Great for drinks and culinary, our variety of spearmint has a pleasantly sweet flavor that is perfect for cooking and deserts. The leaves dry well, but when used fresh they make a nice tea or an even nicer mojito! Like Rafferty's basil it is grown in their aquaponic system without the use of any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Available in 28g (1oz) retail packs or 100g (3.5oz) bags for restaurants.
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. Thymol named after the herb itself is 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. 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.
For that crisp red onion flavour, you've found your match. These are fresh onions with the tops still on! A great symbol of harvest season. </br></br>Red onions have a high polyphenol content, including a rich concentration of flavonoid polyphenols. Among the flavonoids, they also provide a particularly large amount of quercetin, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory benefits.
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These locally grown vegetables keep well and add flavour to stews, stir frys, or just plain fried! Also a great garnish on a burger. Try roasting with other root vegetables with a sprinkle of olive oil and some balsamic vinegar. Add a bit of feta cheese for an additional flavour burst. The best onion for French Onion Soup!!!
1 lb of local shallots from Coaldale, AB. Ambition, a French red shallot this year. Shallots are favoured for their mild onion flavour, and can be used in the same manner as onions. </br> </br> Very similar to onions in nutritional value. Expect high levels of flavenoids and polyphenols from these shallots. Rather than degrade when cooked, many of these nutrients seep into the water, or oils, that the onions are cooking in.
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.
Russian garlic has a strong garlic flavour and a warm sweet aftertaste. Not only is Garlic widely used in many dishes but it is also reported that with regular use garlic helps to reduce blood cholesterol levels as well as blood pressure. An interesting tip for all gardeners is that, like other members of the onion family, garlic is reputed to keep insects and fungal diseases at bay. By growing clumps of garlic throughout your garden you may be able to ward off some common problems like aphids.
White Garlic becomes Black Garlic following a month-long fermentation process under strictly controlled heat and humidity. This very specific process results is a soft, jelly-like texture that is free from odour and has a taste similar to figs.<br><br> From a nutritional point of view, Black Garlic has a much higher content of allicin, the active ingredient in White Garlic that imparts its benefits, but without the odour. Additionally, Black Garlic is rich in amino acids and has almost double the amount of antioxidants when compared to White Garlic. But that is not the whole story.<br><br> Black Garlic also contains an additional very specific compound called S-Allycysteine (SAC) in very high concentrations, compared to White Garlic which is water soluble and thus absorbed easily within the body. S-Allylcysteine has been shown to assist with the absorption of allicin. This makes Black Garlic much more effective than White Garlic for all the benefits mentioned above and additionally it is well tolerated by the digestive system so the chance of gastric distress is completely minimised. <br> The black garlic is shelf stable. Because of the high sugar content, it is quite a bit like honey. The main thing is to keep it from drying out, which is why we keep it in resealable bags.
Usually counted in the list of top 10 superfoods, turmeric is an excellent spice for your kitchen and your health. </br></br>Turmeric root has both culinary and medicinal benefits that can be attributed to curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric. It is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that is used throughout Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic._x000D_ Best stored in your freezer, and shaved off fresh when added to food.
Butternut squash is a fruit that can be roasted, toasted, or pureed for soups, casseroles, breads, and muffins. </br> </br> All squashes provide vitamin A and vitamin C, some of the B vitamins, and are a good source of fibre. They are also rich in carotenoids. The darker the flesh of the squash the higher the concentration of beta-carotene.
A personal size spaghetti squash. A great size for everyone to get their own "bowl". </br> </br>The flesh of the spaghetti squash is bright yellow or orange. When raw, the flesh is solid and similar to other raw squash; when cooked, the flesh falls away from the fruit in ribbons or strands like spaghetti.
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This yellow variety are excellent for boiling or baking. Colomba can be distinguished from other varieties due to its exceptional taste and interesting texture, which provides a wide range of uses. Colomba potatoes have exceptional taste and texture, with light yellow skins developing early over yellow flesh.
These red potatoes are excellent for baking or grilling. Fresh crop potatoes that we are going to wash and bag right here at The Organic Box. </br></br>Potatoes are a part of the Nightshade family of plants which includes tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and tomatillos. They are a low calorie, high fibre staple that is a traditional source of food for many cultures. Not only loaded with B and C vitamins, potatoes are also rich in phytonutrients, potassium, and manganese. Just don't load them down with butter and gravy! Try roasting with a healthy oils and herbs.
The perfect potato for home-made french fries. </br></br>Russet potatoes are considered the classic French frying potato. It makes great baked potatoes and hashbrowns as well. They are a good source of carbohydrates, vitamins C and B6, folate, niacin, and potassium.
Colomba potatoes are distinguished by their yellow skin and flesh as well as round, slightly oval tubers. You can’t miss in the kitchen when using Colomba, as its unique taste and texture make it a rather universal potato variety. Both boiled or fried, Colomba will be an exceptional treat on your dinner table. When in doubt which type of potato to choose for the next culinary challenge Colomba is the safe way to go.
Is it a Yam or Sweet Potato? Technically it is a sweet potato but a quick google search will tell you that in North America, the words Yams and Sweet potatoes are used interchangeably. </br> </br> The average consumer associates the orange fleshed tuber as a yam and the more firm, pale fleshed tuber as a sweet potato. While we recognize that calling it a yam is not botanically correct, we do it because that is what most customers know it as.
An exceptionally crisp and tasty carrot in four bright colours that light up your plate: white, yellow, light/dark orange, red, and deep purple. </br></br>This mix of carrots is rich in many nutrients and vitamins. Especially beta-carotene/vitamin A, are are shown to be helpful in protecting against cardiovascular disease. Purple carrots, in particular, are rich in anthocyanins.
A nice big bag of local, nonorganic orange table carrots. Great for juicing and cooking. </br></br>This carrots most unique characteristic is that it is both rounded at the tip of the root and at the bottom. Nantes carrots are revered for their especial sweetness, crisp texture and inconspicuous core. They are beta-carotene monsters! So if you're itching for some vitamin A, load up on carrots.
A 5 lb bag of carrots. Perfect for juicing and for baking. Delicious breakfast boosts, and carrot cake. </br></br>Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene and a good source of fibre. Beta-carotene, the plant pigment that gives carrots their vivid orange color, is converted by the human body to vitamin A, which is an important vitamin for healthy eyes.
These are red beets and are rich in antioxidants and other health promoting vitamins and minerals. Try them raw, roasted, pickled, or pureed into soups. </br></br>The betalin pigments present in beets have repeatedly been shown to support activity within the body's detoxification process, activating and processing unwanted toxic substances up with small nutrient groups. Great source of folate and manganese.
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These red beets are deliciously sweet, and packed with vitamin C and nutrients that are great for your cardiovascular system. </br></br>The betalin pigments present in beets have repeatedly been shown to support activity within the body's detoxification process, activating and processing unwanted toxic substances up with small nutrient groups.