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(Citrullus Lanatus) Looking for a way to quench your thirst on a hot summer day? Watermelon is the healthiest way to do so. Unlike most fruits, watermelon has a high water content – about 92 percent. So it’s no coincidence that this juicy fruit was named watermelon.   Part of the Cucurbitaceae family, watermelon is… Continue Reading

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee issued its Report earlier this week, providing updated dietary recommendations for Americans.  Upon their review, the Secretaries from the Department of Agriculture (USDA ) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will issue its final version, Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, due for release later this year.   Since… Continue Reading

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(Foeniculum vulgare) Looking to add a refreshing flavor or crunch to a salad? Fennel is a tasty antioxidant-filled vegetable that can be paired with any fish meal or salad. Also known as finocchio, fennel is a light, crunchy vegetable similar celery, with a taste reminiscent of licorice. Fennel belongs to the Umbellifereae family and is… Continue Reading