Chard, Swiss - Green and Red

Our Swiss chard has a hearty and satisfying taste and texture, and is best when briefly boiled. Try it with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and a fine vinegar, or a squeeze of lemon.

 

Fresh From...

Both our green Swiss chard and red Swiss chard is grown locally, right here in our own fields, November to mid-May, and is sold by the pound. Depending on the season and availability, Jessica's Stand also sells Certified Organic chard from other farms.

 

Health Benefits

"Multiple studies on animals have shown that chard has unique benefits for blood sugar regulation. In addition, chard may provide special benefits in the diets of individuals diagnosed with diabetes...

...the range of phytonutrients in chard is even more extensive than researchers initially suspected, and at this point in time, about three dozen antioxidant phytonutrients have been identified in chard... [which] provide chard with its colorful stems, stalks, and leaf veins... As a rule, the phytonutrient antioxidants in chard also act as anti-inflammatory agents...

With its very good supply of calcium, its excellent supply of magnesium, and the vitamin K it provides in amounts six to eight times higher than the Daily Value (in just one boiled cup), chard provides standout bone support."

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Nutrition Facts

Swiss chard is one of the most nutrient-dense greens available. "...An excellent source of bone-building vitamin K, manganese, and magnesium; antioxidant vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E; heart-healthy potassium and dietary fiber; and energy-producing iron. It is a very good source of bone-healthy copper and calcium; energy-producing vitamin B2 and vitamin B6; and muscle-building protein. In addition, Swiss chard is a good source of energy-producing phosphorus, vitamin B1, vitamin B5, biotin, and niacin; immune supportive zinc; and heart-healthy folate. "

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Cabbage - Red

Red cabbage has a refreshing, slightly sharp flavor, and a definitively crunchy texture. Its bright colors make it perfect for salads, but it can also be fermented into saurkraut, used to flavor and provide substance in soups, or included in other dishes.

 

Health Benefits

"Researchers now realize that different types of cabbage (red, green, and Savoy) contain different patterns of glucosinolates. This new knowledge means that your broadest health benefits from cabbage are likely to come from inclusion of all varieties in your diet.

Cancer prevention tops all other areas of health research with regard to cabbage and its outstanding benefits. More than 475 studies have examined the role of this cruciferous vegetable in cancer prevention (and in some cases, cancer treatment). The uniqueness of cabbage in cancer prevention is due to the three different types of nutrient richness found in this widely enjoyed food. The three types are (1) antioxidant richness, (2) anti-inflammatory richness, and (3) richness in glucosinolates."

Other notable benefits from cabbage include support of the digestive and cardiovascular systems, specifically via lowering cholesterol.

 

Source: whfoods.com


Nutrition Facts

"Red cabbage contains additional health benefits not found in green cabbage...

Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C. It is also a very good source of fiber, manganese, folate, vitamin B6 potassium and omega-3 fatty acids. Cabbage is also a good source of thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, and protein."

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Cherries - Rainier

Rainier cherries are considered a premium variety, prized for their sweet flavor and creamy-yellow flesh.

 

Health Benefits

Compounds in cherries "...have been shown to reduce pain and inflammation" in preliminary studies. These compounds are "potent antioxidants under active research for a variety of potential health benefits."

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Nutrition Facts

Good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C.

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Cherries - Dark Sweet

Dark, sweet cherries have impecable flavor and are great for smoothies, topping yogurt and oatmeal, or straight out of the bag.

 

Health Benefits

Compounds in cherries "...have been shown to reduce pain and inflammation" in preliminary studies. These compounds are "potent antioxidants under active research for a variety of potential health benefits."

Source: wikipedia.com


Nutrition Facts

Good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C.

Source: nutritiondata.self.com

Cilantro

Our cilantro is fragrant, with an intensely refreshing taste. It can enhance the flavor of any salad, sandwich, or wrap, and can be used in a variety of cooked recipes.

 

Fresh From...

Our cilantro is grown locally, right here in our own fields, September to late May, and is sold by the pound.

 

Health Benefits

"Coriander (also called cilantro) contains an antibacterial compound that may prove to be a safe, natural means of fighting Salmonella..."

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Nutrition Facts

"Not only is coriander replete with a variety of phytonutrients, this exceptional herb ... qualified as a very good source of dietary fiber and a good source of iron, magnesium and manganese."

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Collard Greens

Our collards are very mild, with a savory, almost smoky flavor. Collards can be quickly steamed, shredded and stir fried, or simmered and reduced for hours, as in some traditional southern recipes.

 

Fresh From...

Our collards are grown locally, right here in our own fields, mid-October to late april, and are sold by the pound. Depending on the season and availability, Jessica's Stand also sells Certified Organic collards from other farms.

 

Health Benefits

"...Collard greens provide special nutrient support for three body systems that are closely connected with cancer development as well as cancer prevention. These three systems are (1) the body's detox system, (2) its antioxidant system, and (3) its inflammatory/anti-inflammatory system. ...

By providing us with such a great array of antioxidant nutrients, collard greens help lower our cancer risk by helping us avoid chronic and unwanted oxidative stress..."

Other notable benefits include support of the digestive and cardiovascular systems, specifically by lowering cholesterol levels.

Source: whfoods.com


Nutrition Facts

"Collard greens are an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin C, manganese, folate, calcium, and dietary fiber. In addition, collard greens are a very good source of potassium, vitamin B2 and vitamin B6, and a good source of vitamin E, magnesium, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B1, vitamin B5, niacin, zinc, phosphorus, and iron, vitamin E, magnesium and pantothenic acid"

Source: whfoods.com

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