Colors of the Season
Brightly colored vegetables are packed with diverse
nutrients, and brighten your holiday table.
Red, Green, and Good for You
The colors of many vegetables hold clues to which
nutrients they contain. When you serve a variety of
brightly colored vegetables, you maximize the variety
of vitamins and nutrients you serve in a meal. Plan
a red and green meal to keep the holiday spirit alive
while giving your family the Vitamins A and C found
in tomatoes, plus the powerful antioxidants found in
green produce. It’s a meal designed to boost
immune systems as well as holiday spirits.
Broccoli (about | recipes)
Although broccoli is available year round, it’s
at its best during the winter months. This flavorful
cruciferous vegetable has a unique structure that gives
it texture and crunch, and contains a wide variety
of powerful nutrients. One cup of broccoli contains
over 200 percent of your daily Vitamin C requirements!
Plus, you’ll enjoy Vitamin A, folate, fiber,
trytophan, potassium, calcium, and many more important
minerals and compounds. Broccoli can be enjoyed cooked
or raw, and adds taste and color to a wide variety
Tomatoes (about | recipes)
While technically a fruit, most people cook with tomatoes
as if they were a vegetable. They are an essential
ingredient in ethnic cuisine, including Mexican and
Italian cooking, and a popular garnish on all-American
meals like burgers. Their bright red color hints at
the powerful nutrients inside. They are packed with
Vitamins A, C, and K, and also contain lycopene, and
powerful antioxidant that contributes to heart health.
Tomatoes are available year round.