Origin Organic Farms Inc. is the biggest organic greenhouse vegetable producer in North America. With 42 acres of Certified Organic greenhouse vegetable production in three of the sunniest spots in the Fraser Valley, they are able to produce approximately 15 million pounds of top quality tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers throughout the year, serving their huge market from two locations. They fund advanced research and development programs with fertilizers, soil media and growing methods. Origin-O maintains unique biological controls in their greenhouses, with nests for predatory wasps and bees, and an abundance of ladybugs. They even grow plants that aphids target to keep their ladybug population happy. Origin has also developed their own unique in-soil growing concept that uses a proprietary soil mix, augmented with compost from all their plant waste, and organic fertilizers processed from fully composted manures.
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.