Nutritional Information

Health experts recommend that the average American should:

Have a diet rich in a variety of vegetables and fruits, which provides many health benefits.

  • Supplies your body with numerous vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.
  • Reduces your risk of stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
  • Reduces your risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • Reduces blood cholesterol levels.
  • Aids in weight-loss since vegetables (especially high fiber ones) are naturally low in calories and provide a feeling of fullness.

Be creative in increasing the amount of vegetables in your diet.

  • Enjoy a green salad everyday.
  • Plan your dinner menu around a vegetable main dish like stir-fry or soup.
  • Add vegetables to casseroles, meat-loaves, pizza, soups, kabobs, quick breads or muffins.
  • Keep a bowl of cut-up fresh vegetables in the refrigerator ready for snacking with a low-fat dip
  • Try new vegetables and new recipes regularly.
  • Keep a variety of canned and frozen vegetables on hand to give you last-minute menu options.