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Klean Kanteen

Klean Kanteen

      Back in 2002, there were no stainless steel water bottles for personal hydration, and the health and environmental issues linked to plastic use were not widely known.  Seeing the issues early an...

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How Chocolate is Made

How Chocolate is Made

It all starts with a small tropical tree, the Theobroma cacao, usually called simply, "cacao." Pronounced ka-KOW.  Theobroma is Greek for"food of the gods." A cacao tree can produce close to two thousand pods per year. The ridged, football shaped pod, or fruit, of the cacao grows from the branches and straight out of the trunk....

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Blood Oranges

Blood Oranges

The taste and smell of a blood orange is more like raspberries and are less acidic than oranges.  The difference between the blood orange and the orange is the pigmented pulp of the blood orange, which is due to Anthocyanin, the same red flavonoid pigments that give blueberries their intense color and amazing antioxidant properties.  Antioxida...

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Quinoa

Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah), is quick-cooking and gluten-free and is commonly considered to be a grain and is usually referred to as such, but is actually a seed. Here are the three main types of quinoa... white, red and black.  Taste and nutrition are similar among the colors. White quinoa tends to cook up fluffier, while red quinoa and bl...

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Beans

Beans

It is recommended you consume up to 3 cups of  beans a week, because they are so good for your health.  The more you eat, the less likely you are to have intestinal trouble.  And, there are so many varieties to choose from - black beans, navy beans, kidney beans and pinto beans to name just a few. Beans pack a lot of fiber, and fiber helps yo...

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Health Benefits of Probiotics

Health Benefits of Probiotics

Probiotics are organisms such as bacteria and yeast that are believed to improve health. Improvement of the immune system, stress reduction and digestive wellness are among the many health benefits associated with beneficial micro-flora.  Sources of probiotics include sauerkraut, kefir, yogurt, kimchi, kombucha tea, and probiotic supplements.  Y...

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Spring Produce

Spring Produce

Artichokes The globe artichoke, is the immature flowers of a thistle plant and is known as one of the oldest cultivated vegetables in the world.  There are several varieties of artichokes such as Green Globe, Desert Globe, Big Heart, and Imperial Star, ranging in color from dark purple to pale green.  Artichokes are available in most markets all...

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MIGHTY MICROGREENS

MIGHTY MICROGREENS

Lava Oasis Farms Lava Oasis Farm is happy to provide the community with fresh produce. Our family moved to northern California and purchased a few acres past McCloud to pursue our dream of having a small produce farm.  After many years of growing in a mountain climate and trying a large variety of plants we happened across microgreens.  Using ...

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Smarterbags / Reusable

Smarterbags / Reusable

Orchard Nutrition Center has searched for an alternative to single use bags, which have been banned in California.  Our solution, Smarterbags.  Smarterbags are good for the environment and are made from recycled farming plastic.  Every use helps eliminate plastic waste.  Smarterbags have been audited and verified by independent groups as havin...

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Find These 5 Nutritious Super Fruits at Your Local Whole Foods Store in Redding

Find These 5 Nutritious Super Fruits at Your Local Whole Foods Store in Redding

Do you want to know one of the secrets to staying slim and healthy? Eat fruits—lots and lots of them—and enjoy the many benefits in store for you. What are the superstar fruits that you shouldn’t miss? Read on and find out. Apple A study conducted by Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa revealed that people who eat apples were found to be less prone to ...

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