Special Ingredient Saturday – Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Latin Name: Citrus sinensis Family: Rutaceae Description: Sweet orange oil is extracted from the peel of the orange fruit, which grows from an evergreen tree in tropical and subtropical climates. The oil makes up approximately one percent of the volume of the rind....

Special Ingredient Saturday – Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of Vitamin E and a good source of B1, manganese, magnesium, copper, selenium, phosphorus, and folate. Sunflower seeds are high in Vitamin E, which have antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals that could otherwise damage...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Clams

Clams are a quality protein source for your pet that also provides an excellent source of iron. Clams also provide phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, and...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Tomato

Tomatoes provide lycopene, an antioxidant that helps to prevent cancerous cell formations. The red coloration of tomatoes is derived from lycopene. Equally nutritious in any form (cooked or raw), unlike most fruits and vegetables, tomatoes actually increase in...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Yellow Squash and Zucchini

Research studies have found summer squash varieties (yellow, zucchini) to be excellent sources of alpha and beta-carotene (antioxidants). Summer squash is a great source of copper, manganese, Vitamin C, and magnesium. Research has also found that steaming this...

Special Ingredient Saturday – Lavender

Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia Origin: France Extraction Method: steam distilled from the flowering tops   The name ‘lavender’ is derived from the Latin ‘lavare’ meaning “to wash”. It has been used for thousands of years for its ability to disinfect, soothe...

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