Copper Benefits and Sources

Copper is an essential trace mineral necessary for survival. It plays a role in making red blood cells and maintaining nerve cells and the immune system. It also helps the body form collagen and absorb iron, and plays a role in energy production. Most copper in the body is found in the liver, brain, heart, kidneys, and…

Eggplant Fries Recipe

Eggplant fries can also be baked without oil. Preheat oven to 400º and bake until they are golden brown. I like to dip these in my favorite salad dressing. They are a delicious side or a healthy snack.

Calcium Benefits and Sources

Your body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly. Some studies suggest that calcium, along with vitamin D, may have benefits beyond bone health: perhaps protecting against cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. Food is the best source of any nutrient, and some plant foods are rich in calcium.

Cherry Jam Recipe

preparation ingredients PREP 20 min 1 c PITTED CHERRIES COOK 15 min, MEDIUM HEAT 1 Tbsp HONEY NEED SAUCEPAN 1 Tbsp CHIA SEEDS INSTRUCTIONS 1. Combine CHERRIES and HONEY in saucepan over medium heat. 2. Cook 5 minutes, stirring gently; as they heat, mash the cherries gently with wooden spoon 3. Bring mixture to a…

Banana Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

PREPARATION INGREDIENTS PREP 15 min 1 Tbsp CHIA SEEDS SOAKED IN WATER FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES COOK 10 min 350° F (175° C) 1 c ROLLED OATS NEED COOKIE SHEET, PARCHMENT PAPER 1/2 c BROWN SUGAR MAKES 1 DOZEN 1/3 c FLOUR 1/2 tsp BAKING SODA 1/4 tsp BAKING POWDER 1/4 tsp SALT 1/2…

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Recipes sometimes call for ingredients that you may not have heard of, like nutritional yeast or agar-agar. This is especially true of plant-based recipes. Some familiar ingredients, like cauliflower, black beans, and lentils may be used in unfamiliar ways to make good-tasting plant-based foods. You may not be aware of the nutritional and even medicinal properties of foods that are familiar to you, like sweet potato or avocado. This is a growing list of some of these. You can also find links to this information on the Glossary page. If you have a question or want to see a particular ingredient featured, please send a request from the Contact page, or just email to fruitandstuff@wfpbvida.com.