CSA Member Rick Otto gave us the book: Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson. This book delves into some of the recent research in phytochemicals (phyto=plant) and their role in human nutrition. In many instances, as we have developed our cultivated crops through the millennia, we have inadvertently bred out some of the valuable plant chemicals that contribute to healthy nutrition.
It is a very interesting book packed with useful information. There are lists of vegetable varieties that tend to have retained more beneficial nutrients and there are simple tips for maintaining or enhancing the nutrients you can get from your fruits and vegetables.
You may see things like purple carrots in your CSA shares and at the Luna Bleu farmstand this year and I will scatter interesting tips in our newsletters!