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Queens Food Day

Queens Food Day

Mums will be in Socrates Sculpture Park 

Saturday October 14th 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presented in partnership with Queens Action Council (QuAC) and City Harvest

Explore and become a part of the landscape of food justice in Northwest Queens with Socrates Sculpture Park and Queens Action Council (QuAC)’s annual Queens Food Day! This is a fun and interactive day packed with a variety of community organizations sharing knowledge and resources on nutrition education, food affordability and accessibility, urban farming, planting and gardening, sustainability, and healthy living.

WHAT IS FOOD JUSTICE?

Food justice is communities exercising their right to...


Tamarind! Medicinal Properties?

Tamarind! Medicinal Properties?

The Medicinal Properties of Tamarind...

Tamarind fruit contains certain health benefiting essential volatile chemical compounds, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber.

Its sticky pulp is a rich source of non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) or dietary-fiber such as gums, hemicelluloses, mucilage, pectin and tannins. 100 g of fruit pulp provides 5.1 or over 13% of dietary fiber. NSP or dietary fiber in the food increases its bulk and augments bowel movements thereby help prevent constipation. The fiber also binds to toxins in the food thereby help protect the colon mucus membrane from cancer-causing chemicals.

In addition, dietary fibers in the...