Eating for a better health and immune system has never been easier. Our Kulay Pack gathers a richly coloured assortment of fruits and vegetables that are especially high in phytonutrients, which strengthen a plant’s immune system and, more importantly, our own.
Phytonutrients in plants are responsible for the colours in our fruits and vegetables and their distinct flavour and aroma, such as the deep red pigment of beets along with that earthy flavour. Phytonutrients provide us with a host of health benefits, including anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and according to the USDA, “consuming a phytonutrient-rich diet seems to be an “effective strategy” for reducing cancer and heart disease risks.”
Kulay Pack contains produce that are best eaten either raw or gently cooked either through steaming or poaching to preserve their nutrients. And make it a point to eat at least one half-cup serving that combines two to three colours with each meal plus snack daily to reap the rewards of that immune boosting goodness.
Her’s a quick rundown of the colours that keep us in the pink of health:
Red:Rich in the carotenoid lycopene, a potent scavenger of gene-damaging free radicals that seems to protect against prostate cancer as well as heart and lung disease.
Orange and yellow: Provide beta cryptothanxin, which supports intracellular communication and may help prevent heart disease.
Green:These foods are rich in cancer-blocking chemicals like sulforaphane, isocyanate, and indoles, which inhibit the action of carcinogens (cancer-causing compounds).
Blue and purple:Have powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins believed to delay cellular aging and help the heart by blocking the formation of blood clots.
White and brown:The onion family contains allicin, which has anti-tumor properties. Other foods in this group contain antioxidant flavonoids like quercetin and kaempferol.
Reminder: To make it to our weekly Thursday delivery, your payment must be processed by 6PM the Monday before. Seewhat's available this week on ourGulay Board. Also check out our Delivery Guide&FAQs.All packs will be delivered in tampipi which are shared by all CSA members. Collections are weekly upon delivery of your farmshare, to be cycled for sanitation and reuse.
What MakesOur Produce Stand Out
We could tell you about our partnership with small holder farmers, their organic practice and the larger food system that the produce represents or you could taste it. The difference depends on what you're used to and what you've been exposed to. Many of the items taste more alive than supermarket ones (ie spinach, carrots, beets, korean radish, etc). Often we receive varieties that don't make it through mass-produced marketing channels or long travel (ie cherry tomatoes or saging bulkan) Whether it's the soil care or the shorter food miles or both, we like to believe you can experience collective health and hopefully taste it too.