Since this year’s National Nutrition Month’s theme is about eating colorful produce to improve your diet and overall health, we will be giving away resources, tips and tricks to boost produce in your diet all month long. We probably don’t need to remind anyone (but we will anyway) that 99% of adults fail to meet the minimum requirement of produce.
One company that can help solve our problems with eating more produce is Melissa’s/World Variety Produce, the nation’s leading distributor of specialty produce. With over 1,000 items available at any given time, Melissa’s imports and distributes exotic fresh fruits and vegetables from the US and around the globe.
But not only does Melissa’s supply supermarkets and specialty shops with the great guavas, kumquats and dried Jolokia chiles (who knew?), they also have cookbooks, great recipes, gift baskets and lots of celebrity chef recipes all available on their website. I often use their site for inspiration for finding new great recipes for veggies.
Melissa’s Great Book of Produce includes how to buy, store, cook anything that you’ll find in a produce aisle.
The exotic fruit basket he basket holds a rich array of tantalizing, seasonally available fruits such as a juicy pineapple, baby bananas, papaya, tangy and sweet mango and much more.
Freebie: One reader will win these prizes to be awarded on Friday, March 4. To enter, tell us what produce you ate today (or are going to eat) and friend AppforHealth.com on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @appetite4health.
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