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Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash

This variety of winter squash is large, oval and yellow, and looks similar to a melon.  It is unique among squash because when cooked, its yellowish flesh separates into long strands that resemble pasta.  Spaghetti squash provides vitamins A and C and some of the B vitamins.  It is also an excellent source of fiber. To prepare, […]

Jalapeno Peppers

jalapenos

The active component in jalapenos and other hot peppers is capsaicin, which gives them their strong spicy pungent character.  Tolerance levels in individuals can vary widely—use them in moderation at first.  Eating cold yogurt or drinking milk will help dilute the capsaicin concentration, thereby reducing that “burning” sensation.  Jalapeno peppers are a rich source of vitamin C.  They also contain high levels of […]

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