NATURAL SINS FRUIT/VEGETABLE CHIPS

If these make us a sinner, then call us a sinner! This product is a Kosher Nexus Five Fork Award Winner!

OU kosher, with no preservatives, no artificial colors or flavors, no sodium, no fat, no gluten,and are non GMO. The only ingredients are the fruit/vegetable with a light sprinkling of cane sugar.

Flavors include: Crispy Pineapple Chips, Crispy Mango Chips, Crispy Coconut Chips, and Crispy Beet Chips.

We tried the beet chips, and they were taam gan eden!

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HAVE YOU HEARD THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT CHERRIES?

FROM PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU

The cherry season has arrived in many states and is soon to come in others! Not only can we rejoice about their sweet and tart flavor, and the fun of eating them, but about the many health benefits cherries bring as well!

Cherries are a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and boron, a mineral essential to bone health, and are a good source of iron and fiber. Cherries true health benefits come from their phytonutrients, which act as anti-inflammatory nutrients, antioxidants, and more.

The phytonutrients in cherries have strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Research indicates that inflammation contributes to heart disease, arthritis, and obesity. A study conducted at UC Davis found that regular consumption of cherries (for approximately a month) produced a decrease in markers of inflammation in blood. Observation included a 25 percent reduction in C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

Could cherries even help in workout recovery? In a presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference, researchers found that drinking tart cherry juice helped reduce pain after exercise for long distance runners. The findings were published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition; researchers noted that the natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ability of tart cherries, consumed before and during strenuous exercise may have a protective effect to reduce muscle pain.

And there is more! A study conducted at Michigan State University found that the anthocyanins that pigment cherries could also help relieve pain, possibly even more effectively than aspirin. They found that the anthocyanins inhibited enzymes, similar to the way anti-inflammatory drugs seek to reduce pain. Head researcher noted, “it is as good as ibuprofen and some of the non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs.” Consuming 20 tart cherries could provide anti-inflammatory benefits.

We have also heard a lot about polyphenols, an essential group of nutrients providing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer health benefits. Risk of cardiovascular disease, aging and neurological diseases, and some cancers can all be reduced through a diet rich in polyphenols. Cherries and other dark red colored fruits are exceptional sources of polyphenols (as well as red wine).

What about painful gout? Another UC Davis study found that consuming cherries reduced blood levels of uric acid in healthy women- excess uric acid causes gout and the use of cherries to prevent gout is well established in Western folk medicine.

Now that it’s cherry season, get out there an grab a bag! When it’s not cherry season you can enjoy the benefit of cherries with cherry juice (unsweetened, read labels) or frozen organic pitted cherries, which make a great snack or dessert.

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Posted on May 24, 2016 at 12:02 am by rebrapp · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher Kitchen

HILLSIDE CANDY GO ORGANIC CANDIES AND CHEWIES

FROM THE COMPANY WEB SITE

The GoOrganic Story

Consumer awareness has caused the organic market to explode. GoOrganic is a delicious, organic candy certified by QAI (Quality Assurance Institute/ USDA). All of our ingredients are carefully sourced to insure excellence and organic integrity.

The Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 was established because there was a lot of confusion about the definition. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Organic means food with no artificial fertilizers, genetic modification, irradiation or conventional pesticides. These days, the term “organic” is not only applied to fruits and vegetables, but also to beef, chicken, milk, eggs, grains….and, yes, even to candy.

Get the best tasting organic candy available. GoOrganic is flavorful and refreshing. We use organic evaporated cane juice and organic brown rice syrup for sweetness. Organic brown rice syrup is minimally processed and not highly refined as tapioca syrup is…tapioca syrup is really no different than corn syrup. This is CLEAN candy, containing no trans fats, no preservatives, no corn syrup, no FD&C colors and no hydrogenated oils. The line has a 2 year shelf life, is gluten free and Kosher. Adults and kids can feel good about having GoOrganic as a wholesome treat.

Flavors include: Cherry, Lemon, Pomegranate, Ginger, Ginger Extreme, Orange, Apple, Honey, and assorted fruit chews.

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DR PRAEGER’S ADDS VEGGIES (OU Pareve)

PRESS RELEASE

Vegetarian products company Dr. Praeger’s, based in Elmwood Park, N.J., packs garden-fresh flavor and ingredients into a breakfast classic: the hash brown. The family-owned company – best known for its popular veggie burgers – has launched a line of four frozen hash brown varieties that feature root vegeables for added flavor and taste.

Varieties include:

Four Potato Hash Browns, shredded red, gold, purple and sweet potatoes
Root Veggie Hash Browns, a medley of carrots, Yukon Gold potatoes, rutabaga, taro and yuca
Southwest Hash Browns, Yukon Gold potatoes blended with spicy peppers and onions
Sweet Potato Hash Brown, a mix of sweet potato shreds with a hint of brown sugar

Dr. Praeger’s hash browns can easily be transformed into creative meals – topped with grilled vegetables, or used as a base for casseroles – vegan or otherwise, any time of day. Eight-pack Hash Browns are kosher, certified gluten-free and verified by the Non-GMO Project. The new offerings are available nationally at natural food stores and conventional grocers. The SRP is $4.99.

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