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Amazing Pomegranates: Rosh Hashanah Specialty, Nutritional Powerhouse

Painting of Pomegranates by Leah Laker

Rimonim/Pomegranates – Painting by Leah Laker Your lips are like a thread of scarlet, your speech is beautiful. Your cheeks are like a piece of pomegranate from behind your veil.                      

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Is “Gush Katif” Bug-Free Israeli Produce Safe to Eat?

Kosher With No Certificate, an article appearing online in Globes on June 19, 2014 and in the Sunday, June 22, 2014 Business & Finance section of The Jerusalem Post (where I saw it) answered a question that I’ve had for

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Pesach Strategies for Eating Healthy & Shopping Smart

Pesach (Passover), especially for those of us who do not eat kitniyot (certain legumes, grains, and vegetables) and/or gebrochts, often find the holiday to be onerously heavy on the matzah and potatoes. Faced with what’s perceived as “the possibility of

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Israeli (and other) Consumers: Scan those ingredient lists – or eat at your own risk!

According to the Israel Consumer Council, most people don’t read the labels on food packages. Only 17% take care to always read the label, with 40% of consumers not reading the label at all. The survey also shows that the

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Homemade peanut butter without anti-nutrients

Are you looking for pure peanut butter without additives here in Israel?  Have you gone through the grocery store aisles only to be disappointed by the various brands of peanut butter all with added sugar, oils, and other ingredients? They

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