PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Kiwi

Kiwis are exceptionally high in vitamin C. A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) kiwi provides more than 80% of the average daily vitamin C requirement.

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Jicama

One cup of jicama provides 44% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of Vitamin C. With its mild taste and crunchy texture, it is an excellent addition to any salad.

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a tropical citrus fruit known for its sweet and somewhat sour taste. It’s rich in nutrients, antioxidants and fiber, making it one of the healthiest citrus fruits you can eat.

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Grape

Grapes offer a wealth of health benefits due to their high nutrient and antioxidant contents.

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Fennel

Fennel is a flavorful herb. The plants are green and white, with feathery leaves and yellow flowers. Both the crunchy bulb and the seeds of the fennel plant have a mild, licorice-like flavor. The flavor of the seeds is stronger because of their essential oils. Fennel and fennel seeds have many health benefits and may…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Clementine

One small clementine provides 40% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C A clementine (español: clementina) is a citrus fruit hybrid between a willowleaf mandarin orange and a sweet orange named for its late 19th-century discoverer, French Missionary Brother Clément Rodier. Clementines are said to have appeared spontaneously in an Algerian orphanage garden tended by Brother Clément. The exterior…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Cherry

Cherries contain antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, nutrients, and fiber. These support a healthy system and may reduce the risk of certain types of cancers. Cherry (español: cereza) is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy drupe (stone fruit). Commercial cherries are obtained from cultivars of several species, such as the sweet Prunus avium and the sour Prunus cerasus. Cherries contain…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Chayote

One cup of chayote provides 31% of daily folate requirements and 17% of Vitamin C. Chayote (español: chayote) (Sechium edule) is a type of squash that belongs to the gourd family. Chayote is green and pear-shaped with a white inner flesh that is mild, sweet, juicy and crisp. It is loaded with B vitamins, potassium…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Cabbage

Cabbage is a leafy green, red (purple), or white (pale green) biennial plant grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense-leaved heads. It is closely related to broccoli and cauliflower; Brussels sprouts; and Savoy cabbage. Cabbage can be eaten raw, steamed, or pickled, as in sauerkraut or kimchi. It is low in calories and rich in nutrients, especially…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Guava

Guava (español: guayaba) is a tropical fruit cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions. Psidium guajava is a small tree in the myrtle family, native to Mexico, Central America. Guavas are typical Myrtoideae, with tough dark leaves and white flowers with five petals and numerous stamens. The fruits are many-seeded berries. I was a newlywed and had just moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, when I tasted my first guayaba. I…