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Pepper and whfood.org-Blog

posted Sep 29, 2015, 10:40 AM by Scott Kilpatrick   [ updated Feb 20, 2018, 11:44 AM by Community Services ]

By Mike Lockwood-Harvest VISTA

Two weeks ago, I found the website whfood.org (the World’s Healthiest Foods) to highlight the benefits of pears.  Today, I discovered how extensive the webpage really is.  Under each food item, such as today’s food of the week, peppers, they outline the health benefits, as well as the history of the product, description, how to store it and how to prepare it for consumption.  I especially like the nutritional statistics such as calories and vitamin and mineral content of a typical piece of food.  Their example, in 1.00 cup of red peppers, it consists of 29 calories, 157% of your daily vitamin C requirement (more than an orange), and 7% of fiber.

 In addition, it can be added into a variety of dishes, such as being mixed with salad or sautéed with meat.  If you want a full meal in by using one pepper, try stuffed peppers here (http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/dads_stuffed_bell_peppers/).  More importantly, for those who come to the Moses Lake Food Bank on a regular basis, most of the ingredients can be found at the Food Bank.

For more information on World’s Healthiest Foods, check out the website here (http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=50&tname=foodspice) for more information on healthy foods and how to create healthy dishes with them.

The Moses Lake Food Bank seeks “to alleviate hunger in our community by providing assistance that is simple in style and exemplifies the spirit of providing for one’s neighbor…”  We hope you consider that when you either join us at our gleaning events or when you donate food or money.  Please keep continuing to support us and our mission to provide healthy food for our patrons.