Mans Organics is a certified organic farm owned and operated by Henk and Rita Mans, their son Andrew and his wife Denise. The farm is located in beautiful southern Alberta, near Coaldale, where the family has grown organic crops for more than five years. Their focus: to grow quality, organic red and yellow onions, shallots, and garlic, with alfalfa and barley for rotation. In 2012, they built an organic greenhouse that spans approximately half an acre, where they produce tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. The Mans decided to begin farming organically to eliminate the risks that chemically treated produce. Using only organic methods for weed and insect control, their goal is to make healthy, safely grown organic vegetables available to a wider population. The Organic Box is happy to partner with Mans Organic, and support local organic farmers.
It is one of the very low calorie vegetables providing just 15 calories per 100 g. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. A good source of vitamin K, C, and of potassium.
Perfect for lunches, snacks, salads, and have a great crunch and refreshing fragrance. Mini persian cucumbers are the best. </br></br>It is one of the very low calorie vegetables - providing just 15 calories per 100 g. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. A good source of vitamin K, C, and of potassium.
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.
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> Green peppers are younger colored bell peppers. They have a mild, but unique flavor that enhances sauces, soups and stir frys.
Eggplant is actually a berry. There are many varieties ranging in color from rich purple to white, in length from 2 to 12 inches and in shape from oblong to round. Eggplant is available year-round, with the peak season during August and September.<br><br>Storage Tip: Eggplant is quite perishable. They last up to a week but are best eaten right away. Keep dry by wrapping in paper towel to absorb moisture. <br><br>Did you know... Eggplant absorb more fat than any other vegetable so choose methods such as broiling , baking, sautéing, grilling or braising rather than frying.
The skin is a little softer and the core is a little juicier than many other varieties. They have that 'just picked from the garden' flavor. </br> </br> Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A and C and are full of fibre. Tomatoes are noted for containing the antioxidant compound lycopene, which may help protect against prostate cancer and heart disease. Lycopene is found in higher concentration after cooking.
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.
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.</br></br> Best stored in your freezer, and shaved off fresh when added to food.