Today, I am off to a farmers market I do not usually go to. I am going to the Ballard Farmer's Market! On my list is not the usual Kale, I'm buying Romaine!
|Bok Choy a member of the Chinese cabbage family, rated second in the "Top Ten Nutritious Produce". A delicious recipe for Grilled Bok Choy with Miso butter!|
We all know that Americans should be eating more fruits and vegetables. But there’s a big difference between eating a handful of carrots or a tangerine, and munching on some leafy greens. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) recently ranked 47 of America’s most common fruits and vegetables, and 41 out of 47 tested were determined to be “powerhouse” sources of nutrition. Each of the fruits and vegetables were analyzed on a scale that measures the amount of fiber, protein, potassium, and vitamins. But Mason jar, Mason jar on the wall, who is the fairest (and most nutritious) vegetable of them all? As it turns out, the answer is, “all of the vegetables that are green and leafy"!!!
|Item||Nutrient Density Score|
|Winter squash (all varieties)||13.89|
|Grapefruit (pink and red)||11.64|
Are you as shocked as I was? This means that yes, it’s healthier for you to eat a romaine salad than a kale salad. The only fruits/vegetables that did not receive a powerhouse ranking were raspberry, tangerine, cranberry, garlic, onion, and blueberry. So, go have yourself a Caesar salad or a wedge salad!!