I’m Seeing Red – Vegetables, that is.
I’m SEEING RED! Yes, I’m inundated with red vegetables coming from a late harvest from my farm, SanaView Farms. It’s wonderful that we are still picking delicious red tomatoes and sweet cherry peppers (the seeds are from the small farm town in Italy where my family came from). And, because of that, we are still busy making my Nonna’s (famous) Organic Heirloom Tomato Sauce and yummy Tomato Basil Soup for selling and for winter eating. But what’s interesting, is that the jalapeño and banana peppers that we are late to harvest turned red on the vine. We think of jalapeño and banana peppers as being green. I actually wonder if they are better for you at this stage. Any thoughts?
These red vegetables are HIGHLY nutritious for you and provide amazing health benefits. Peppers contain capsaicin, which can actually improve your digestive health, cardiovascular health and help to fight cancer! Peppers that contain capsaicin include jalapenos, habaneros, cayenne, serrano, cherry peppers and even bell peppers.
Tomatoes, of course, are also amazing for your body. They’ve been found to help fight cancer, support cardiovascular health by lowering high cholesterol and high blood pressure, helps reduce oxidative stress of type 2 diabetes, prevent urinary tract infections and gallstones. Tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene and vitamin C (antioxidants that help to fight cancer), biotin, molybdenum and vitamin K, copper, potassium, iron, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B6, folate, niacin, vitamin E and phosphorus.
WOW! So SEEING RED is actually a good thing.
Eat something red today. Love, Janet