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What the Heck is Konjac?
1 month ago

What the Heck is Konjac?

Konjac is an herb with a tuber-like corm (underground plant stem). It’s also known as elephant yam, devil’s tongue, snake palm, and voodoo lily. Overall, konjac is highly versatile in …
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What the Heck are Mung Beans?
2 months ago

What the Heck are Mung Beans?

Mung beans are showing up on ingredient lists of plant-based foods including the Beyond Burger. I wasn’t familiar with them, and thought what the heck are mung beans? So my …
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What the Heck are Lotus Seeds?
3 months ago

What the Heck are Lotus Seeds?

There’s an increase in healthier puffed and crunchy snacks on the market. Traditional popped corn is getting competition from popped chickpeas, sorghum, quinoa and wait, lotus seeds. What the heck …
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What the Heck are Tiger Nuts?
4 months ago

What the Heck are Tiger Nuts?

You are probably asking yourself: “What the heck are tiger nuts?” Tiger nuts, aren’t actually nuts, but instead grow as a wild weed and are classified as tubers (1). They …
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Heart Healthy Snacking
9 months ago

Heart Healthy Snacking

February is heart month. Heart disease affects approximately one in 12 Canadian adults and is the second leading cause of death in Canada (1). The good news is almost 80 …
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What the Heck is Aloe?
1 year ago

What the Heck is Aloe?

Remember as a kid when you got sunburnt and your Mom used the aloe vera gel to sooth it? Fast forward to today and aloe vera is a popular medicinal plant …
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