While used interchangeably, these are different vegetables. Yams are vines cultivated for the consumption of their tubers. More than 95 percent of the world’s yam crops are harvested in West Africa. Sweet potatoes were domesticated at least
5,000 years ago in Central or South America. Peruvian sweet potato remnants dating to 8000 BC have been discovered. Whichever you preference, how do you eat this super food?
Once the quintessential veggie loathed by school children, Brussels sprouts are now a trendy poster child for healthy (tasty) eating. There’s a trick, however, to unlocking their treasure of nutrients without the disagreeable, odorous gases released from heating those of the cabbage clan. Avoid boiling, which can also zap what’s good for you, and instead try shredding for a raw salad, slicing and sauteing or roasting, which slows the process that turns them smelly. How do you enjoy your sprouts?
Although Swiss chard was known by the ancient Greeks, it is not always recognized in historical literature because of the enormous variety of names, in various languages by which it is and has been called and because of its relation to the beet family. In English it is also known under these names: chard, white beet, strawberry spinach, seakale beet, leaf beet, Sicilian beet, spinach beet, Chilian beet, Roman kale, and silverbeet. Whatever you call it, how do you like to EAT it?
For a green, kale is unusually high in fiber. This helps create the bulk you need to feel full and sustain you between meals. Kale is also an excellent source of nutrients, especially vitamin A and calcium. NOT to mention, it’s also one of your best sources of beta-carotene, one of the antioxidants believed to help thwart cancer, heart disease and certain age-related chronic diseases. Have you hopped on the kale bandwagon? What cinched it for you?
Did you know the artichoke is part of the thistle family? Considering how tasty they are, we can’t imagine why our favorite thistle-loving donkey, Eeyore, was always so down. How would YOU prepare artichokes to cheer him up?
Harvesting the last #okra at #HopeFarmsHTX. Out of recipes? Toss whole in @1836oliveco pile in a hot #ironskillet, brown quickly over hi heat, squeeze lemon over & sprinkle with sea salt. Fast, easy & delish snack for the @astros game tonight. #EatLocal #VegOut2019 #GrowCookEat
October is peek harvest time on the Gulf Coast, so the fields at Hope Farms HTX and in our #SeedToPlate school gardens are brimming with delicious produce. There is really no reason why you aren't doing a #Vegout2019 challenge this season. Why not #EatLocal & #EatHealthy