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Selection: Choose spinach that has vibrant deep green leaves and stems with no signs of yellowing. The leaves should look fresh and tender and not be wilted or bruised. Storage: Spinach is sold loose, bunched or packaged fresh in bags, canned or frozen. Fresh spinach loses much of its nutritional value with storage of more than a few days. Nutrition: It is a rich source of iron and calcium. Other nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, folate,...
Selection: Look for fresh peaches featuring rich color and may still have a slight whitish "bloom" on their surface. indicating freshness. Avoid ones with excessive softness, or with surface cuts and bruises. Ripe fruits yield to gentle pressure and feature a sweet aroma. Storage: Slightly hard, but mature fruits can be kept at room temperature until they ripen. The ripening process can be enhanced by placing in paper bag. Nutrition: Wonderfully delicious peaches are low in calories, and...
Selection: Dry bulb onions should be firm for their size and have little to no scent. Avoid bulbs with any cuts, bruises or blemishes. Storage: Cooking onions and sweet onions are better stored at room temperature, optimally in a single layer, in mesh bags in a dry, cool, dark, well-ventilated location. Nutrition: Most onion cultivars are about 89% water, 4% sugar, 1% protein, 2% fiber and 0.1% fat. Onions contain low amounts of essential nutrients and are low in fats. Kitchen tip...
Selection: Look for kale with firm, deeply colored leaves and moist hardy stems. Kale should be displayed in a cool environment since warm temperatures will cause it to wilt and will negatively affect its flavor. Storage: To store, place kale in a plastic storage bag removing as much of the air from the bag as possible. Store in the refrigerator where it will keep for 5 days. Nutrition: Kale is a leafy green cruciferous vegetable that is chock-full of essential vitamins A, C and K as...
Selection: Purchase beans that have a smooth feel and a vibrant green color and are free from brown spots or bruises. They should have a firm texture and snap when broken. Storage: Store unwashed fresh bean pods in a plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper. Whole beans stored this way should keep for approximately 7 days. Nutrition: Green beans are an excellent source of vitamin K. They are a very good source of manganese, vitamin C, dietary fiber, folate and vitamin B2. Kitchen...
Selection: Choose garlic that is firm to the touch, and doesn’t have any sprouts growing out of it. Garlic lasts a long time in the store so it should be easy to select. Garlic is stored warm and dry to keep it dormant. It is traditionally hung. Nutrition: In the typical serving size of 1-3 cloves (3-9 g), garlic provides no significant nutritional value with the content of all essential nutrients below 10 percent of the daily value. Kitchen tip: Garlic is an aromatic that...
Selection: Good quality brussels sprouts are firm, compact, and vivid green. They should be free of yellowed or wilted leaves and should not be puffy or soft in texture. Storage Keep unwashed and untrimmed brussels sprouts in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator. Stored in a plastic bag, they can be kept for 10 days. Nutrition: Rich in cancer-protective substances. Actually, all cruciferous vegetables contain glucosinolates and have great health benefits for this reason...
Selection: Choose peppers that have deep vivid colors, taut skin and are free of soft spots, blemishes and darkened areas. Their stems should be green and fresh looking. Storage: Unwashed sweet peppers stored in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator with a damp cloth will keep for approximately 7-10 days. Nutrition: Red peppers are rich in carotenoid phytonutrients and contain almost 11 times more beta-carotene than green bell peppers as well as one and a half times more...
In an effort to add cooking inspiration and education into farmers’ markets, From the Land of Kansas has partnered with Kansas Farm Bureau to launch Savor the Season. The campaign promotes Kansas specialty crops. Savor the Season is designed to educate and excite consumers about cooking with local produce using tasty, seasonal recipes and providing tips and tricks to cooking with these special ingredients. Eye-catching and informational recipe cards, featuring ten different Kansas fruits,...
Local, fresh, quality are three words customers use to describe Hildebrand Farms Dairy, established in 1975. Hildebrand Farms Dairy premium, all-natural milk, cream and butter straight from the family farm are a few of the products available at their on-site farm store, Dillons, Hy-vee, Ray's Apple Markets and an additional 30 local grocers across Kansas. “Through a partnership with Dillons, we are soon expanding into south central Kansas and eventually into western Kansas,” says...