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Sept. 7, 2013 11:11 a.m.


Number to Know


500: Goji berries, recommended to be eaten daily, are a rich source of antioxidants and have a whopping amount of vitamin C — better than 500 times more than an orange. These tasty berries also contain 19 amino acids and are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.


— Brandpoint


Food Quiz


About how many farmers markets exist across the country?


A. 500


B. 8,000


C. 30,000


D. 12,000


Answer at bottom of rail.


Wise to the Word


rutabaga: A rutabaga, sometimes called a Swedish turnip, is a root vegetable that looks like a pale yellow turnip and belongs to the cabbage family. The rutabaga kept many Germans from starving in the so-called Rutabaga Winter of 1916-17, remembered then as a “famine food.”


— Cookthink


The Dish On...


“Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You: More than 100 Delicious One-Pot Meals for Your 1.5-Quart/Litre Slow Cooker,” by Kathy Hester.


If you have a small family or are looking for better-portioned vegan meals (that don’t force you to eat chili for a week straight!), "Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You" is the perfect resource for you. Featuring recipes geared specifically for use with a 1.5- to 2-quart slow cooker, you’ll find endless meal ideas that you can make with minimal effort and maximum taste.


— Amazon.com


Food Quiz answer


- B. (The USDA National Farmers Market Directory listing about 8,000 across the country.)

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