Dig In | Produce


Guide to Fruits and Vegetables

November 27, 2014 in Guides

Everyone benefits from eating more fruits and vegetables.  Fruits and vegetables are nutrient all-stars, packed with naturally occurring antioxidants, phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, water and complex carbohydrates.  Research has shown that people who eat lots of fruits and vegetables every day as part of a healthful diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases as well as increased energy.  And, eating more fruits and vegetables instead of high-fat foods may make it easier for people to maintain their weight because most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and low in calories...

 

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Kabocha Squash

October 27, 2014 in What's New

Roundish, greenish, and streaky, it could easily be mistaken for a pumpkin dressed in a Halloween costume. One look and it becomes clear that green is a very becoming color for a pumpkin. But this isn’t a pumpkin—at least not a traditional, Western-style pumpkin. Rather, this green marvel is a Kabocha Squash, often described as a “Japanese pumpkin,” due to the similarity of its shape, and the sweetness of its flesh. Kabocha Squash is...

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Organic Mixed Baby Kale

September 23, 2014 in What's New

You’ve heard of baby spinach, baby lettuce, and Baby Huey—okay, perhaps we’re dating ourselves with that last one. So let’s replace Baby Huey with Baby Kale, Organic Baby Kale. Since Kale is the current darling of the food scene, and Baby Huey was once the darling of the Saturday morning cartoon scene, we think it’s a good switch. Trader Joe’s Organic Baby Kale consists of several varieties of kale that have been naturally bred (using ages-old hybridizing techniques) to be more tender and less bitter than their “adult” counterparts. How can this be? It’s the...

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