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What Are Sunflower Seeds

January 10, 2012 | Lately I’ve been craving sunflower seeds. For no apparent reason and without planning, my hands reaches out and grabs a sunflower seeds bag when I’m doing my grocery shopping. I’ve been eating them as snacks, adding them to a salad and using them for cooking. Since I’m committed to eating healthy and conscious (and since I have this blog), I’ve decided to do some research. Turns out sunflower...

What is Avocado

April 2, 2011 | In the year 1519 , Hernando Cortez, Spanish soldier of fortune, set foot in Mexico City, the first white man to do so. Among the many significant events of that historic day was the discovery of the most versatile fruit of the New World, the avocado. In 1526, Oviedo, historian to the conquistadores, wrote the following description of the avocado and gave the first directions for eating it… ‘In the center of the...

What is Almond

March 15, 2011 | The Almond is a species of tree native to the Middle East and South Asia. Almond is also the name of the edible and widely cultivated seed of this tree. The fruit of the almond is not a true nut, but a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed (“nut”) inside. Shelling almonds refers to removing the shell to reveal the seed. Almonds are commonly sold shelled, i.e. after the shells are...
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