The latest word from the nutrition front is that green leafy vegetables may be our most powerful weapon against cancer and other diseases of aging. Plus, most dark leafy greens are high in nutrients such as beta-carotene, anti-oxidants, folic acid, and fiber. In Greens Glorious Greens! Johnna Albi and Catherine Walthers, both gourmet natural-foods chefs, unlock the mysteries of buying and preparing these delicious vegetables. In an easy-to-use A-to-Z format, they cover thirty-five different greens, providing nutritional information and a brief historical profile for each, plus tips on how to shop for freshness, and how to store, wash, and cut the greens for maximum flavor. Albi and Walthers offer more than 140 ways to turn these nutritional superstars into delicious salads, soups, stews, entrees, and sautees. Most dishes are quick and easy, low in fat, and off the scale in terms of nutrients and taste. Many are vegetarian and therefore cholesterol free; some contain chicken, beef, or fish. Any home cook will delight in this clear and engaging guide to preparing all the vegetables that are not only good for you , but just plain good.
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