PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Arugula

This delicious green is nutrient-dense, high in fiber and phytochemicals. Arugula is low in sugar, calories, carbohydrates, and fat while high in calcium, potassium, folate, Vitamin C and Vitamin K.

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Green Bean

Green beans, string beans, or snap beans are a rich source of vitamins A, C, K, folate, and fiber. They have nutritional benefits similar to snap peas and okra. There are more than 130 varieties of green beans. Fresh green beans are a better choice than canned, which contain large amounts of sodium. Before eating the canned variety, you should rinse them thoroughly.

NUTRIENT ~ Vitamin K

Vitamin K helps to make various proteins that are needed for blood clotting and the building of bones.

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Grape

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

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Endive

Endive (pronounced in-dive or ahn-deev) is a leafy vegetable in the chicory root family. It has a crisp, crunchy texture and a slightly bitter taste. It can be used raw or cooked. There are three main types: Curly endive (Cichorium endivia var. crispum) has a bitter flavor and curly leaves. It is also known as…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Cucumber

Cucumber (español: pepino) is a widely-cultivated creeping vine plant in the Cucurbitaceae gourd family that bears cucumiform fruits, which are used as vegetables. There are three main varieties of cucumber—slicing, pickling, and burpless/seedless—within which several cultivars have been created. The cucumber originates from South Asia, but now grows on most continents, as many different types of cucumber are traded on the global market. Nutrition: 3.5 oz (100 g) unpeeled cucumber…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Cilantro

Cilantro is especially rich in Vitamin K, which aids in healthy blood clotting. Coriander (español: cilantro) (Coriandrum sativum), also known as Chinese parsley or cilantro, is related to parsley, carrots, and celery. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most used in cooking. It may help lower…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Celery

Nutrient-rich celery provides 37% of the daily requirement of Vitamin K, which plays a role in blood clotting, bone metabolism, and regulating blood calcium levels. Celery (español: apio) has the scientific name Apium graveolens. is a vegetable in the plant family called Apiaceae. Celery stalks are the best-known part of this plant, but the green leaves and seeds are…

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Cashew

Cashews (español: marañón) are commonly referred to as nuts, but they are really seeds, native to Brazil but grown in many other warm climates nowadays. They are rich in nutrients and are reported to help with weight loss, blood sugar control, and a healthy heart.

PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Carrot

You can eat carrots raw or cooked. They are weight-loss-friendly and have been linked to lower cholesterol levels and improved eye health. Carotene antioxidants have been linked to a reduced risk of cancer. Orange carrots get their bright color from beta carotene, an antioxidant that your body converts into vitamin A.