Apple Season is Here! Here are 5 Varieties You Need to Know

176087-fruit-applesWe’ve all heard that an “apple a day keeps the doctor away” but most of us can’t remember why. Here is a little reminder: all apples are rich in fiber and potassium. The skin, or peel of the apple contains polyphenols, which are cancer-fighting antioxidants. Apples contain quercetin, which has demonstrated an ability to lower the risk of pancreatic cancer and help with allergies. Apples also have an ability to impact our waist. Research has found that those who ate apples on a regular basis were 21 percent less likely to have a large waist.

6 Snacking Trends – What Consumers Want!

snackThe American consumers’ love affair with snacking began more than 100 years ago with the humble and timeless potato chip. Snacking has now evolved into an actual meal category with sales of more than $64 billion dollars and almost endless products available to meet consumers’ wide-ranging tastes and demands.

Health Benefits of Honey

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Honey, the sweet fluid produced by honey bees by adding enzymes to the nectar of flowers, has long been rumored to have a multitude of healing powers with everything from relieving a sore throat, allergies, or a stomachache, to using it as a facial mask for healthy skin or mixing with your shampoo for healthy hair. Let’s take a look at honey’s beneficial properties, as well as why it might be a good replacement for table sugar.

Pasta 101

shutterstock_81645955Have you ever found yourself at an Italian restaurant trying to decide between tortiglioni and fusilli without knowing what any of them mean? Only to settle for the familiar penne pasta? There are countless pasta types and shapes. Let’s look at some popular (and unpopular) pasta types!