Monthly Archives: November 2018

Vidalia Onions

In 1990, a resolution was passed by the Georgia legislature declaring the Vidalia onion as Georgia’s Official State Vegetable. How to Select Vidalia Onions Look for firm onions without decay or blemishes. There should be no sprouts attached and the skins should be dry. How to Store Vidalia Onions Store Vidalia onions at room temperature in the legs of clean, ...

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Watercress

How to Select Choose green watercress without any yellow areas or slippery stems- it does not taste good stale! How to Store Rinse cut stems, blot with a paper towel and refrigerate in a plastic bag. Use within 4-5 days. Nutrition Benefits Fat free, cholesterol free, very low sodium, an excellent source of vitamins A and C and a good ...

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Peas

Green peas, also called Sweet or English peas, grow on vines which are often supported by a pole. They can be eaten raw or cooked. Gregor Mendel, the “Father of Genetics” formulated his theories while studying peas. How to Select Choose firm, bright green, medium-sized pods with no signs of decay or wilting. How to Store Refrigerate peas in a ...

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Spinach

Spinach was first cultivated over 2,000 years ago in Iran.  By 1806, it had become a popular vegetable in America and in the 1920’s the U.S. pushed spinach commercially, with the Popeye the Sailorman cartoon becoming a great advocate for spinach consumption. Spinach is eaten raw in salads and also as a cooked green much like turnip greens or collard greens. ...

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