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Mission: Nutrition

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Poppin' Whole Grains

Posted by Lisa Peterson -

January 19th marks National Popcorn Day! Popcorn, the only corn product that pops, is a nationwide movie snack staple. Americans consume 18 billion quarts of popcorn a year and is officially the state snack of Illinois. Popcorn is an inexpensive, savory snack prepared with minimal effort and an easy way to consume whole grains. Three cups of popcorn equals one serving o...

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Hand over the Hummus!

Guacamole and Hummus are two of the most popular dips in the United States. Guacamole's base is avocadoes, but what about hummus? The word hummus is an Arabic word, translating to chickpeas. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are small, round, tan legumes. The main ingredients in a traditional hummus recipe include: chickpeas, sesame (tahini), garlic, olive oil, and lemon. The origin of h...

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