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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fruits and Vegetables

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By Juvy S. Iliwiliw


         Fruits are nature's colorful creation. Their varied shapes, sizes, aromas, colors, textures, and flavors add to the attractiveness and appeal of food.
         Like fruits, vegetables also provide color and variety to meals. They contain significant sources of essential nutrients-vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals necessary for preventing diseases, prolonging life, and promoting health.
         Fruits and vegetables are not only cancer fighters; they also provide healthful benefits against cardiovascular  diseases, diabetes, stroke, obesity, diverticulosis, micronutrient deficiences, cataracts and birth defects.
         Many people, however, regard fruits as accessory food items which one can life without. Vegetables, on the other hand, are considered as side dishes and not a major focus of meals.
         Take advantage of the healthy benefits of fruits and vegetables. Take the fruit and vegetable challenge.


BUTTERED VEGETABLES


You will need:


1        large carrot, diced
1/4     kilo Baguio beans, 1 inch cut
1        large singkamas, diced
1        can whole kernel corn
1/3     bar butter
          Salt to taste

Here's how:


1. Blanch carrot, Baguio beans, and siingkamas. Drain.

2. Cobine corn with the blanched vegetables are still hot.

3. Add salt to taste.


PECHAY SALAD


You will need:


1       small bundle fresh pechay leaves, sliced thinly
2       medium tomatoes, diced
1       small onion, chopped
2       tablespoons calamansi juice
         Salt to taste

Here's how:


1. Toss all ingredients gently.

2. Serve immediately.

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