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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...

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 to Buy...

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”...

Using & Storing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are actually fruits, but most people eat them like vegetables. South Carolina-grown tomatoes are at their prime June through September. Tomatoes are Good for You Tomatoes are: a good source...

Using & Storing Winter Squash

South Carolina-grown winter squash is available in the summer and fall. Winter Squash is Good for You Winter squash is: an excellent source of beta-carotene, which the body uses to make vitamin A. a...

Vibrio vulnificus

The organism Vibrio vulnificus causes wound infections, gastroenteritis or a serious syndrome known as “primary septicema.” V. vulnificus infections are either transmitted to humans...

Scombroid Poisoning

Scombroid poisoning usually is not a severe or long-term illness, and prevention is not difficult, yet occurrence continues throughout the world. The principal threat is from fresh fish, but the...

Ciguatera

What is Ciguatera? Ciguatera is a unique type of food poisoning caused by the consumption of marine species that harbor natural toxins originating in certain tropical waters. These species and...

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