Eating Done Right: Peaches-Food of the Week

Posted on 07/5/2012 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthWhich enchanted fruit grants eternal life? Chinese legend would have us believe that eating magical peaches bestows health, virility and immortality. Peaches came to the United States from China via Spanish explorers in the 16th century. While commonly enjoyed now, peaches were once a rare delicacy. In the 19th century, Queen Victoria would eat a fresh peach on a decorative napkin with every meal. Today peaches are the second-largest commercial fruit crop grown in the United States. Besides being a …

Pesticides-in-Produce List: Sweet Corn vs. Peaches

Posted on 06/21/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThe Environmental Working Group just released its “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residue, plus the “Clean 15″ list of produce that is lowest in pesticides. Considering all the luscious summer produce showing up in the supermarket and farmers’ markets, we had to know: Are those fresh ears of super-sweet corn on this year’s pesticide list? What about the plump, juicy peaches we love? Or the overflowing pints of dusky blueberries? And the answer: Good …