Perfect size for mouth-popping! Add gorgeous color and flavour to fresh mixed green salads. Ideal garnish for sandwiches and pita bread specialties. Dress up appetizer platters and veggie trays. </br></br>A good source of potassium, tomatoes offer vitamin A, vitamin C, some calcium and iron.
Avocados are also known as 'Alligator Pears'. They're great chopped in a salad, garnishing a soup, spread on toast or lightly salted. </br> </br> Avocados are a good source of folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin K, fibre, potassium, and healthy unsaturated fats. They're also a good source of cartenoids, which are good for anti-inflammation.
Similar to broccoli but with smaller florets and longer, thin stalks. It is a cross between broccoli and kai-lan (Chinese Kale). </br></br>Broccolini, also known as broccolette, has a flavor that is sweet, with notes of both broccoli and asparagus. Broccolini is nutritionally very similar to broccoli and is considered a tremendous source of carotenoids and other anti-inflammatory nutrients that may help decrease the odds of cancer and cardiovascular disease. It's also an amazing source of vitamins A, C and K.
An excellent alternative to broccoli, organic cauliflower has taste that is unparalleled. So good that you might not even need dip to enjoy it! </br> </br> Often steamed or boiled, try sauteeing cauliflower for a change. Adding cauliflower to a skillet helps retain the vegetables crispness, and holds in the flavour. Cauliflower is high in both fiber and vitamin C, with a half cup of florets providing nearly half of ones daily requirement for vitamin C. It also contains a fair amount of vitamin A, folate, calcium and potassium as well as selenium, which works with Vitamin C to boost the immune system.
Fresh local cabbage. Green and crisp. Definitely delicious. </br></br>Cabbage, particularly short cooked or raw cabbage, contains sinigrin. Sinigrin has been shown to have unique cancer preventative properties, specifically for bladder, prostate, and colon cancer. A great source of vitamins K, C, and A.
These gems are a member of the cabbage family and can be eaten raw or cooked. They have a slight broccoli flavour and are delicious. </br>_x000D_ </br>_x000D_ Kohlrabi is a member of the cabbage family. It can be eaten raw or cooked. It is especially high vitamin C and dietary fiber.
Chestnut button mushrooms are our hardworking, standard mushroom variety. Wonderful in soups, salads, sandwiches and especially sauteed! </br> </br> Replace your white buttons with these and enjoy the enhanced flavour and texture. These grow up to eventually become the beloved portabello. Crimini mushrooms are a good source of vitamin D and B vitamins, making it a great immune boosting treat.
Crimini button mushrooms are our hardworking, standard mushroom variety. Wonderful in soups, salads, sandwiches and especially sauteed! </br> </br> Replace your white buttons with these and enjoy the enhanced flavour and texture. These grow up to eventually become the beloved portabello. Crimini mushrooms are a good source of vitamin D and B vitamins, making it a great immune boosting treat.
Portabellas are the king of mushrooms and are the 'steak' of the veggie world. Grill with melted cheese and peppers on the BBQ, or saut them with some balsamic vinegar and parmesan cheese. </br></br>Portabellas are the older brother of crimini mushrooms... meaning they are just the oversized, grown up version. These mushrooms are a good source of vitamin D and B vitamins, making it a great immune boosting treat.
Pair shiitake with Asian mustard greens, eggplant, rice, noodles, garlic, soy and chile. May be sauteed, roasted or skewered and grilled. </br></br>Shiitake mushrooms have long been used for medicinal purposes in both raw and dried form. They are rich in vitamins and minerals with potently high levels of vitamin B2, B12 and vitamin D. Shiitakes are a source of the compound Lentinan, which is being evaluated as an anti-cancer drug.
Dill Dill Dill! Get some potatoes, carrots, butter, and dill and make yourself happy! </br> </br> While pretty low on the nutritional scale, dill is loaded with health beneficial flavonoids, and monoterpenes. They act as antioxidants and trap free radicals in our bodies.
Garnish your dinner with this tasty, palette cleansing herb! Or make your own tabouli salad! </br> </br> Mineral-rich and vitamin-rich parsley stems and leaves offer an excellent source of magnesium, iron, calcium, beta carotene and vitamin C.
Fresh mint... Fragrant and delicious, this mint will be the perfect garnish to your cocktails, or make some mint chocolate cookies. </br></br>Mint is especially rich in carotenes and vitamin C. Carotenes are nutrients that give plants their characteristic colors and are antioxidant precursors to vitamin A. Mint is also a good source of several essential minerals, including magnesium, copper, iron, potassium, and calcium.
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A nice bunch of local rosemary. An amazingly fragrant and flavourful herb that goes incredibly well with potatoes or roasts. </br> </br> Rosemary contains substances that are useful for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation, and improving digestion. Rosemary also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that may make it useful for reducing the severity of asthma attacks. In addition, rosemary has been shown to increase the blood flow to the head and brain, improving concentration.
Fresh thyme. A welcome flavour in salads, soups, chowders, sauces, breads, vegetable and meat dishes. _x000D_ _x000D_ Thymolnamed after the herb itselfis the primary volatile oil constituent of thyme, which has been found to protect and significantly increase the percentage of healthy fats found in cell membranes and other cell structures. Therefore is it likely very beneficial for brain health. _x000D_ _x000D_ Thyme also contains a variety of flavonoids, including apigenin, naringenin, luteolin, and thymonin. These flavonoids increase thyme's antioxidant capacity, and combined with its status as a very good source of manganese, give thyme a high standing on the list of anti-oxidant foods.
The perfect light garnish. A wonderful addition to many soups, salads, sandwiches, stir fries, or any other dish that starts with 's'. </br></br>A five ounce serving of onions contains about 60 calories and no fat or cholesterol. Onions are an excellent source of vitamin C, plus offer vitamin A, vitamin B-complex, magnesium, potassium, calcium and fibre.
This all-purpose onion is a nice balance of astringency and sweet flavour, becoming sweeter the longer they cook. </br></br>Onions are high in flavenoids and have strong anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and cancer fighting properties. Don't worry about onion breath, you're doing your body good!
This all-purpose onion is a nice balance of astringency and sweet flavour, becoming sweeter the longer they cook. </br></br> Onions are high in flavenoids and have strong anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and cancer fighting properties. Don't worry about onion breath, you're doing your body good!
A half pound of leeks! Enjoy the mild & sweet onion taste of leeks. Great for sauteeing, or in quiches. </br> </br> Leeks are a good source of iron, vitamin C and folate. They, like other Allum family members (onions, garlic), are rich in antioxidants such as polyphenols and flavenoids. This means they're healthy for our hearts.
Scapes are the greens of a garlic plant. Delicious to munch, pickle or fry. The perfect cure for any cold and sweeter than garlic bulbs. </br> </br> All varieties of garlic possess antibiotic properties to some forms of bacteria, viruses and intestinal parasites. Plants in the garlic family lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and may also be used a diuretic, an anti-inflammatory agent, an expectorant or a decongestant. Both garlic and onions contain allylic sulfides, which are being studied for their ability to help prevent certain types of cancer and coronary disease.