Fruits & Vegetable Facts
Apricots are often crossed with plums to provide pluots (mostly plum), plumcots (equal plum and apricot) and apriums (mostly apricot).
Asparagus contains nutrients that help with eye, immune, skin and bone health. Asparagus contains more folic acid than any other vegetable! Just one 1/2 cup serving provides more than half of the daily recommended amount.
Beets are deep red, or white in color. Sugar is produced from one variety (Sugar Beets) and the red color is used in food coloring.
Bell peppers can be green, yellow, red or orange. They have more vitamin C than a glass of orange juice so snack on a pepper next time youre sick!
Broccoli was first brought to the United States by Italian immigrants and became popular in the 1920s.
Cabbage is one of the oldest vegetables in existence and continues to be a dietary staple throughout the world.
Acorn squash is a type of winter squash that was named for its acorn-like shape. Acorn squash come in a variety of colors including: yellow, dark green, tan, and orange.
“About three months ago I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Since that time, I have not had a soda or anything sweet and I am down a bit over 22 pounds. After participating in the Eat Smart NY Program, I have learned a lot about nutrition and I can’t wait to implement it in changing my eating habits. A big thank you to Maureen at Cornell Cooperative Extension for helping further my education in health and nutrition.”
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