vegetables

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Oh Snap! is a line of pickles and pickled veggies in single serving packages. The concept is an on-the-go snack of a healthy vegetable. Oh Snap! comes in 8 varieties – … Read More

We hear over and over again that cruciferous vegetables are good for us and we should be eating more of them. Which vegetables fall into this healthy group? Kale– avoid bunches with brown or yellowed leaves. Kale is the king of vitamin K having the highest level of the vitamin among all foods. Kohlrabi – … Read More

What makes cauliflower so popular and versatile as an ingredient? It is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family – cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and kale. All these vegetables are rich in glucosinolates which stimulates the body’s natural antioxidant systems. Once these systems are triggered a cascade of antioxidant activity is created that cycles … Read More

All types of endive are the leaf of the chicory plant – curly (also called frisee), broad-leaved (commonly called escarole) and Belgian (pale to white cone-shaped head). One cup has 9 calories, 71 micrograms of folate (a B vitamin), 542 milligrams of vitamin A and 115 micrograms of vitamin K (close to one and half … Read More

In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, elderly women who ate more vegetables showed less carotid artery wall thickness. This type of thickening of the vessel walls is the underlying cause for heart disease and stroke. Cruciferous vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts offered the most protection. … Read More

Not always. In some cases, the canning process locks in nutrients and in other cases it can enhance the availability of nutrients. Canned blueberries contain more of the powerful antioxidant, anthocyanin, than either fresh or frozen. Canned salmon is richer in heart-healthy omega-3 fats and calcium than fresh. Canning releases health-promoting antioxidants. One half cup … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Gaea known for its Olive Snack Packs which we have highlighted in the past has now added shelf-stable Veggie Snacks to their product line. Veggie Snacks are lightly pickled, crisp, NonGMO Project Verified, … Read More

Asparagus:  A part of the lily family, it is actually related to onions, leeks and garlic.  It’s high in folate and a good source of vitamin C.  It also contains inulin, a prebiotic fiber that helps nourish our gut bacteria, which supports your immune function.  Choose asparagus spears that are bright in color, straight and … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. We have reviewed Garden Lites products a number of times over the years. The company continues to innovate, offering an ever-expanding line of vegetable-based, gluten-free foods. We recently tasted four new … Read More

In the US most of us eat celery raw, in salads or as an ingredient in soups. Worldwide it has more prominence. In France, mirepoix, made from finely chopped celery, carrots and onions is a staple in many dishes. Few Cajun dishes, such as jambalaya and gumbo are made without the vital three – celery, … Read More