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Cruciferous vegetables are being researched for their cancer-inhibiting phytochemicals. See an excellent summary from cancer.gov or download a fact sheet from the National Institute of Health. Cruciferous vegetables are a part of the Brassica genus of plants and include these vegetables: Arugula Bok choy Broccoli Brussels sprouts Cabbage Cauliflower...
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 
Food and Health, MyPlate

Remember the Flavor Exploration series from 2014? In that collection, we took an in-depth look at amazing flavor powerhouses, examining their nutrient content, impact on health, history, and culinary uses. Now it's time to do the same thing with MyPlate's subgroups, starting with vegetables.
Food and Health

Plants produce phytochemicals that not only help the plant stay healthy, but also provide health benefits for us. Phytochemicals are closely associated with the color of fruits and vegetables. Lycopene is found in red tomatoes, watermelon, papaya, red grapefruit, and guava. Health Benefits of Lycopene Lycopene can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease by improving ... What Can Red Fruits and Vegetables Do For You?
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A simple research experiment at Warwick’s Rootes Grocery Store found that moving produce nearer to the store’s entrance may have encouraged increased fruit and vegetable consumption, even without overt messaging...


While it may be tempting to toss the stems, leaves or flowers of plants, there's another great use for them... Cook them! In addition to reducing waste, you’ll also be improving the nutritional quality of your diet.