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What is FRESH and LOCAL in November?

Loris Sofia Gregory, Healthy Kitchen Coach
Written for “Healthy Updates from Valley Natural Foods”
13750 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN 55337
November 2, 2011

Mushrooms are easy to overlook in our nutrient-rich rainbow of fruits and vegetables. But research increasingly reveals why fresh mushrooms join the ranks of “super foods” such as broccoli and blueberries that are nutrient dense and calorie sparse. In Asia where food and medicine are one, mushrooms are a staple. “Mushrooms may seem plain, but they really are a super food.” says dietician Dr Sarah Schenker, “They contain virtually no fat, sugar or salt and are a valuable source of dietary fiber as well as five B vitamins,” not to mention a good source of plant protein and essential minerals.  Most significant among their minerals is selenium that protects against viruses. Adding mushrooms to your warming November stews will make you feel satisfied and healthy without boosting calories. Read More

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