The corn caught on with settlers in New England because it was hearty and nutritious. The heirloom corn variety has only eight rows of kernels and hence, its name: New England Eight Row Flint. Courtesy of Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture The heirloom corn variety has only eight rows of kernels and hence, its name: New England Eight Row Flint. Courtesy of Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture Then, in the 19th century, the grain was exported to Italy, where it was prized as a stunningly flavorful polenta corn. Barber was curious. So he got in touch with the man who had sent the FedEx package, a grain enthusiast named Glenn Roberts .
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Tofu nutrition facts
As with many things in nutrition, its not a simple thing to decide. But, after reading about tofu nutrition facts, you can choose for yourself whether you want to include it in your diet. Soy products, the second largest cash crop in the country, valued at $31 billion a year, contain antioxidant compounds called isoflavones, which are chemically similar to estrogen.It is these phyto- (plant) estrogens that have caused controversy in the nutrition world. Advocates of a rich soy-based diet say that products like tofu can: reduce the risk of developing certain cancers lower cholesterol reduce the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease (CD) heal hot flashes prevent artheriosclerosis But, anti-soy crusaders argue that diets high in phytoestrogens can wreak hormonal havoc by driving estrogen levels too high. Several research studies on soy’s efficacy have been inconclusive. One study published in the American Association for Cancer Research failed to conclude any link between increased tofu consumption and lowered risk of prostate cancer. The Journal of the National Cancer Research Institute published a Johns Hopkins University study concluding that it would be premature to recommend high isoflavone intake to prevent breast cancer or the recurrence of it. Women experiencing undesirable side effects from menopause such as hot flashes are frequently urged to eat more tofu and other soy products to make up for the lost estrogen. But a University of Miami study shows that soy does not necessarily help women during menopause.
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Egg nutrition: Get the facts
Eating two eggs, then, supplies a pregnant or breast-feeding woman with 10 percent daily value of iron, lowering the chance of developing anemia, something to which pregnant and breast-feeding women are more susceptible. What if Im not pregnant or breast feeding? You should still eat the whole egg. In addition to the B vitamins, almost the entire amount of the following vitamins and minerals are found in the yolk: calcium selenium (nearly 25 percent of daily value) phosphorous (10 percent of daily value) Vitamins A, D, E, and K (the fat soluble vitamins) The yolks also contain heart-healthy Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids .
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