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The Nutrition Nosh

Susan Glassman, Extension Educator, shares Nutrition and Wellness information and recipes to make life healthier!
Seasonal Foods

Enjoy Pesto This Summer!

Typically, we do not cook with fresh herbs as we would spinach or kale. But, just like any other leafy green, herbs increase the nutrition density of our daily diet. Pesto includes healthy, leafy greens, usually basil. Leafy greens contain vitamins A, C, K and have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities. Fresh herbs like basil also add delicious flavors to meals and allow for the use...

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Garden fresh green beans are in season!


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How do you prepare artichokes, they're in season!

Have you noticed artichokes in the produce section at the store? Well, most artichokes come from California and they are in season in July. Artichokes are the official vegetable of California and a member of the thistle family. The part we eat, the artichoke heart, is the bud of the plant. With fresh in season artichokes, the bud is a beautiful purplish-blue color located at the bottom of the b...

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What foods will you find at local farmers markets in July?

Remember, when you shop at a farmers market, you are purchasing what is in season right here in the Midwest. Buying in season provides peak seasonal freshness...

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