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Cholesterol

What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fatlike substance that occurs naturally in every body cell and is needed by the body to function normally. It is found throughout the body, including the...

Potassium

Healthy people seldom have problems getting enough potassium, if they eat a varied diet. But for those who are sick, with vomiting and diarrhea, potassium losses can become severe. People with...

More Broccoli, Please!

Helping Kids Like Vegetables Parents and children seem to have more struggles over vegetables than any other kind of food. Vegetables should be offered in the same matter-of-fact way that all other...

Using & Storing Broccoli

South Carolina-grown broccoli is available in the spring and the fall. Broccoli is Good for You Broccoli is: an excellent source of vitamin C. a good source of vitamin A. low in calories. a good...

Using & Storing Apples

South Carolina-grown apples are available from late August to November. Apples are Good for You Apples are: a good source of fiber. a source of potassium and vitamin C. low calorie—81 calories per...

Using & Storing Carrots

South Carolina-grown carrots are available in the spring and fall. Carrots are Good for You Carrots are: an excellent source of beta-carotene, which the body uses to make vitamin A. a good source of...

Using & Storing Green Beans

Look for South Carolina-grown green beans June through September. Green Beans are Good for You Green beans are: very low in calories. a source of vitamin C. How to Buy Green Beans Select pods of...

Using & Storing Potatoes

South Carolina-grown potatoes are available in the spring and fall. Potatoes are Good for You Potatoes are: a vegetable. a good source of vitamins B and C. a source of minerals. high in complex...

Caffeine

What is Caffeine? Caffeine is found naturally in the leaves, seeds, and fruits of more than 60 plant species worldwide. It is added to some beverages and foods for flavor. People have enjoyed...

Using & Storing Asparagus

Look for South Carolina-grown asparagus in the spring. Asparagus is Good for You Asparagus is: high in vitamin c. a good source of vitamin a. a good source of potassium. How to Buy Asparagus Look...

Using & Storing Strawberries

  South Carolina-grown strawberries are available late-April through May. Strawberries are Good for You Strawberries are: high in vitamin C. a good source of potassium. a source of fiber. How...

Using & Storing Peaches

South Carolina-grown peaches are available May through August. Peaches are Good for You Peaches are: a source of vitamins A and C. a good source of fiber. low in calories—35 calories per 2½”...

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