Are you a sweets lover? If so, you can feel good about indulging in cherries to satisfy your sweet tooth... while boosting your health at the same time. Fight Free Radicals and Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Cherries High in antioxidants and unbelievably low on the glycemic index, cherries come in many varieties and range in flavor from sweet to sour. These compact, juicy morsels are packed … [Read more...]


Strawberries are the most popular American berry with over seventy varieties of this nutrient-rich food in existence. The succulent berry you enjoy today is the result of several centuries of crossbreeding of North America's native and a Chilean variety. If you're a strawberry lover, try European Alpine strawberries — the diminutive, potently sweet wild strawberries of France also known as … [Read more...]

Acai, açaí

Have you heard of acai? Pronounced ah-sigh-ee, these clusters of round, dark purple-to-black, berry-shaped fruits are a powerful superfood that are packed with antioxidants and a great addition to your healthy diet. Acai are harvested to make juice, herbal supplements and other products. The inner core of the thin trunk of the açaí tree is well-known as the source of hearts of palm. Açaí is … [Read more...]


Raspberries are an epicurean delight that make a wonderful addition to salads, smoothies, muffins and healthy desserts and more. But these beautiful berries don't just taste great. They're nutritional powerhouses, as well. Raspberries: Fight Cancer Big Antioxidant Protection and Health Benefits In fact, research shows that raspberries may have 10 times more antioxidants than tomatoes or … [Read more...]

Goji berries

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Rhubarb is a member of the buckwheat family with stalks up to 2 feet long. Rhubarb's stalks are the only edible portion of the plant — the leaves contain oxalic acid and can be toxic. While rhubarb is generally considered a fruit, botanically it's a vegetable. Many varieties of rhubarb exist, most of which fall into two basic types — hothouse and field grown. Rhubarb has intensley tart … [Read more...]

Lemon Peel

Lemon peel, or lemon zest, is the aromatic outermost skin layer of the lemon which adds bright, crisp flavor to a wide variety of dishes. The zest can be removed with a citrus zester, a vegetable peeler or a paring knife. Keep in mind, only the colored portion of the skin is considered the zest - the white pith will add a bitter, not tangy, flavor. Because lemon zest is made with the … [Read more...]


Blackberries, also known as brambles, are the largest of the wild berries. With their deep, purple-black color, these berries are loaded with powerful antioxidants including anthocyanins and are also high in fiber and vitamin C. Estimated Glycemic Load=4 Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=5,347 … [Read more...]


Pineapples are a tropical fruit and a native to South America. Brought to Hawaii in the 1700s, the pineapple has long been recognized as a symbol of hospitality. Three varieties are commonly available and include Smooth Cayenne, Red Spanish and Sugar Loaf. Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and also contain the enzyme bromelain. Glycemic Index=59 Glycemic … [Read more...]

Lime Juice

Lime juice is similar in nutritional content lemon juice. High in vitamin C, these limes helped British sailors ("limeys") to escape scurvy. Grown primarily in Florida and the Southwest, lime juice enhances the flavor of numerous foods like rice, salads, desserts and cooked vegetables, virtually calorie-free. Limes are a low glycemic fruit that also contains the phytonutrient … [Read more...]

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