TIP OF THE DAY: The Dirty Dozen, 2019

[1] Top on the list of pesticide-laden produce: strawberries (photo courtesy In Harvest). [2] Popeye beware: Spinach is #2 (photo Stephen Ausmus | USDA Agricultural Research Service). [3] In addition to nutrition, kale is laden with pesticides (photo courtesy National Kale Day).   Your fresh produce may not be as innocently good for you as…
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FOOD FUN: Go Bananas

These healthful snacks—bananas, peanut butter and a second fruit—have so much pizzazz that we think they can go right to the dessert plate. You can use any flavor of peanut butter (check out these flavors from PB & Co.—dark or white chocolate, honey, pumpkin spice). If you’re not a PB or other nut butter fan,…
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FOOD 101: The History Of Peanuts For National Peanut Day

September 13th is National Peanut Day. January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day, and PB&J lovers can look forward to April 2nd. A bit of history about the peanut, also known as a groundnut and goober. First, it isn’t a nut, but a legume. The difference: A legume is a pod with multiple seeds. A…
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