Which Vegetables Boast Maximum Nutrition?
Food Day 2014 is months away — on October 24, 2014 — but the Food Day crew is busy spreading nuggets of real food wisdom, including this info-packed chart ranking nutrition in 73 vegetables (p.s. March is National Nutrition Month!).
Using percentages of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for Vitamin K, Lutein, Vitamin C, Potassium, and fiber, each vegetable earned a score. Looking for a superstar veggie? Stick with kale, sweet potatoes, and greens. But don’t be dissin’ the red cabbage and okra, both of which are high in Vitamins C and K. This chart will tell you which veggies are packed with loads of nutrition and which you should eat anyway — just because they’re tasty.
Looking for some intriguing prep ideas? Check out these posts on the Important Media network:
- 11 Yummy Asparagus Recipes for Spring
- Okra Recipe: How to Cook this Well-Traveled Vegetable
- One Food, Ten Ways: Our Best Kale Recipes
- Eating Vegan: 10 Healthy Vegan Soup Recipes
- Quick Meals: Broccoli Couscous Salad
What do you think? Will you use this information to expand your vegetable repertoire?
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