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Swiss Chard

Key Facts Chard is referred to as Swiss chard, which is a close relative of the beet and is grown for its leaves and stems as opposed to the edible root. Swiss chard is a popular choice by consumers. The leafy green is known for its bright colored stems of red, yellow, pink, and purple. The Read more

Tofu

Key Facts Tofu, a food product made from soybeans (Glycine max (L.) Merr), is a dietary staple in Chinese and Japanese cuisines. A high-quality source of calcium, isoflavones, and plant-based protein, tofu is produced by curdling soymilk with a calcium or magnesium salt. It can be consumed without further cooking. Tofu is widely available in Read more

Watermelon

Watermelons stacked together

  Key Facts Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, along with squash, cucumbers, pumpkins, cantaloupes, and other melons This annual fruit crop has a smooth green rind; the flesh is most commonly red but may be yellow or orange Watermelon can be seeded or seedless, hybrid or open-pollinated Watermelon has been Read more

Yogurt

Key Facts Yogurt is made from milk cultured with live bacteria. Yogurt is consumed in a variety of ways, including Greek yogurt, drinkable yogurt, and frozen yogurt. The use of pasteurized milk is a key barrier to foodborne pathogen transmission in yogurt products. Raw milk can contain pathogens such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., and Read more