Food of the Week
WHFoods
The George Mateljan Foundation is a non-profit organization with no commercial interests. Our purpose is to show you a healthier way of eating that's enjoyable, affordable, quick and easy to fit your personal needs and lifestyle.
June 21, 2004

Dear Friend of WHFoods,

Today we are celebrating the first week of summer with a new look for our Weekly Bulletin. Emphasis is on seasonal foods. Summer is the time for an abundance of fruits and vegetables that you can purchase from your local market, from farmer's markets or pick from your own vegetable garden. Strawberries, watermelon, corn, broccoli and fresh caught salmon are some of the seasonal foods we enjoy best during the summer months. We want to help you become aware of what fruits and vegetables are in season because this is when they are the most abundant, flavorful and least expensive. A study conducted in Japan found that spinach harvested at the peak of their season also had 50% more nutrients than those harvested out of season! Seasonal eating keeps us in tune with nature. So during the coming summer months, let's enjoy the light summer foods that will keep us cool and refreshed. Eat Seasonally!

George Mateljan

What's New This Week

Selecting the most ecologically sustainable shrimp is the Food Tip of the Week, Read more

Should I be concerned about mercury in fish and what fish are safe to eat? from George Answers your Questions.

Vitamin B12 from Essential Nutrients.

Olive Oil and Oats from Latest News.

Bulletin

THIS WEEK IN SEASON . . .
Shrimp

Did you know that studies have shown little justification for leaving shrimp out of a healthy diet because of concerns of high cholesterol levels? You will be happy to hear, for example, researchers have found that although a 300g serving of shrimp per day raised LDL levels (bad cholesterol) by 7% it also raised HDL levels (good cholesterol) by 12% while significantly raising the ratios of good to bad cholesterol and of good cholesterol to total cholesterol. These ratios have been found to be better markers of cholesterol health than levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) alone. In addition, the levels of triglycerides (a form in which fat is carried in the blood) in those who ate the shrimp diet decreased by 13%! Shrimp is also a good source of those hard to find omega 3 fatty acids (8% of DV). Read more. Read more...

Other articles of interest:

Take Fish to Heart
Omega 3 Fatty Acits
Cholesterol

Try some of our other delicious recipes that include shrimp:

15 Minute Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Garlic Shrimp Salad
looking for a light summer recipe?

Recipe of the Week

Shopping List:

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 TBS minced fresh ginger
  • 3 medium cloves garlic
  • 2 cups fresh sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 TBS soy sauce
  • 2 TBS mirin wine
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 lb snapper fillet
  • 8 large scallops
  • 8 large shrimp
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro