Spinach Though we can usually get spinach all year round, there’s something satisfying about spinach from a local farm or picked from the garden. Spinach is rich in detoxifying chlorophyll and is a good source of vitamin E. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that most people don’t get enough of in their diet.
The Yellows - Bromelain in pineapple. This enzyme may ease indigestion & asthma. Grilled pineapple slices make a sweet, simple dessert. Limonoids - citrus These may lower cholesterol & protect against breast, skin, & stomach cancers. Zest away: Limonoids are concentrated in citrus peel. Lutein & Zeaxanthin - corn, leafy greens. This duo keeps eyes strong, protecting the retina & reducing the risk of cataracts & age-related macular degeneration. Freezing corn may increase lutein levels.
New this week, Kumquat from Kleinjongenskraal; closely related to citrus, and were originally cultivated in China; frequently eaten whole; the skin is usually sweet and the inner fruit tart; sometimes the juicy centre part is too sour to eat; looking forward to seeing what these ones are like!