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Green things 101 – Rapini

Rapini is a member of the cruciferous family.  Sometimes called italian broccoli.  It has a dense slightly bitter flavour that pairs well with garlic or lemon. The entire stalk is edible, as are the leaves and sometimes you will see yellow blossoms. It is often prepared steamed or boiled lightly.

This leafy green is very high in Vitamin C and Folic acid.  It also has great levels of Vitamin A & K, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, and fiber. It contains powerful cancer fighting phytochemicals, fights free radical damage, reduces inflammation and contains detoxifying compounds.  Sounds good doesn’t it?

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Why choose organic milk?

On Organic Milk
Despite the nay-saying from the National Dairy Council, several studies suggest there is an unquestionable nutritional difference between organic and regular milk. The most recent, released by Newcastle University in the U.K., states organic milk has:

  • •Sixty-seven percent higher levels of vitamins and antioxidants
  • Sixty percent more conjugated linoleic acids than regular milk
  • Higher levels of good Omega-3s
  • Lower levels of Omega-6s than conventional milk.

And it tastes better…