National Vitamin C Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the health benefits of nutrient-rich veggies. Healthy eating should also be delicious and satisfying, which is why we’re sharing some of our favorite Vitamin C-packed fruits and veggies, plus some tasty recipes to help you flavor up your diet and make the most of this special occasion.
We all know that living a healthy lifestyle is crucial for our overall well-being. From exercising regularly to getting enough sleep, there are various habits we can cultivate to ensure we are taking care of our bodies. However, one vital aspect of a healthy lifestyle is often overlooked: our diet. A balanced diet that includes foods full of essential nutrients, especially Vitamin C-rich veggies, is essential for our health and well-being.
The Many Benefits of Vitamin C –
Vitamin C is a powerful and versatile nutrient that offers a wide range of health benefits. One of its most important functions is as an antioxidant, which can help protect our cells from chronic inflammation and diseases like heart disease and dementia.
This essential vitamin boosts our immune system by aiding in the production of white blood cells and strengthening our skin’s barriers against disease. Plus, as we age, collagen production slows down, resulting in wrinkles. Vitamin C plays a vital role in helping to keep our skin smooth and elastic, so you don’t only feel healthy, but you look healthy too!
How to Get More Vitamin C Naturally –
While you can certainly get Vitamin C from supplements, the best and most natural way to make sure you’re getting the right amount every day is to enjoy a diet full of fresh flavor with greenhouse grown fruits and veggies. Plus, with a diet full of tasty veggies, you know you’re getting other important nutrients like Lycopene, Potassium, Vitamin A, Magnesium, and many more!
In many regions of North America, it wasn’t always possible to get a steady supply of fresh veggies from late fall to early spring. Luckily, today, Pure Flavor’s® state-of-the-art greenhouse growing makes it possible to enjoy fresh, nutrient-dense vegetables all year round.
By using sustainable and innovative growing practices, we grow a wide range of Vitamin C-rich fruits and veggies, including many kinds of tomatoes, peppers, and even new and exciting melons and strawberries! These fresh and flavorful options make it easy to get the nutrients we need, no matter the season.
Vitamin C-Rich Fruits & Vegetables –
Here are some of the tastiest fresh ingredients you can incorporate into your daily diet to make sure you’re getting a healthy dose of Vitamin C.
Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers ー Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers are bursting with flavor and are an excellent source of many different nutrients. Did you know that they have more Vitamin C than an orange? These sweet peppers are the perfect snack for any time of the day and can be enjoyed on the go or on a snacking board.
Juno® Bites Red Grape Tomatoes ー Juno® Bites Red Grape Tomatoes are a flavor powerhouse that families love to keep on their counter for easy snacking. They’re packed with Vitamin C and are great for throwing in your lunch box or adding to salads, pasta dishes, and more.
Sweet Bell Peppers ー Sweet Bell Peppers are packed with Vitamin C and make a colorful addition to meals or snacks. With different colors to choose from, including red, yellow, and orange, there’s a pepper to suit every taste preference. They can be sliced, diced, stuffed, or grilled to add flavor and nutrition to your favorite savory recipes.
RedRoyals® Sweet Cherry Tomatoes On-The-Vine ー RedRoyals® Sweet Cherry Tomatoes On-The-Vine are a majestically sweet tomato fit for royalty. These vibrant tomatoes are grown with care and attention to detail, resulting in a flavor that’s truly fit for kings and queens. Plus, they’re an excellent source of Vitamin C, making them a healthy addition to any meal.
Solara® Mini Melons ーSolara® Mini Melons are paradise in the palm of your hand! These are the very first sustainable, greenhouse-grown personal-sized melons bursting with sweet and juicy flavor. Whether you’re at work, at school, or on the road, this refreshing treat is a convenient way to get your daily dose of nutrients.
Recipes To Boost Your Vitamin C Intake –
Healthy recipes should be delicious too! Here are some of our favorite Vitamin C-rich recipes that are sure to flavor up your home’s menu this week.
Tres Bell Pepper Salad ー This colorful and delicious salad is made with yellow, orange, and red Sweet Bell Peppers. The sweet flavor of the peppers is perfectly complemented by the creamy feta cheese and fresh cilantro that make this salad so refreshing.
Vegan Masala Buddha BowlーThis vegan masala buddha bowl recipe is packed with nutrient-rich veggies, including RedRoyals®, plant-based protein, and flavorful spices like turmeric and garam masala. It’s a filling and delicious meal that’s easy to customize to your taste preferences.
Loaded Veggie Noodles ー This simple dish is sure to be a hit with the whole family thanks to colorful Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers that are equal parts sweet and savory. It’s a quick and easy meal that’s perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
One Pot Chicken Cacciatore ーThis classic Italian dish is made with juicy chicken, savory Juno® Bites Red Grape Tomatoes and a rich sauce that ties it all together. It’s a hearty and flavorful meal that’s perfect for any occasion, and the best part is that it can all be cooked in one pot for easy clean-up!