Crispy, Refreshing, Nourishing Cucumbers

Written by Andrew Akhaphong, MS, RD, LD   Updated May 30, 2024 In a consumer survey published by the International Fresh Produce Association in 2022 -(1) 50% of consumers purchases cucumbers the past year 73% prefer to eat cucumbers with a salad Persons ages 50 to 49-years are the largest purchasing group of cucumbers The […]

Culinary Corner – Shiitake Mushrooms

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The shiitake mushroom is native to Asia and is one of the most cultivated mushrooms globally; grown on decayed wood. Approximately 83% of shiitake mushroom production is through Japan. One will often find them in Asian dishes, but shiitake mushrooms have recently became a spotlight as a protein source in the vegan and vegetarian lifestyle. […]