Are fresh veggies always healthier than frozen?

Freezing vegetables preserves vitamins and minerals and makes the vegetables convenient to store, cook and eat all year around. Fruit and vegetable juice is also an example of a healthy processed food -usually. In fact, some orange juice is fortified with calcium to make it even more nutritious. Oatmeal, not breaded frozen fish fillets, canned salmon, frozen berries and 100-percent whole-grain bread are also examples of processed foods that are good for you. When it comes to fresh vs. frozen, fresh, locally grown vegetables are best. However, frozen is a…






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Feel younger with the wonders of grapes

While table, wine, and raisin grapes come from the same family –Vitaceae and genus –Vitis of plant, there are about 60 different species of this plant type, and within these 60 species, there are literally thousands of grape varieties. All types of grapes come in a variety of colors. While green, red, and black are the most commonly consumed color varieties in the U.S., grape colors also include amber/yellow, blue black, crimson, pink, and purple.   While we often think about the Mediterranean as the home for all grapes, this…






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