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11 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

11 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Before you prepare your pumpkin as a dinner, dessert or decoration remember to save the seeds. If you just compost and scoop out your pumpkin or squash seeds you might be throwing out a heap of healthy nutrients and their inherent plant based benefits. Nutrients and vitamins Pumpkin seeds are either an excellent or very […]

14 Reasons You Should Start Eating Cucumber

14 Reasons You Should Start Eating Cucumber

Cucumbers are number four most cultivated vegetable in the world and known to be one of the best foods for your overall health, often referred to as a super food. Pick a handful of firm, dark green cucumbers and drop them into your shopping cart. Congratulations! You have just bought yourself stuff full of good […]

Cardinal Punch Recipe With Frozen Juice Concentrate

Cardinal Punch Recipe With Frozen Juice Concentrate

CARDINAL PUNCH (an excellent non-alcoholic punch) 1 pint orange juice 1 quart cranberry juice 2 lemons squeezed -or- 2 ozs. lemon juice 4 quarts ginger ale Combine juices with ice and chill. Pour into a punch bowl over a block of ice. Add ginger ale. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Serves 44 in punch […]

Honey Tangerines Bring Zest To Winter Months

Honey Tangerines Bring Zest To Winter Months

Honey Tangerines bring zest and to the winter months with their bright aroma, cheery color and succulent taste. The late harvesting Mercot variety extends the season into March. They do not store as well as do oranges so they should be used quickly. Their fragile skins make them an easy fruit for children to peel […]

More Mango Fruit Is Eaten Fresh Than Any Other Fruit

More Mango Fruit Is Eaten Fresh Than Any Other Fruit

The Himalayas are the origin of the mango, where some of the original wild mango trees still grow. Their fruit is small, bitter and tough, making them unsuitable to eat. The history of mango cultivation goes back for 4,000 years. The 60 foot high mango tree is evergreen. Mangos are a sub-tropical fruit, requiring a […]

CRANBERRIES

CRANBERRIES

The large, plump, cranberries, along with blue berries and Concord grapes, are native to America. Native Americans used a mixture of crushed cranberries, ground venison, and fat, called pemmican, as a survival food. Benzoic acid in the cranberry acts as a preservative to the meat. Cranberries are sometimes called ‘bear berries’ because the bears are […]

Honeydew Melons Are Healthy

Honeydew Melons Are Healthy

Honeydew melons are very ancient in origin. They have a pale yellow to white skin and have a pale green to green flesh. They are available all year round but are at their best in January and February. It is not certain where honeydew melons originated, but it was somewhere in the East near Persia. […]

Bananas

Bananas

Bananas were introduced to the United states at the 1904 World Fair in St. Louis. Since that time, bananas have become a staple in the American diet, outselling any other fruit. The banana tree is a typically fast growing tropical plant. The fruit is harvested green. A sharp knife on a long pole is used […]

Why Fructose Sugar Is Better Than White Sugar!

Why Fructose Sugar Is Better Than White Sugar!

Almost all foods contain natural fructose sugar Of all the questions we answer on a daily basis, the one we hear most often is, “Why do so many of Natural Ovens’ products contain fructose?” Simply put, most of the foods you consume were not designed for your optimal benefit, such as being alert and focused, […]

Nutritional Facts About Sweet Apples

Nutritional Facts About Sweet Apples

Sweet apple history We owe a debt of gratitude to the ancient Roman horticulturists. Without their efforts, the apple would still be a virtually inedible wild fruit. During the 7th century BC, apples were so rare and expensive that newlyweds were required to share one apple on their wedding night. Sweet apple varieties The quest […]