers?

The cucumber is an incredibly versatile vegetable that is perhaps best known for being used in the making of dill pickles, but it is also a popular ingredient in salads, salad dressings, relish, soups, stews, and ready meals. It’s even used frequently in beauty products and spa treatments. But beyond its many uses and its crisp, fresh flavor, the cucumber is also loaded with vitamins and minerals that make it a healthy addition to any diet.

Cauliflower Nutrition Facts

Cauliflower: Healthy and Delicious

From chefs to vegans to low-carb enthusiasts, cauliflower has soared in popularity in recent years. It can be prepared in countless ways, and it is also a valuable ingredient in a wide range of food production applications. Yet while it is a delicious and versatile vegetable, it also provides many nutrients that are linked to many different health benefits.

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2023 Pet Food Trends

For most people, their pets are their fur babies who are treated as full-fledged members of the family. This has been true for a long time, but it continues to find new expression in the foods people buy for their pets. Here, some of the pet food trends to look for in 2023.

Human Food Trends 2023

2023 Food Trends: Good for the Budget, Good for the Planet

America enters 2023 at a unique juncture, when influences and events in the larger world are having a new impact on culture, the economy, travel, and food. From ready-to-eat meals and plant-based products to new flavors inspired by cultures around the globe, here are some of the trends to expect from the food industry in the coming year.

Fall Crop Report 2022

Fall Crop Yields and Update on Market Pressures

With the summer and fall crop cycle almost complete, we report on production of carrots, bell peppers, and more. Also, an update on various market conditions—including inflation and freight—and what's ahead for 2023.

Benefits of Tomato Soup

What Are the Health Benefits of Tomato Soup?

A hot bowl of tomato seems perfect during the cold winter or damp spring months, but did you know that tomato soup also has a ton of nutritional value? Here, learn about the many health benefits of tomatoes.

Oregano Spice Benefits

Oregano: Flavorful and Healthy

Oregano is a versatile herb that brings an aromatic warmth to any dish it is added to. But beyond the interesting flavor profile of oregano, it also contains a variety of nutrients that are known to provide numerous health benefits.

Lemon Peel Benefits

Beyond the Juice: Benefits of Lemon Peel

Lemons are useful in countless culinary and household applications, but their value doesn’t stop at the juice. Lemon peel is a surprisingly nutrient-dense ingredient that can be added to many different kinds of food. Here, more about lemon peel and its many health benefits.

Finished Good Processing

What Are Finished Goods and How Are They Processed?

What are finished goods? How do they fit into the food production process? Read to learn more about how a premium provider of dried ingredients like Silva ensures quality and safety through a state-of-the-art production process.