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Spillin' the Beans: Dry Edible Bean and Snap Bean Recipes, Nutrition Information and Tips (FN1646)

Beans are one of the most commonly eaten foods around the world because of their versatility, nutritional value and cost effectiveness.

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BAC DOWN! Keep Cold Foods Cold GIVE BACTERIA THE COLD SHOULDER. Keep the temperature in your fridge at 40 F or below. (FN-612)

Give bacteria the cold shoulder. Find the Chill challenge, the chill solution and the cool rules in this brochure.

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All About Beans Nutrition, Health Benefits, Preparation and Use in Menus (FN1643 Revised)

Beans are among the most versatile and commonly eaten foods throughout the world, and many varieties are grown in the U.S. Because of their nutritional composition, these economical foods have the potential to improve the diet quality and long-term health of those who consume beans regularly. The purpose of this publication is to provide evidence-based nutrition and health information about beans, preparation tips, sample recipes and references for further study.

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Handling Food through Floods (FN1549)

Flood water may carry silt, raw sewage, oil or chemical waste. If foods have been in contact with flood waters, use this information to determine their safety.

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Safe Food for Babies and Children: Warming Bottles Safely (FN716 Revised)

For the first year of a baby's life, breast milk or infant formula should be used to provide the nutrition necessary to promote growth and general health. Pre-mixed infant formula and expressed breast milk do not need to be heated prior to feeding. However, many babies prefer warm bottles because of the similarity to warm milk fed from the breast.

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Food Freezing Guide (FN403 Revised)

Freezing is one of the easiest, quickest, most versatile and most convenient methods of preserving foods. Properly frozen foods maintain more of their original color, flavor and texture and generally more of their nutrients than foods preserved by other methods.

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Now Serving: Slow Cooker Meals! (FN1511)

Imagine this: You have just walked in the door and are greeted by the aroma of a tender beef stew simmering in your slow cooker. You slice a loaf of whole-wheat bread and toss a simple spinach and strawberry salad. Dinner is served! Evenings like this can go from a dream to reality when using a slow cooker.

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Potatoes from garden to table (FN630)

Home-grown potatoes, or those purchased at a farmers market or other venues, are a nutritious part of a healthy diet from early July until the following spring in northern areas.

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Questions & Answers About Sodium and Its Impact on Our Health (FN1686)

Excessive sodium in our diet can increase our blood pressure, especially in salt-sensitive individuals. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the U.S., making cardiovascular disease responsible for one of every three deaths in the country.

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