Produce of the Week

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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CSA Vegetable of the Week, June 27, 2016

Jalapenos!! Jalapeno peppers contain capsaicin, a powerful active component of chili peppers that is used in a variety of beneficial ways. Capsaicin has been tested, in both the chili powder and the purified active form extracted from peppers, and shown that it may inhibit the growth of foodborne bacteria. Capsaicin is also believed to contribute…

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CSA Produce of the Week, June 20, 2016

Tangelos Tangelos are rich in dietary fiber and a variety of essential vitamins and minerals. A cross between a grapefruit and a tangerine, tangelos contain a high concentration of the same flavonoid compounds present in other members of the citrus fruit family, including oranges. A diet with a high intake of the nutrients and compounds…

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CSA Vegetable of the Week, June 13, 2016

Red Norland Potatoes Potatoes are considered to be a great source of carbohydrates. If cooked/ prepared properly, potatoes are a healthful food that contain an excellent source of potassium, vitamin B6, copper, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and vitamin C. It has all to do with how much resistant starch they contain. If you bake…

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