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  It's a great time to buy fresh produce. The American Heart Association and American Cancer Society recommend eating 5 to10 1/2-cup servings of fruits and/or vegetables per day to decrease your risk for cancer and heart disease. Fruits and vegetables provide nutrients and antioxidants needed to decrease tissue damage.

What is a PluotŪ??  Encyclopedia definition (includes list of varieties)
Truly the best of both worlds, a Pluot is a combination of plum and apricot and every bite is pure nectar in texture and juice. Pluots have a beautiful hue both inside and out with colors ranging from dark pink to pale purple. The inside is a pale pink that gets darker closer to the skin. One bite is all you need to know this is a marriage made in heaven. Not only are pluots pretty to look at, they also have a rich supply of vitamins A, C, and beta carotene, which reduces the risk of cancer. On average, a plum or Pluot has about 30 calories.

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The benefits of whole grains are well established. A 10-year Harvard University study was reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It involved more than 75,000 women and showed that those who eat 2.5 servings of whole-grain foods daily may reduce their risk of heart disease by 30 percent, compared with women who eat almost no whole grains. The benefits come not only from the fiber of whole grains, researchers think, but also from phytochemicals that are removed from refined grains.

Wheat Trivia

* One bushel of wheat contains approximately 1 million individual kernels.

* A modern combine can harvest 1,000 bushels of wheat per hour. 

* One bushel of wheat yields enough flour for 73 one-pound loaves of white bread. 

* Wheat is grown in 42 states in the United States. 

* Wheat is not native to the United States and was not even grown by the colonists. Wheat was first planted in the United States in 1777 as a hobby crop. 

* The wheat kernel, sometimes called the wheat berry, is the seed from which the wheat plant grows. 

* More foods are made with wheat than any other cereal grain. 

Vitamins And Minerals found in Wheat

Thiamine -- One of the essential B-vitamins needed daily for good appetite, digestion and healthy nerves. Wheat foods are a good source of thiamine.

Niacin -- A B-vitamin essential for the efficient use of protein by the body. Wheat foods are a good source of niacin.

Iron -- Vital to nutrition. Wheat foods are a reliable source of iron for normal dietary needs.

Zinc -- Important for skin healing and growth properties. Wheat foods are a good source of zinc.

Riboflavin -- Essential for growth and good vision. Wheat foods are a fair source of riboflavin.

Trace Minerals -- Wheat foods are a good source of selenium and magnesium, nutrients essential to good health.

Source: Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers

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