PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Green Bean

Green beans, string beans, or snap beans are a rich source of vitamins A, C, K, folate, and fiber. They have nutritional benefits similar to snap peas and okra. There are more than 130 varieties of green beans. Fresh green beans are a better choice than canned, which contain large amounts of sodium. Before eating the canned variety, you should rinse them thoroughly.

NUTRIENT ~ Potassium

Potassium is an essential mineral that is needed in the body for electrolyte and water balance, in addition to the daily functioning of cells. 

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Date

Dates (español: dátiles) are an ancient food, mentioned 50 times in the Bible and 20 times in the Qu’aran. They have been a staple food of the Middle East and the Indus Valley for thousands of years. There is archaeological evidence of date cultivation in Arabia from the 6th millennium BCE, and fossil records show that the date palm…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Cherry

Cherries contain antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, nutrients, and fiber. These support a healthy system and may reduce the risk of certain types of cancers. Cherry (español: cereza) is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy drupe (stone fruit). Commercial cherries are obtained from cultivars of several species, such as the sweet Prunus avium and the sour Prunus cerasus. Cherries contain…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Guava

Guava (español: guayaba) is a tropical fruit cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions. Psidium guajava is a small tree in the myrtle family, native to Mexico, Central America. Guavas are typical Myrtoideae, with tough dark leaves and white flowers with five petals and numerous stamens. The fruits are many-seeded berries. I was a newlywed and had just moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, when I tasted my first guayaba. I…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Banana

Bananas are high in fiber and antioxidants and relatively low in calories; they moderate blood sugar levels and improve digestive and kidney health.

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Apricot

Apricots are extremely nutritious and have many health benefits, such as improved digestion and eye health.