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Produce Spotlight: Murasaki Sweet Potatoes

Submitted by mommyo on Fri, 09/23/2022 - 7:23am

Murasaki sweet potatoes aka Japanese sweet potatoes, are definitely not your average sweet potatoes! Despite their name, they are originally from Louisiana and most commonly grown in California.  They have a distinct nutty, earthy yet sweet flavor with deep purple skin and a creamy white interior. 

Produce Spotlight: Garlic

Submitted by mommyo on Tue, 09/13/2022 - 5:12pm

Garlic is such a common (yet clutch) ingredient, it is often viewed as ordinary. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. It has extraordinary healing properties and is often referred to as “the wonder drug." Garlic has been used for thousands of years as medicine and in the culinary world. It is a member of the allium family and shares many of the healing benefits with its cousins - onions, chives and leeks.


Produce Spotlight: Swiss Chard

Submitted by mommyo on Fri, 09/09/2022 - 7:48am

Swiss chard is colorful dark leafy green (DLG), packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Swiss chard is an excellent source of over 9 vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, K, C, E, magnesium, iron, copper, and potassium. Just one cup offers more than 4x your daily needs of vitamin K (essential for blood clotting) AND almost 4 grams of fiber.  Making swiss chard, an excellent choice to support heart, blood and bone health.


Produce Spolight: Black-Eyed Peas

Submitted by mommyo on Thu, 08/25/2022 - 3:21pm

 I am delighted to announce black-eyed peas are in season! I am absolutely enamored with them (so much so that I wrote a book about them)! There's so much that I would like to share but I will provide the streamlined version.  Black-eyed peas, also referred to as cowpeas, are technically a bean. However, like their name suggests, they share some similarity with peas. The main one being, they are both legumes- which are edible seeds grown inside of a pod (examples include beans, peas, lentils, and edamame).

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