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We love fruits and vegetables here at AICR. They're delicious, healthy and filled with cancer-fighting compounds, but realize sometimes an apple doesn't make the best gift. So we've found fruit and vegetable-inspired gifts that cover a range of budgets and styles.
They may not be edible, but these vegetable parchments by Margaret Dorfman are still delicious looking. All of her art is hand made, using real produce that's sliced and dried into brilliant, translucent creations. She doesn't need to add any artificial dyes -- each fruit or vegetable gets its gem-like color from its individual phytochemicals.
If you cook regularly chances are you use your chopping knives daily. For that cook in your life, this Kuhn Rikon set makes cutting, slicing and mincing a fun and colorful affair.
There are hundreds of healthy cookbooks out there. We've picked a few of our favorites that focus on fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains.
New American Plate Cookbook
Cook and Freeze
Simply in Season
The Plant-Powered Diet
Melissa's Great Book of Produce
Winter is a great time to plant an indoor herb garden. This herb growing kit comes with a tin, four herb plants of your choice and growing instructions.
You can also include our popular Herb and Spice Wheel to help that special someone incorporate more herbs and spices into meals.
Along with your favorite herbs, you may want to include a way to cut them. Herb scissors make herb-snipping just a little easier, and they're small so can tuck away easily.
If you know someone who loves mangoes and does not have this item, then you're in luck. This pitter makes the mess and stickiness of eating a mango - packed with carotenoids and other cancer-fighting compounds -- begone.
For the tea lover in your life, portable tea infusers like these strawberry-inspired ones from Trudeau are great for loose leaf tea at home or the office.
If you need a reason to drink more tea, research has shown that some tea is rich in antioxidants.
Have someone in your life who loves cooking asian foods, or just eating with chopsticks? These coloful chopstick holders are shaped like our favorite stir-fry ingredients. Who wouldn't love this?
For that woman in your life who adores broccoli, artichokes or even shallots, these whimsical earrings will let her enjoy them all day.
These herb and vegetable-infused soaps are hand-crafted in Italy and come in a variety of natural scents including pumpkin, cucumber and tomato.
Cooking has never been so stylish. Aprons are back and you've got so many to choose from. Get one for the super hero in your kitchen!
Published on December 5, 2013
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