Produce of the Week

Produce of the Week, April 27, 2017

Pixie tangerines are small and mighty, yet they have a higher amount of some vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants compared to oranges. Surprisingly, pixie tangerines may contain more vitamin C and A, which could help fight against common colds. Its’ high amount of fiber could help with colon cancer and possibly heart disease. With the higher…

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CSA Produce of the Week, April 10, 2017

Green onions, also called scallions, are a type of onion that has a mild taste. This vegetable can be eaten either raw or cooked and are available all year round. Most importantly, green onions are nutritionally beneficial in many ways. Green onions contain riboflavin, folate, vitamin B-12, iron and calcium. Further research also indicates that…

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CSA Produce of the Week, April 3, 2017

The sweet and crunchy snap pea is rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, and folate, among other nutrients, and adds a delightful texture to many dishes, when used either cooked or raw. It also has vitamin K, a key nutrient for bone health. The most common way is to quickly sauté or toss into stir-fries…

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CSA Produce of the Week, March 6, 2017

Fennel is mostly used as a spice from their seeds but the bulb of the vegetable is also widely used. This vegetable is packed with an array of health benefits that include its antioxidant factor, immune support, while promoting cardiovascular and colon health. The top three nutrients that fennel provide are Vitamin C, fiber and…

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CSA Produce of the Week, February 27, 2017

A member of the cabbage family, Cauliflower can be found in several colorful varieties, including white, pale green, orange and purple. Cauliflower is a flower that has not finished developing, causing the curd-like, edible head found when leaves are removed from the plant. White cauliflower has the same sweet, nutty, crunchy texture and flavor as…

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CSA Produce of the Week, February 20, 2017

Pomelo’s are an ancestor to the grapefruit that tastes like a hybrid between a juicy grapefruit and a sweet orange with a thicker rind. Like other citrus fruits, they help lower blood pressure, prevent cancer risks, and play a role in conserving brainpower. Pomelo’s are rich in Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber! Vitamin C plays…

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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, January 30, 2017

Bacon avocados are rich in many vitamins and minerals like vitamin B5, B6, folate, vitamin K, and fiber. They are similar to the Californian Hass avocado, but do not taste like bacon despite its name. Named after farmer James Bacon, bacon avocados have a smooth, thin green skin and have a lighter yellow- green flesh.…

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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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