In a world that needs to eat more vegetables, we can all celebrate by adding more reds, yellow, oranges and greens to our plate today, and every day.
Humboldt offer a wide variety of vegetable produce from around the world.
Vegetables, much like fruits, are low in fats and calories but contain good amounts of vitamins and minerals. All the Green-Yellow-Orange vegetables are rich sources of iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B-complex, vitamin-C, vitamin-A, and vitamin K.
Artichokes are packed with a number of vital antioxidants and phytonutrients. They are one of the popular thistle vegetables of Mediterranean origin.
Asparagus is a great source of vitamin K, folate, copper, selenium, vitamin B1, B2, C and E. It contains anti-inflammatory benefits and it is a tasty way to eat healthily.
Proven to increase your body's metabolism, bamboo has some amazing health benefits. It lowers cholesterol, maintains blood pressure, aids in weight loss and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Carrots are known for their beta-carotene and fiber content. They contain antioxidant agents, are rich in vitamins, folate, potassium, iron, copper and manganese.
Good source of fibre, manganese and antioxidants. Native to the western hemisphere, corn helps protect the body from numerous illnesses and is actually more beneficial when cooked.
Gherkin is essentially a different type of cucumber. Usually consumed pickled in vinegar which enhances the flavour. But also consumed fresh, sliced thinly in Oriental cuisine.
Green beans provide the body with lots of fibre and are a great source of vitamin A and C. The most popular way to prepare green beans is steaming, sauteing or stir-frying.
One serving of peas contains as much vitamin C as two large apples, more fibre than a slice of whole wheat bread and are low in fat. Only 5% of peas produced are sold fresh.
Vegetables are high in essential nutrients and aid in preventing vitamins as well as mineral deficiencies.
Mushrooms are actually very nutritious and are a great source of vitamin B along with essential minerals. A single portabella mushroom can contain more potassium than a banana.
Potatoes are high in starch which makes them similar to pasta and rice in nutrition. Potatoes are relatively affordable and can be prepared in a number of ways.
Pumpkin can be prepared in a number of ways and is rich in both potassium and vitamin A. This type of vegetable is good for the heart and other nutrients all support a healthy being.
There are over 10 000 varieties of tomato and come in pink, purple, yellow and white. Tomatoes have been linked to many health benefits and are a great source of vitamins.
Here is a breakdown of vegetables in their colour groups:
Beets, red cabbage, tomatoes, red bell peppers, radish, chilli peppers, red leaf lettuce, rhubarb, red onion.
Butternut squash, carrots, yellow peppers, pumpkin, sweet corn, sweet potatoes and yellow tomatoes.
Kale, spinach, artichokes, broccoli, asparagus, collard greens, celery, leeks, zucchini, lettuce, green beans, fennel, cabbage, brussel sprouts, arugula, green bell peppers, peas, gherkins, bamboo shoots.
Constantly we are reminded that veggies can make you healthier and help prevent disease. The unfortunate part is that no one tells you why. The list of reasons why is way too long but we'll go over a couple of them. The high fiber content can help you lower cholesterol which will help prevent all illnesses and diseases.
Eating vegetables instead of sugary or fatty junk food can prevent hyperglycaemia as well as almost all other illnesses and conditions that comes with unhealthy eating.
It appears that every year we find more amazing things that vegetables can do for us and our bodies. If you're not eating them, you're missing out on a lot of things that we both know about and yet to find out.