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 […]

Harvesting the Benefits of Asparagus

Written by Andrew Akhaphong, MS, RD, LD, Mackenthun’s registered dietitian Updated May 5, 2024 When it comes to fresh and delicious produce as the warmer season approaches, produce like asparagus and rhubarb often marks its beginnings. Asparagus is a perennial vegetable which means it can regenerate itself each year. Before asparagus can be harvested it […]