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Hemp Seeds Food Talk Friday

Hemp Seeds Food Talk Friday

What are Hemp Seeds? Hemp seeds or hemp hearts are small seeds from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa, the same species as marijuana. Before you start freaking out, this is NOT the same as marijuana. Hemp seeds contain trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana that causes individuals to get high (1). However, we’re talking […]

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Chia Seeds Food Talk Friday

Chia Seeds or Chia Pets Do you remember the catchy commercial jingle that always comes around during Christmas time? “Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!” Did you know that chia seeds are more than just a way to create fun shaped pets? They are also hearty in nutritious value! You have probably seen the words “chia seeds” and “superfood” come […]

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Quinoa Food Talk Friday

Quinoa Food Talk Friday

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about quinoa in the last few years. It has become a VERY trendy grain. In 2015 restaurants were giving away money to people who named their children Quinoa. You have to admit the name is pretty cool KEEN-wah, not kwin-OH-a or if you’re my grandma Qui-no-nah. Though the […]

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5 Best Tools On a Nutrition Label

Reading a nutrition label can be overwhelming especially if you’re unsure of what to look for. Using the nutrition label and the ingredient list can help you decode products. Each line and number on the label mean something helpful. Nutrition labels can be confusing to understand, but they don’t have to be. To make it simpler and easier I’ve […]

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Kiwi Food Talk Friday

KIWI VS KIWIFRUIT? Kiwifruit (a.k.a kiwi) is a fruit that originated in the valleys of China, where it went by the name Chinese Gooseberry. It wasn’t until 1904 that these “berries” came to the US. They were around for quite a while with no excitement, until 1962 when California imported kiwifruits to the US. It was […]

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