Posts Tagged "vitamin C"

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Candied Citrus Peel

Candied Citrus Peel

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Winter is the season for citrus. In efforts to ward off the common cold, we all turn to citrus fruits loaded with vitamin C. But don’t be so quick to throw away the peel after you are done eating an orange or squeezing a lemon or lime into your favorite recipe. Use the peel in this fun candy recipe to make a sweet winter treat! This guilt-free candy won’t spoil your New Year’s...

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Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries

Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries

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After a crazy week and an extremely delayed flight last night, I finally made it back to Omaha, NE to visit my family for the holiday weekend. We started off the morning with a trip to the Benson Farmers Market, where I had my first shot of fresh wheatgrass juice and a taste of sunflower sprouts! The wheatgrass had a sweet honey after-taste, which was a pleasant surprise! Click here for more...

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin C 00

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin C

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin C

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February is the month for vitamin C! What is Vitamin C? Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is our very first vitamin of the month that is a water-soluble vitamin! Up until now, we have only discussed fat-soluble vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins are found in the watery compartments of foods and fat-soluble vitamins are found in the fats and oils of foods. Upon absorption, water-soluble...

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What is Jicama?

What is Jicama?

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This weekend I tried my very first Jicama! Jicama is a tuberous root native to Mexico and South America. It sort of resembles a turnip in appearance. The outside has a tough brown skin while the inside is crisp and white. The starchy texture is similar to that of a raw potato, but the flavor is sweet like an apple or pear. Jicama is about 90% water and is high in vitamin C. Jicama is usually...

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Purple Bell Peppers!

Purple Bell Peppers!

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I recently got my hands on some purple peppers from Whole Foods! I had never seen these before, they are totally new to me! From what I have read, they have green flesh on the inside and taste bitter and earthy like green bell peppers. Purple peppers are harvested before they mature into green peppers. And the green ones eventually ripen into red peppers! So depending on when you harvest a bell...

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The Importance of Antioxidants

The Importance of Antioxidants

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Today we are always hearing talk about antioxidants and how we should eat this or drink that becaues it is full of antioxidants that can save us. But what exactly is an antioxidant? Don’t think you can’t know what an antioxidant is just because you hate science. Eat Chic will fill you in with this quick and dirty explanation. When oxygen reacts with certain compounds it produces free...