The primary blemishes fresh market potato growers face today include black dot, black scurf, scab, silver scurf, unattractive skin color, malformed tubers and other unknown blemish problems. A new webpage, Potato Tuber Blemishes Understanding & Diagnosis, provides some information on these blemishes.
Since 1969, EFNEP has reached more than 31 million low-income families and youth, improving their diets and food-related behaviors. Each year EFNEP enrolls more than half a million new program participants. In 2013, EFNEP reached 121,025 adults and 418,961 youth directly and nearly 360,000 family members indirectly.
Because about 80 percent of weight loss interventions fail, many due to hunger and food cravings, pulses can be an important area of research because of their role in satiety.
Pulses have been in use as human food for at least 10,000 years, and have current applications for animal feed and biofuel as well, with economic impact second only to cereal grain crops.
Recent review looks at the nutritional and health benefits of both beans and grains, and how they complement one another.
.” This review of recent studies aims to add to the body of research to show evidence for dietary guidelines that emphasize pulses in the diet for better health and decreased risk of cardiovascular health problems.
Pulses have a multitude of nutritional benefits including protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Pulses have many nutritional components
"...pulses are so rich in vitamins, minerals, and other phytochemicals,..."
“Pulses are seen as a staple food because they are nutritious and provide most of the ingredients that help to improve health…this could encourage more consumers who are concerned about their health to consider eating pulses more frequently.”
This study evaluates the potential of pulse food fractions and flours to be used on a wide scale in manufacturing gluten-free friendly snack products.
Among pulses’ many nutritive properties are their high complex carbohydrate content, including soluble and insoluble fiber, and slowly digestible and resistant starches.
One of the most important and effective ways to prevent and manage chronic disease is dietary change.
Pulse crops are an important part of vegetable intake...
Chickpeas are known by many names, including garbanzo beans
"Research to date has shown the power of peas to have a role in many health benefits in humans...."
Pulses have been studied extensively for their numerous health benefits.
"Legumes have for some time been connected with long-lived cultures...."