Topic: Health & Wellness


Snacking Trends

Snacking Trends in America Post-Pandemic

In more ways than can perhaps be counted, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Americans to change the ways they operate on a day-to-day basis. Some of the biggest trends and changes in the realm of how and what we eat are related to snack foods.

Jalapeno Peppers

About Jalapeño Peppers

The mighty jalapeño is one of the most popular peppers in the world. Known for being spicy, it’s actually more mild than many other chile peppers. Here, learn more about jalapeños, how they can be used, and their health benefits.

Heat Sterilization

Heat Sterilization for Food Safety

Steam sterilization has long been used to clean surgical equipment, but it turns out the process that keeps scalpels clean can also help keep your salad bacteria-free. Alongside infrared heat treatment, both options can help prevent food-borne pathogens from making it to the table.

Basil Nutrition

Sweet and Holy: The Benefits of Basil

Basil leaves certainly have their place as a garnish in many different global cuisines. You might not have considered it, but beyond their popularity in Italian, Greek, and Thai food, these flavorful leaves can add nutritional value to your dishes as well.

Dehydrated Foods Rev

Dried and Delicious: The Health Benefits of Dehydrated Foods

Even if you never leave the comforts of town, dried vegetables and fruit are in many of the foods you eat, and they can be extremely good for you. With nearly the same nutritional value as fresh food, a longer shelf life, and a lower price tag, dried fruits and veggies could be just the ticket to helping increase the nutritional content of a host of dishes.

Nutritional Benefits of Mushrooms

Healthy Picks: The Nutritional Benefits of Mushrooms

The nutritional value of mushrooms solidly puts these fungi in the superfood category with near-infinite potential to be included in soups, stir-fries, or side dishes. Packed with dietary fiber, antioxidants, B vitamins, hard-to-find minerals such as magnesium and selenium, mushrooms have health benefits to offer in everything from supporting your immune system to helping prevent cardiovascular disease.

Kale Powder Benefits

Super Powder: The Health Benefits of Kale

To be fair, buying kale to add into your diet isn’t a popular choice for many people. But the health benefits are well documented—with lower levels of heart disease, lower cholesterol, improved blood sugar, lower blood pressure, and lower risk of certain types of cancer all on the list of advantages of eating kale.

Getting to Know White Asparagus

Spargel! Getting to Know White Asparagus

Though it is related to the green asparagus we are all familiar with in the United States, white asparagus lacks the bright green color we associate with these thin, fibrous stalks. You might not find the white variety in your local farmers market here in the States, but this European delicacy is growing increasingly popular in America.

Cabbage Benefits for Health

Cabbage vs. Cancer: The Health Benefits of Cabbage

Savoy cabbage, white cabbage and red cabbage are three of the main varieties of what is known as a “cruciferous vegetable;” others include kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. Despite some of these vegetables being less popular, they are some of the healthiest plants you can eat.

Celeriac Explained

The Root of the Matter: Celeriac Explained

Though we all know the green stalks of celery, not as many of us are familiar with celeriac, or celery root. While celeriac (apium graveolens) may not make an appearance as often as celery stalks, the healthy, knobby root of this common vegetable can be an extremely nutritious and flavorful component of many dishes.

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