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Flax seed oil has been a new craze lately which is made from flax seed (or linseed). The seeds come from flax, which is an annual plant with blue flowers. The plant has fruit pods which contain the seeds, which are glossy and smooth. Flax is grown for oil seeds or for fiber, due to the healt…

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Apricots are a medium, round fruit, similar to peaches and nectarines. The fruit has one large, hard seed in the middle and the rest of it is edible. Apricot plants are very pretty and unique, growing pink and white flowers in the spring. Apricots are healthy, low in calories and full of ant…

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Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits. They are delicious and one of the most popular berries. These berries are a cone shape with small leaves on the top. They are fairly small but full of good stuff. This fruit is super good for you, with few calories but lots of nutrients, minerals a…

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From cantaloupe to watermelon, the summer varieties are delicious and versatile. Melons are typically sweet and refreshing. They are also good for you: high in vitamins and with fiber and nutrients. Yesterday we shared a recipe for melon gazpacho, which is a perfect way to use your favorite …

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If you are a fresh fruit fan, this could be the time for you to start your own strawberry plants. These fruits are fairly small but full of good stuff. Strawberries have few calories but lots of nutrients, minerals and vitamins. They also have health benefits and fight cancer, aging, neurolo…

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From cantaloupe to watermelon, the summer varieties are delicious and versatile. Melons are typically sweet and refreshing. They are also good for you: high in vitamins and with fiber and nutrients. Yesterday we shared a recipe for melon gazpacho, which is a perfect way to use your favorite …

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If you are a fresh fruit fan, this could be the time for you to start your own strawberry plants. These fruits are fairly small but full of good stuff. Strawberries have few calories but lots of nutrients, minerals and vitamins. They also have health benefits and fight cancer, aging, neurolo…

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Honey, the nectar of bees, isn't reaching its full potential on its own. It can be an awesome addition to lots of recipes. Even a peanut butter sandwich can be better with honey. Just imagine how good you can make your pork, chicken, or even your desserts! Some people use it as a preferred s…

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Lentils are a staple among vegetarians, but they are growing in popularity for all healthy eaters out there. This bean can vary in size and color, from green to brown to orange. Before they are cooked, they are small, firm and dry. You can only purchase lentils dried, not raw. Once they are …

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Kale is super popular right now so we wanted to look into why. And we found out a lot of reasons. Kale is very inexpensive. It is healthy. And it is delicious. It is grown all over and is popular for it's green leaves. It belongs to the cabbage family, as a leafy green. It is also related to…

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Cardamom is a seed pod which is popular for medicinal uses as well as in the culinary world. The spice is from a plant which grows many pods. The pods house black seeds which are used in flavoring food and drink. For health purposes, cardamom can be used as an antiseptic, a diuretic, a stimu…

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Macadamia nuts are popular in cookies, but this sweet nut is so much more versatile. The Macadamia nut is native to rainforests of Australia, but is grown all over the world. The nut is harvested from Macadamia trees, where it is grown in a shell. The nut or kernel is edible and white, with …

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Fennel is a less-used vegetable, but its sweet flavor makes it a delicious addition to many recipes. The fennel bulb is the edible part, and is in the same family as dill, cumin and carrots. The bulb grows in cool seasons and is usually about 3 to 5 inches. The plant itself can grow up to 2 …

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Dill weed is an herb with leaves and seeds used in culinary seasoning. It is a member of the same family as cumin, parsley and fennel. It has dark green sprigs, which are known as dill and seeds, similar to caraway seeds. The seeds are light brown and have a strong smell. Dill weed has a var…