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Healthy Eating with Mary Sjoberg

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are important in a cancer preventive diet especially because of their high concentrations of the trace mineral selenium. Selenium functions with antioxidant enzymes to increase the antioxidant capacity of other vitamins in the body, and is important in regulation of thyroid hormone. In cancer prevention, selenium is needed to repair DNA or promote […]

Garlic (and the onion family)

Garlic is from the allium family along with onions, shallots, and chives. It is one of the oldest medicinal foods used by humans. References for garlic can be found in the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus, and in records about its use by Hippocrates to treat chest pain, leprosy, and toothache. The word garlic is an Anglo-Saxon […]

Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli Rabe goes by many names. We also see it labeled rapini, raab, and brocoletti. Brocoletti is the shortened form of the Italian “brocoletti di rape,” which translates to “little stalks of turnip.” It is a winter staple in Italy. Although the name connotes the image of being related to broccoli, rabe is actually a […]


The long history of turnips, along with other members of the cabbage family, traces their use to the Mediterranean areas dating from pre-history. Cultivation began in Eurasia about 4000 years ago. Turnips are related to radishes and rutabagas. They have been called a “poor man’s vegetable” because they can grow in the poorest of soils. […]