Fruit & Veggie of The Month – Passion Fruit

2018.02 FVOM - Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit – February Fruit of the Month. See the recipes attached for ideas on how to include passion fruit in your diet. See Potawatomi Traveling Times for full article on passion fruit. Visit the FCP Health and Wellness Center Lobby on Feb. 15th from 1:00-3:00 to taste passion fruit.

Apples

Fruit and Vegetable of the Month Apples

Of the 8,000 varieties of apples grown across the world, about 100 of those are grown in commercial quantity in the US – the top 10 varieties comprise over 90% of the crop. Wisconsin’s apple history began in 1800 and today, 7,400 acres in 45 counties around Wisconsin produce 56 million pounds of apples.

Beans

Beans are one of the most nutritious foods available; 1⁄2 cup per day is recommended for health. Beans are high in folate, phosphorus, potassium, iron and magnesium.They are an excellent source of soluble and insoluble fiber, have a low glycemic index and are gluten free.They are also a good source of protein.

Watermelons

watermelon

Summer is such a wonderful season in the Northwoods.The days are longer and warmer and the ground starts growing wonderful, edible things – including watermelon.

Fiddleheads

Fiddleheads - Featured Vegetable of the Month

One of the many signs of spring is seeing fiddleheads sprout from the earth. For centuries, fiddleheads have been a traditional spring delicacy in many American Indian dishes. Fiddleheads are the fronds that grow from the earth from ferns. Not all fiddleheads are edible, but the ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) fiddleheads are.

Leafy Greens

Featured Fruit/Vegetable - Leafy Greens

Good taste and crunchy texture, wonderful colors and fragrances, eating a large serving of fresh, raw vegetables each day can have great health benefits.

Tomatoes

Fruit/Vegetable of the Month - Tomatoes

Health Benefits: Tomatoes can help to lower cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E and manganese.