Perfect pepper for stuffing, fresh eating or sauteing. Mini-bell peppers make attractive appetizers and hors d'ouevres. </br> </br> Low in calories, bell peppers are fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free. An excellent source of vitamin C, one raw bell pepper provides more of this nutrient than one cup of orange juice.
Bell Peppers were first discovered by Christopher Columbus who mistakenly named them a pepper expecting a spicy or hot flavour. These are sweet peppers.</br> </br> Bell Peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, often twice as much per pepper as found in a regular navel orange.
1 lb of premium Roma Tomatoes! This is your sauce tomato - make your tomato sauce or soup something special. </br> </br> Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E and K. They are also low in fat and calories and high in potassium, folate and fiber. Studies have shown that a diet rich in tomatoes can help prevent cardiovascular disease by reducing LDL Cholesterol and lowering both blood pressure and inflammation. Tomatoes contain the powerful antioxidant lycopene, which has been shown to protect against many different types of cancer most notably prostate. The lycopene in tomatoes, particularly cooked tomatoes, helps prevent and reduce the progression of prostate cancer.
Red or orange grape tomatoes are the perfect addition to any salad, or cut up and tossed in your favourite pasta. </br></br>Though grape tomatoes, like all tomatoes, are members of the nightshade family, they are one of the best things you can eat. They are low in calories, rich in vitamins and minerals, may provide protection against cancer and can be cooked in a variety of delicious ways.
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. </br></br>Broccolini's flavor 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.
Crunchy. Red. So good. Adds wonderful colour and texture to many dishes. Essential in homemade coleslaw! </br></br> Fat-free and cholesterol-free, red cabbage is rich in vitamin C, plus offers carbohydrates, calcium, iron, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, potassium and fibre. One cup of shredded cabbage contains about 25 calories.
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.
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.
A wonderful all purpose culinary herb. Try in spicy tortilla soup recipes, or add to your homemade salsa! </br></br> Rich in vitamins K and A and full of potassium, calcium, manganese, and iron. Manganese is an important cofactor for detoxifying enzymes in the body!
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.
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.