Produce of the Week

CSA Produce of the Week, February 6, 2017

Collard greens are leafy vegetables that grow at their peak during the winter months. The sweet flavor of these leafy greens comes from tolerating frosty temperatures. Collards are nutrient-dense, low in calories and a good source of vitamins A, C and K, as well as fiber and antioxidants. Other nutritional benefits of collards include helping…

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CSA Produce of the Week, November 7, 2016

Zucchini falls under the umbrella of summer squashes, which means it is harvested before their rinds harden. You can add Zucchini as a light side to any dish since this fruit is really low in calories. Yes! Even though Zucchini is served as a vegetable, it is technically a fruit because it comes from a…

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CSA Produce of the Week, October 24, 2016

Haychia Persimmons, like many fruits, are full of fiber, vitamins and minerals such as Potassium, Vitamin B6, Beta Carotene and Vitamin C. It is these properties that may help your body process food, lower blood pressure, improve eye health, and possibly even aid your immune system. Haychia Persimmons come from the family Diospyros and were…

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CSA Produce of the Week, October 17, 2016

Yellow mini bells are small, very sweet, yellow bell peppers that pack a punch when it comes to flavor and nutrients. This low calorie food is loaded with many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and manganese. The great thing about all bell peppers in general is that they…

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CSA Produce of the Week, October 10, 2016

Tatsoi, which is also called spoon mustard, is packed with many nutrients like vitamin C, carotenoids, folate, calcium, and potassium. With this array of nutrients and its powerful phytochemicals, tatsoi is a healthy, low calorie addition to any meal. Tatsoi contains more vitamin C than oranges, making this an excellent option to boost your immune…

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CSA Produce of the Week, August 29, 2016

Tuscan (Napoli) Melon Tuscan Cantaloupe is a fruit that is not only tasty but is loaded with lots of nutrients! Specialty Produce asserts cantaloupes are fully ripened and sweet when it has dark green lines. Furthermore, Tuscan Cantaloupes have an excellent source of vitamin A and Vitamin C. They also are high in antioxidants and…

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CSA Produce of the Week, August 2, 2016

Yellow Wax Beans Yellow wax beans are a rich source of dietary fiber that may help reduce blood cholesterol levels. These beans may contribute to prevent constipation and controls blood sugar levels. Yellow wax beans also contains protein that can help maintain healthy tissues and bones. Iron and manganese intake may be increased with these…

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CSA Produce of the Week, July 25, 2016

Blue Lake Green Beans Blue Lake Beans are bright crunchy green beans that are also a part of the green bean family. These blue lake beans pack a lot of nutritional benefits. For instance, blue lake beans are fat free, saturated fat free, sodium free, and cholesterol free. Not to mention, blue lake beans are…

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CSA Produce of the Week, July 18, 2016

Seedless Watermelon Watermelon is a naturally rich source of lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant with many health benefits. Studies have shown that lycopene may be protective against certain types of cancers and cardiovascular disease. Watermelon also contains citrulline, an amino acid which may contribute to the reduction of muscle soreness. Watermelon may help reduce…

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CSA Produce of the Week, July 11, 2016

Raspberries Raspberries provide a wonderful sour, but sweet taste. Not only vibrant and colorful, raspberries have an interesting texture packed with vitamins. This small berry contains a high level of antioxidants and consuming them can help with the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. In addition, the fiber and water content in raspberries can…

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