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Pumpkin The pumpkin is a grand fruit that is considered a vegetable in the kitchen. They are commonly orange, yellow or green in color and can range in size from a small one that can fit in your hand to a giant the size of 10 men. Pumpkin is a great source of beta-carotene and plays a role in regulating blood sugar. All over the world, from India to Australia, pumpkin is used in cooking for its subtle sweetness.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 17:31:25

Vitamin A Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is stored by your body until needed. It is found in high fat animal product, a better source is vegetables. Vitamin A is vital for healthy skin and vision and helps protect you against some forms of cancer and heart disease.
Posted on: 2012-04-25 13:13:58

Carrot Carrot is a sweet root vegetable, usually orange in color with a huge popularity. Carrot is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. It are versatile in the kitchen, cooked or raw, from roasts and stews to sandwiches and cakes. One of the greats!
Posted on: 2012-04-25 11:35:24

Milk Milk is the white liquid produced by mammals as the natural food for their infants. Humans, of all ages, use milk from other mammals to drink or to transform in another product such as cheese, yogurt or cream. Milk is rich in protein, calcium and many vitamins and other minerals, helping build strong bones.
Posted on: 2012-04-19 13:42:53

Selenium Selenium is an essential trace mineral that acts as a powerful antioxidant protecting you against cancer and other diseases caused by free radicals. Selenium is vital to your body in small amounts but toxic if too much is taken. It is found in the soil, then in some plants and animals. The selenium in food is destroyed by refining and processing therefore it is best to eat organic whole food with its selenium intact
Posted on: 2012-04-25 13:52:56

Black Bean The black bean is a legume that originates from Mexico and is one of the most favored beans in much of Latin America. It is a meaty textured bean with a flavor reminiscent of mushroom. Black beans are rich in nutrients and fiber and great cooked in chilies and soups.
Posted on: 2012-04-23 12:12:37

Potato The potato is a tuber vegetable that is among the most nourishing of foods when eaten with its skin, high in vitamins, other nutrients and fiber. Potato has a rich and creamy texture with a neutral sweet taste that makes them a great compliment to many dishes.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 17:44:12

Sunflower Seeds Sunflower seed is a great snack food with a mild nutty flavor, that come ready to eat from the beautiful yellow sunflower. They are rich in vital nutrients that help you body stay healthy. Sunflower seed is one part of the LSA nut and seed mix that is a great addition to your everyday breakfast, baking and cooking.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 16:34:08

Rye The grain rye is a member of the wheat family. It has a richer taste than oats or must other cereal grains.
Posted on: 2012-04-18 13:23:17

Buckwheat Buckwheat, often considered a grain in the kitchen, is actually a fruit seed. It is a good source of fiber with a high quality protein and a good source of other nutrients. Buckwheat is a good alternative to rice and can be made into porridge or sprouted and uses as a vegetable green.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 15:45:39