Nutrition Connection – January 2018
The “Misfits”: Good for You, Your Wallet and the Environment
Benefits of fruits and vegetables… even if they’re not perfect. It is well-known that fruits and vegetables are essential to a healthful diet as they contain important vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and other phytonutrients. Current dietary guidelines for adults include the consumption of at least 2 servings of fruit and at least 3 servings of vegetables per day. Flawed (“ugly” or “misfit”) produce can count toward this quota and provide the same benefits as their more aesthetically appealing relatives. While imperfect produce might appear wrinkled or misshapen, they are perfectly nutritious. In fact, there is no nutritional difference seen between pretty produce and these misfits that are often overlooked.
The following sections are in the newsletter:
Tips, Save Money, When not to buy “misfits”, Reducing food waste, Preservation 101, Recipes, Upcoming events