Strawberries

strawberry

Our strawberries are sweet, slightly tangy, bright and full of flavor. They're great in smoothies or fruit salads, baked inside pastries, or just eaten plain.

 

Fresh from...

Jessica's Stand regularly sells Certified Organic strawberries in 1 lb containers and occasionally in smaller sizes. Our strawberries are grown in California and Florida, depending on the season.

 

Nutrition Facts

Strawberries are a good source of Folate and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Manganese.

 

Recipes

Fruit Salad w/Cacao Dressing

 

Photo by Jeff Kubina

Blueberries

Blueberries

Our blueberries are sweet and creamy, perfect in baked goods or right out of your hand.


Fresh from...

Jessica's Stand regularly sells Certified Organic blueberries in pint-sized containers, and occasionally in other sizes. Our blueberries are grown in California and Florida, depending on the season.


Nutrition Facts

Blueberries are a good source of Dietary Fiber, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.

 

Recipes

Fruit Salad w/Cacao Dressing

Blackberries

Blackberries are soft, sweet, and tart, and go well in jams, pie-fillings, or other desserts.


Fresh from...

When in season, Jessica's Stand sells Certified Organic blackberries in pint-sized containers. Our blackberries are generally grown in California.

 

Health Benefits

Blackberries rank highly among fruits for antioxidant strength

Source: wikipedia.com

 

Nutrition Facts

Good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.

Raspberries

Sweet, but slightly tangy, with a wonderfully soft, even delicate texture, raspberries go great on their own, in smoothies, on top of cereal, with ice cream, or incorporated into any number of desserts.

 

Health Benefits

"...Raspberries help prevent unwanted damage to cell membranes and other structures in the body by neutralizing free radicals... [and] prevent overgrowth of certain bacteria and fungi in the body (for example, the yeast Candida...)

Additionally, research is suggesting that raspberries may have cancer protective properties."

Source: whfoods.com


Nutrition Facts

Raspberries are an excellent source of Fiber, Manganese and Vitamin C. They are a good source of Vitamin B2, Folate, Niacin, Magnesium, Potassium and Copper.

Source: whfoods.com

Broccoli

Broccoli has a slightly earthy, savory taste, and retains a firm texture when eaten fresh, lightly steamed, or sauted. It can be used raw in salads or appetizers, steamed as a side dish, or cooked into stews and other recipes.

 

Health Benefits

In a way that might be unique among foods, the nutrients found in broccoli are able to change this set of connections between inflammation, oxidative stress, detox and cancer. In fact, it would be fair to describe broccoli as containing anti-inflammatory nutrients, antioxidant nutrients, detox-support nutrients, and anti-cancer nutrients as well! [...] It looks like an average of 1/2 cup of broccoli per day... is enough to provide some measurable benefits... a 2-cup serving twice a week would still meet this minimum average amount...

Broccoli also provides digestive support by offering a large amount of dietary fiber. "...You don't have to eat much broccoli to get a large amount of your daily requirement!" Compounds in broccoli also help "protect the health of our stomach lining by helping prevent bacterial overgrowth..."

Other notable benefits are broccoli's support of the cardiovascular system and its cholesterol-lowering effects. "Broccoli can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming... Raw broccoli still has cholesterol-lowering ability, just not as much."

Also notable are positive effects on the eyes and skin.

Source: whfoods.com


Nutrition Facts

"Broccoli is an excellent source of immune-supportive vitamin C, anti-inflammatory vitamin K, free-radical-scavenging vitamin A... heart-healthy folate, and digestive-health-supporting fiber. It is a very good source of enzyme-activating manganese; muscular-system-supporting potassium, protein, and magnesium; energy-producing vitamin B2, vitamin B6, and phosphorus; and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Additionally, it is a good source of energy-producing vitamin B1, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, and iron; bone-healthy calcium; and immune-supportive zinc and vitamin E."

Source: whfoods.com

Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts look a lot like miniature cabbages, but have a very unique flavor (which seems to be related to their helth properties). They have a distinctively "green," savory taste, and retain their texture when carefully prepared. They can be steamed as a side dish, or cooked into various dishes.

 

Health Benefits

"...Brussels sprouts provide special nutrient support for three body systems that are closely connected with cancer development as well as cancer prevention... Among all types of cancer, prevention of the following cancer types is most closely associated with intake of Brussels sprouts: bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer...

...The body's detox system requires ample supplies of sulfur to work effectively, and Brussels sprouts are rich in sulfur-containing nutrients. Sulfur is connected with both the smell and taste of Brussels sprouts...

...Brussels sprouts are an important dietary source of many vitamin antioxidants... Some of the antioxidant compounds found in Brussels sprouts may be somewhat rare in foods overall."

Other notable benefits are brussel sprouts' support of the digestive and cardiovascular systems, specifically its cholesterol-lowering effects.

Source: whfoods.com


Nutrition Facts

"Brussels sprouts are rich in many valuable nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K. They are a very good source of numerous nutrients including folate, vitamin A, manganese, dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin B6 and thiamin (vitamin B1) and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, iron, phosphorus, protein, magnesium, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin E, copper and calcium."

Source: whfoods.com

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