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Limu’s iodine component makes it extra-nutritious

By Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 25, 2012

~~<p>Public health recommendations almost always include an increase in consumption of vegetables. This is based on the fact that vegetables provide many essential vitamins and minerals within a low-calorie food. Vegetables also provide many antioxidant compounds along with a variety of health-promoting phytochemicals.</p>
<p>But the recommendation often overlooks a category of vegetable foods that is common in Japan, China, Korea and Hawaii: limu.</p>
~~

Public health recommendations almost always include an increase in consumption of vegetables. This is based on the fact that vegetables provide many essential vitamins and minerals within a low-calorie food. Vegetables also provide many antioxidant compounds along with a variety of health-promoting phytochemicals.

But the recommendation often overlooks a category of vegetable foods that is common in Japan, China, Korea and Hawaii: limu. Login for more...



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