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St. Louis's Garden of Eden

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By Hillary Wicai, KWMU

St. Louis, MO –

Your mother always said "eat your veggies," but many peole don't eat nearly enough of them for good health. The USDA recommends as many as five servings of fruits and veggies a day.

But just shopping for high quality produce in an urban setting can be a challenge. KWMU's Hillary Wicai prepared this report on the Garden of Eden, which is working to meet that need.

Recipe for Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Fruit

Ingredients:
2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled
2 T butter or margarine
1 large granny smith apple, cored
1 pear, cored and sliced
1/2 c fresh cranberries or pineapple
1/4 t ground nutmeg
1/4 c honey

Cut sweet potatoes into 1-1/2 in. cubes and slice apple. Saute sweet potatoes in butter for 10 minutes, stirring often. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Remover cover and continue cooking over medium heat until potatoes and fruit are tender. Makes 6 servings.

Calories 270, Fat 4g, Fiber 7g (26%), Vitamin A 660%, Vitamin C 70%

If desired add other fresh fruits in season or use other spices like cinnamon, cloves, apple or pumpkin pie spice. Use your favorite kind of apple. For added fiber, don't peel the sweet potatoes.

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