Choosing Chard

The Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote about chard in the fourth century B.C. The ancient Greeks, and later the Romans, used chard for its medicinal properties. It was prized by Mediterranean cooks for flavoring soups and rice dishes. It became a popular vegetable in Sicily and in Provence, especially in Nice. It was grown abundantly around the […]

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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 […]