If you’re American, all things pumpkin might be your go-to for fall and the holiday. But in Korea, pears, apples, tangerines and persimmons reign king. For me, the persimmon is the definite representation that fall has arrived in Korea.
The USDA’s Dietary Guidelines recommend adults eat anywhere from five to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. While meeting or exceeding your recommended daily dose is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle, it’s just as important to ensure that you’re consuming produce safely.
Consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables is beneficial to overall health and wellness. While virtually all fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and low in fat, each color provides unique nutrients and phytonutrients that help lower the risk of chronic disease and inflammation.
Maybe when you hear “avocado toast” you roll your eyes at the trendy food fad. Or maybe you squeal with delight because you’re all about the avocado—perhaps you even have avocado pajamas, socks or Christmas tree ornaments found all over the Internet.
As you scroll down your favorite food blogger’s Instagram site, you may have seen colorful pictures of a bowl filled with delicious and nutritious fruit topped with chia seeds, drizzled with peanut butter.