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Ugly Gnarly Root Has Health Benefits

Gnarly Root Ginger is an ugly (at least I think it’s ugly), knotted underground stem, of the plant Zingiber officinale. Ginger has been used as a medicine in Asian, Indian and Arabic herbal traditions since ancient times. In China, ginger has been used to help digestion and treat stomach upset, diarrhea and nausea for more […]

Pumpkins Good Year ‘Round

What food comes to mind when you think of pumpkins? “Pie,” of course. For many people, the only pumpkin they consume is a piece of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving.Crates of pumpkins in the grocery store are a sure sign that autumn has arrived and Thanksgiving isn’t far off. Unfortunately, pumpkins completely disappear after Thanksgiving. In […]

Super Foods: Fabulous or Fad?

“Me thinks,” if you’re old enough, you’ll remember watching Saturday morning cartoons with Popeye and Olive Oil. “I’m Popeye the Sailor Man, I’m Popeye the Sailor Man, I’m strong to the finich, ’cause I eats me spinach, I’m Popeye the Sailor Man.” Popeye gulped down a can of spinach every time he needed super-human strength, […]