How fresh is your white asparagus? Rub two asparagus together. If you hear a cheerful ‘squeak’ they are fresh and tasty. If they stay silent, they’re probably a bit too old…
Technically it’s a fruit. But we treat it like a veggie, so that’s why it’s here. When you can make a little dent in it with your finger it’s ripe for consumption.
Beans originated in Peru and were spread over South and Central America via native tribes. They knew how to get a good harvest: plant beans and do a rain dance.
Beets support your heart, veins, liver and intestines. The red color comes from betalains, the anti-inflammatory and detoxification nutrients in beets. Can’t beat this veggie.
Bell peppers come in yellow, orange, green, red, white and even purple. Pick one or combine them… But if we have to declare one winner then it has to be….
Get your kitchen tools out and cut some broccoli! Easy to cook, stir-fry or steam. Keep it ‘al dente’ like the Italians call it, which means you need your teeth to chew on it.
Cabbage saved the lives of many sailors. On long journeys they would take a shipload of sauerkraut along – that’s fermented white cabbage, loaded with vitamin C.
They used to be white, purple, red and yellow. But nowadays we see predominantly orange carrots. Cheerful and crispy, it’s hard to find a kid that doesn’t like them.
It’s a white cabbage that looks more like a sheep than a plant. But they do have leaves that are nice and healthy. Buy one still wrapped in green. Steam the leaves and take a bite.
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