How to choose the best apple

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The most colorful apples are the ones that have been exposed to the greatest amount of sunlight and therefore contain more phytochemicals that benefit your health (Robinson, 2013). In her recent book Eating on the Wild Side Jo Robbins talks about how apple trees are trimmed so that more of the fruit is exposed to sunlight …

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What’s in a Label? Confusion

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So, while the labels placed on foods should be helping us to make better choices, sometimes they offer contradictory statements that are open to interpretation. I live in the Washington DC area where we have a number of grocery stores that feature health foods. Yes Organic Market, My Organic Market, the Tacoma Park-Silver Spring Coop, …

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What’s in a Label?: Organic Standards

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The organic label may help you to choose one product over another – but there are at least 4 tiers involved in organic labeling. Food manufacturers can use 100% Organic label if: the product contains 100% organically produced ingredients; any added water and salt are ingredients that cannot be identified as organic. If 100% organic, …

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Do you know what you are eating?

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I continue to explore this question because everywhere you look there are claims being made “eat this, it’s healthy,” “it’s good for you,” “it’s all natural…” Thanks to the Cornucopia Institute and a new report due out tomorrow – you might have available at the click of a mouse more information about the contents of …

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