Snapping Green Beans

Green beans are also known as string beans, snap beans (in the northeastern and western United States), ejotes (in Mexico), haricots verts (in French), French beans, French green beans, French filet beans, or fine beans (in British English) They are the unripe fruit of various cultivars of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) that have been selected especially for […]

cooked kale

Knowing the Healing Power of Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a family of chemically related substances called naphthoquinones. There are two major types of vitamin K that are important for humans: K1 and K2. Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone or phytonadione) is a natural nutrient found in green leafy vegetables. Vitamin K2 (menaquinones or MKs) in foods are mostly in the form of MK4 […]

Brown Lentils

Loving the Benefits of Legumes

Legumes have been sustaining human life for over 10,000 years. All cultures use legumes in their traditional dishes. They are the only cultivated crop that improves the fertility of the soil in which they are grown, through the beneficial bacteria that live on their roots and by drawing nitrogen from the air into the soil. […]