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The humble carrot is not always the highlight of most recipes, but this orange (and sometimes white, yellow or purple) vegetable has a lot to brag about. Carrots are part of the Umbelliferae family along with celery, parsnips, fennel, and anise. These savory vegetables add great flavor to several...
 
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Broccoli used to be a polarizing vegetable. You either loved it or loathed it. Fortunately, more people seem to be in the love broccoli camp, and what’s not to love? This green beauty from the cruciferous cabbage family is chock full of nutrients from beta-carotene to vitamin K. Research...
 

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Grapes are one of those fruits that most people only think of for snacking or serving as an appetizer with a plate of cheese and crackers. But these crisp, juicy jewels have so much more potential! Grapes are a source of pectin, a type of fiber that helps reduce cholesterol. In addition, dark red, purple ... Great grapes!
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There are several beautiful varieties of winter squash, but don’t let the name fool you. “Winter” squash is available year-round and is a seriously versatile vegetable. Squash provides a hefty dose of cancer-fighting beta-carotene as well as potassium, fiber and vitamin C. It’s also low in calories. A 1-cup serving of butternut squash has just ... Squashed
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People use the terms yams and sweet potatoes interchangeably, but they are different vegetables. While they are both starchy “tubers”, yams are not as sweet as sweet potatoes and have rougher skin and flesh. The orange sweet potatoes make a delicious side dish and are good sources of fiber,...