Health Benefits of Millet

Although millet is most often associated as the main ingredient in bird seed, it is not just “for the birds.” Creamy like mashed potatoes or fluffy like rice, millet is a delicious grain that can accompany many types of food. As with most grains, millet is available in markets throughout the year. Millet is tiny in size and round in shape... [More..]


Health Benefits of Corn

What food is more synonymous with summer than freshly picked corn on the cob? Corn grows in “ears,” each of which is covered in rows of kernels that are then protected by the silk-like threads called “corn silk” and encased in a husk. Corn is known scientifically as Zea mays. This moniker reflects its traditional name, maize,... [More..]


Health Benefits of Buckwheat

Energizing and nutritious, buckwheat is available throughout the year and can be served as an alternative to rice or made into porridge. While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other... [More..]


Health Benefits of Brown rice

In some parts of the world, the word “to eat” literally means “to eat rice.” All varieties of rice are available throughout the year, supplying as much as half of the daily calories for half of the world’s population. The process that produces brown rice removes only the outermost layer, the hull, of the rice kernel and... [More..]


Health Benefits of Walnuts

Celebrate this holiday season with walnuts. They make a great healthy snack or you can add them to your favorite salad or entrée for extra flavor and nutrition. Just ¼ cup (7 walnuts) provides you with 94% of your Daily Value for those hard-to-find omega-3 fatty acids. Enjoy! For more on the Food of the Week >Chopping Walnuts More About Walnuts From... [More..]


Health Benefits of Sunflower seeds

Looking for a health-promoting snack? Enjoy a handful of mild nutty tasting sunflower seeds with their firm but tender texture to take care of your hunger and get a wealth of nutrition at the same time. Sunflower seeds are available at your local market throughout the year. Sunflower seeds are the gift of the beautiful sunflower that has rays of petals... [More..]


Health Benefits of Sesame seeds

Sesame seeds add a nutty taste and a delicate, almost invisible, crunch to many Asian dishes. They are also the main ingredients in tahini (sesame seed paste) and the wonderful Middle Eastern sweet call halvah. They are available throughout the year. Sesame seeds may be the oldest condiment known to man. They are highly valued for their oil which... [More..]


Health Benefits of Pumpkin seeds

Nutrients inPumpkin Seeds0.25 cup (32.25 grams) Nutrient%Daily Value  manganese73.5%  tryptophan53.1%  magnesium47.7%  phosphorus39.7%  copper21.5%  protein19.5%  zinc16.8%  iron15.7% Calories (180)10% This chart graphically details the %DV that a serving of Pumpkin seeds provides for each of the nutrients of which it is a good,... [More..]


Health Benefits of Peanuts

We have placed peanuts on our “10 Most Controversial WHFoods List.” This list was created to let you know that even though some foods (like peanuts) can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. Peanuts can be difficult to find in high-quality form; can be more commonly associated with adverse... [More..]


Health Benefits of Olive oil, extra virgin

Anyone coming from the Mediterranean region of the world would tell you about the health benefits, as well as the wonderful flavor, of a good dose of olive oil on salads, pasta, fish and almost anything else. Fortunately, it is available throughout the year to satisfy taste buds and promote good health. What’s New and Beneficial about Extra Virgin... [More..]