7 healthy foods made in Georgia

Who says Southern foods can’t be part of a sensible diet?
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Georgia Honey Farm
Georgia Honey Farm Raw Wildflower Comb

Raw honey is packed full of antioxidants and can help heal wounds and improve digestive function. Eat it alone or with the comb, which can be crumbled over salads, oatmeal, or desserts. $14.95 for 12 ounces

PB2
PB2 powdered peanut butter

Tifton-based Bell Plantation presses peanuts to remove the fat, resulting in a powder that can be reconstituted into a spread or added to smoothies or sauces. A two-tablespoon serving of PB2 has 45 calories, compared with 190 in ordinary peanut butter. $27.16 for a case of four

ButterCups
ButterCups

Made from butter, olive oil, avocado oil, and whole-milk kefir, ButterCups butter spread has less than half the saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium of regular butter. Manufactured in Orchard Hill, it’s available in multiple flavors like sweet cream with sea salt and olive-garlic. $6 for 12 ounces, Kroger and Peachtree City Farmers Market

Paulk's Pride Purple Muscadine Grape Juice
Paulk’s Pride Purple Muscadine Grape Juice

Muscadines—large, sweet grapes native to Georgia—are a top source of resveratrol, the heart-protective antioxidant found in red wine. Also native to Georgia: the past six generations of the Paulk family, who still operate Paulk Vineyards in Irwin County. $8 for 750 milliliters

Oliver Farm unrefined pecan oil
Oliver Farm unrefined pecan oil

Pressed by a fifth-generation farmer in Wilcox County, this oil is free of artificial additives and has a relatively low saturated fat content (7 percent, compared with 17 percent for peanut oil). $15 for 8 ounces, Preserving Place, Strippaggio, and oliverfarm.com

Mana in Our Foods
Mana In Our Foods

These mostly vegan, organic meal kits were developed by Athens mom Alyssa DuVall. We like the coconut lentil curry and spicy black bean and quinoa sliders. $7 each, mana-foods.com

Ogeechee Gold Ginger Ale
Ogeechee Gold Ginger Ale

Turmeric, a natural anti-inflammatory, adds a bright yellow color to this organic drink, which is also flavored with digestive-soothing ginger and galangal (a root often used in Asian cooking). $3 for 12 ounces, Star Provisions and Preserving Place

Photographs by Caroline C. Kilgore; Honeycomb: LuAnne Demeo

This article originally appeared in our January 2016 issue.

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