Tag Archives: Healthy Living


SPINACA FARMS OPENS NEW REVENUE STREAMS FOR AMERICA’S FARMERS  IN THE FUNCTIONAL FOODS MARKET

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Gilroy, CA, April 16, 2018—Spinaca Farms, known for growing, packing and procuring conventional and certified organic produce for the fresh market, announced the launch of their Root-to-Shoot program that maximizes crop utility for American farmers while supplying high-quality domestic vegetable products to the rapidly expanding functional foods market. 

Under Root-to-Shoot, farmers have more options beyond the fresh and frozen markets. Now, Spinaca Farms is working with farmers to powder, juice and/or puree beneficial but overlooked portions of

If you count potato chips, a lot of Americans have been eating a semi-plant-based diet for years… which begs the question: What exactly is a plant-based diet? Researchers at the American College of Cardiology recently studied three iterations of plant-based diets to find that, while a higher intake of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables was associated with a “substantially lower risk of heart disease,” a plant-based diet that emphasized “less healthy plant foods like sweetened beverages, refined grains, potatoes and sweets had the opposite effect.” 

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Familiar with the sulfuric odor of a broccoli field? (We certainly are!) That stinky smell actually comes from sulforaphane, a compound present in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and kale.

Believe it or not, this malodorous component has been shown to inhibit the development and growth of cervical, pancreatic, hepatocellular carcinoma and ovarian cancer cells in the human body.

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