Food Facts

Cook With Avocado: Nutrition, Tips, & Silly Food Facts

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Did you know that avocados are a fruit (not a vegetable)? Botanically, it’s a large berry containing a single large seed. They were once considered to be a luxury food and were only enjoyed by royalty. The conquistadors used avocado pits to make ink. Here’s a fun way you can do this yourself! Just make sure you get adult permission first.

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Cook With Ginger: Nutrition, Tips, & Silly Food Facts

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Did you know that ginger’s scientific name is “Zingiber Officinale”? Or that it’s native to southeast Asia? It can be used fresh, dried and powdered, as a juice, or as oil. And although it’s known as a spice, it’s actually an herb! Our personal favorite ginger fact is that Queen Elizabeth I of England is responsible for the invention of the first gingerbread man! 

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Cook With Raspberries: Nutrition, Tips & Silly Food Facts

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Do you know the difference between raspberries and blackberries? It’s not the color, like you might think. Raspberries can be red, gold, purple, and even black! Here’s the answer: raspberries have a hollow core while blackberries do not. In the United States, 90% of all raspberries are grown in the Pacific Coast states of California, Oregon, and Washington. So if you’re visiting or live in one of these places, you might notice your raspberries are extra fresh!

Why Our Bodies Love Them

Raspberries have tons of fiber. With 17 grams per cup, that’s more fiber per calorie than any other fruit! They’re also a rich source of vitamin C and manganese (which plays an important role in converting nutrients into energy for our bodies). Raspberries have a high antioxidant content, and their leaves can be used in herbal and medicinal teas.

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