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MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES for Establishing Eucalyptus Plantations in Western Gulf States
Summary of research on how to plant and cultivate eucalyptus plantations in southern Louisiana and Texas.
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Judging Home Preserved Foods
Fairs... festivals... and special events. Judging of exhibits often is included as a way to add excitement and anticipation. In order for these activities to take place in a meaningful way, however, knowledgeable people willing to participate as judges must be identified. Judging requires basic rules and standards from the sponsor. Use these uniform judging standards from the National Center for Home Food Preservation at your next event. (PDF Format Only)
Freezing Yams or Sweet Potatoes
Freezing Yams or Sweet Potatoes
The Louisiana yam is an exceptional type of sweet potato, sweet and flavorful, with a soft moist flesh. It is delicious whether baked, boiled, fried, mashed, candied or used in hundreds of other ways — from main dishes to desserts. This publication includes information on the nutritive value, selection and preparations for freezing, boiling or candying yams or sweet potatoes. (PDF format only)
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Freezing Fruits
You can enjoy the delicious flavor of fresh fruits year-round by freezing fruits and berries during the short season when they are plentiful and relatively inexpensive. Freezing will not improve the quality of any food but will maintain it if the procedures recommended in this publication are followed. (PDF format only)
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Food Safety and You: The Dangers of Raw Pet Food Diets
As natural as raw pet food diets may seem, these diets have not been shown to be healthier for pets. In addition, they can pose significant risks to humans.
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Enjoy Louisiana Blueberries
Blueberries are nature’s No. 1 source of antioxidants among more than 50 fresh fruits and vegetables studied. They also are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Information on pick-your-own operations, selection, storage, preparation, freezing, canning and using Louisiana blueberries can be found in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
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Food Safety and You: Foodborne Botulism
Foodborne botulism is a rare but serious illness caused by eating foods that contain neurotoxins produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The botulinum toxin can affect the central nervous system and cause muscle weakness, paralysis and even death.
superfoods for women
Superfoods for Women
Superfoods provide a host of benefits to help us live longer, healthier lives. They are high in phytonutrients, chemicals that occur naturally in food. They protect against cancer, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension and may also boost your immune function and perhaps lower your risk for infection. Here are 10 superfoods that offer a good start to a balanced diet for women. (PDF Format Only)
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Superfoods for Men
Superfoods provide a host of benefits to help us live longer, healthier lives. They are high in phytonutrients, chemicals that occur naturally in food. They protect against cancer, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension and may also boost your immune function and perhaps lower your risk for infection. Here are 10 superfoods that offer a good start to a balanced diet for men. (PDF Format Only)
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Enjoying Louisiana Crawfish
Enjoy Louisiana crawfish for delicious taste and good nutrition. Crawfish are an excellent source of high-quality protein and are low in calories, fat and saturated fat. Information on types of crawfish, availability, cooking, freezing, nutrients and recipes included. (PDF Format Only)
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Louisiana Peaches
Enjoy Louisiana peaches for good heath. This publication includes information on use, variety development, selection, amounts to buy, storage, freezing and canning. It also includes recipes for freezing, canning, preserves, honey, marmalade, pickles, relish, conserves and cobbler. (PDF Format Only)
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It's Strawberry Time
Choose Louisiana strawberries for a nutritious and delicious treat. In addition to the fact that Louisiana berries are naturally sweet and tasty, locally grown berries require less shipping time than those grown out of state, helping to ensure quality. This publication includes information on buying, freezing, preserving and preparing strawberries. It also includes recipes. (PDF Format Only)
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Canning Greens
Greens freeze well, and most of them may be canned successfully at home if special precautions are taken to ensure adequate processing in a pressure canner. Use these steps to successfully can mustard greens, turnip greens, collard greens, spinach, kale or chard. (PDF Format Only)
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My Pyramid: Eating the Healthy Way - USDA Food Guide for 1,800 and 2,000 Calories
Smart Choices Youth is a community nutrition education program from the LSU AgCenter for Grades 5-8. (PDF Format Only)
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Nutrition Facts Label Help!
Smart Choices Youth is a community nutrition education program of the LSU AgCenter for Grades 5-8. Learn more about reading the Nutrition Facts label in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
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Health in Each Vegetable
Smart Choices Youth is a community nutrition education program of the LSU AgCenter for Grades 5-8. (PDF Format Only)
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Fruit Facts
Smart Choices Youth is a community nutrition education program of the LSU AgCenter for Grades 5-8. (PDF Format Only)
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Vegetable Facts
Smart Choices Youth is a community nutrition education program of the LSU AgCenter for Grades 5-8. (PDF Format Only)
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Fats in Foods: How Much for Kids?
Smart Choices Youth is a community nutrition education program of the LSU AgCenter for Grades 5 – 8. (PDF Format Only)
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Meat and Fish Fun Facts
Smart Choices Youth is a community nutrition education program of the LSU AgCenter for Grades 5-8. (PDF Format Only)
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