Fresh Veggies Day is on June 16th and it’s a great opportunity to celebrate the nutrition and delicious taste of fresh vegetables. Whether you enjoy them raw on a charcuterie board, cooked in a savory dish, or blended in an energizing smoothie, fresh vegetables are the best source of micronutrients vital for metabolism, growth, and disease prevention. They also add a huge boost of color, flavor, and texture to your meals and snacks.
Veggies are worth celebrating, so it’s exciting that there’s a whole day dedicated to them! The benefits of eating more vegetables are too many to name. They boost immunity because of their high nutrient value, improve digestion thanks to their fiber content, and can help you maintain a healthy weight because they are low in calories and fat.
If you love veggies, you might already know to look for the logo that says “Greenhouse Grown.” Greenhouse grown produce is becoming increasingly popular because of its quality, consistency, convenience, and flavor. When you buy greenhouse grown produce, you can be confident you’re eating nutrient-dense and sustainable food.
Pure Flavor® greenhouse grown vegetables are cultivated in a state-of-the-art controlled environment where we can carefully adjust the temperature and humidity of the environment, and the amount of light and water each plant receives. This allows the plants to grow efficiently and sustainably to their full potential so your family can enjoy high-quality veggies 365 days a year.
Veggies grown with this advanced technology are often more nutrient-dense than those grown traditionally because each plant is so closely monitored and optimized for its specific needs and environment. For example, greenhouse tomatoes have been shown to contain three times as much of the powerful antioxidant lycopene as field-grown tomatoes!
If you want to start eating more veggies and living a healthier lifestyle, Fresh Veggies Day is the perfect opportunity for you to try some greenhouse grown produce. One of the best ways to increase your fresh veggie intake is to choose convenient snacking veggies that can be enjoyed on-the-go and also in your favorite recipes. Luckily, thanks to greenhouse growing technology, there are many healthy and convenient snacking options to choose from.
If you’re looking for a greenhouse grown vegetable that will make your life sweeter, look no further than the Cloud 9® Bite-Sized Fruity Tomatoes. These award-winning tomatoes are sweet, juicy, and bursting with flavor. They are also high in lycopene, which helps boost your immune system and protect your cells from damage. Whether you enjoy them as a snack, in salads, or in mouthwatering recipes like Baja Shrimp Tacos, you will love the fruity sweetness in every bite.
Do you love peppers? If so, you will love snacking on Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers. These peppers are not only crunchy and colorful, but also high in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps to keep your skin healthy and your immune system strong. You can enjoy these peppers in many ways, but if you want to try something really delicious, you should make some Prosciutto-Wrapped Pepper Poppers. These are stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella cheese, wrapped with prosciutto, and baked until golden and bubbly.
Nothing refreshes you like greenhouse grown Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers. These cucumbers are crisp, refreshing, and easy to eat. They are also a great source of dietary fiber and vitamin K, which are important for your digestion and bone health. You can eat these cucumbers as a quick snack with your favorite dip, or blended in a cool smoothie. You can also use them to make a delicious and vegan Cucumber Edamame Sushi Bowl, a fresh recipe made with rice, avocados, carrots, sweet potatoes, edamame, and, of course, Uno Bites™.
We hope you are excited to celebrate Fresh Veggies Day with some of the amazing greenhouse grown vegetables from Pure Flavor®. These vegetables are not only yummy and fresh, but also good for you and your family’s health. You can try some of the recipes we shared or come up with your own ideas. No matter how you choose to enjoy them, you will love the taste and quality of these vegetables.