Shopping the Carrboro Farmer’s Market

Here’s what’s available at the Carrboro Farmer’s Market, Saturday, February 22, 2014, in order of nutrient density (ANDI scores). Click through to find out more about each item and how to use it.   Collards 1000+ Kale 1000+ Napa Cabbage, 715 Spinach 707 Arugula 604 Lettuce, Green Leaf 585 Basil 518 Radishes 502 Brussels Sprouts 490 Turnips 473 Carrots 458 Oregano 426 Parsley 381 Kohlrabi 352 Broccoli 340 Mixed Baby […]

Brussels Sprouts

Bringing Home Brussels Sprouts

The precursors to Brussels sprouts were likely cultivated in Italy in Roman times. They arrived in Belgium as early as the 13th century AD. The modern Brussels sprout was first cultivated in large quantities in Belgium, specifically in a region near its capital, Brussels, after which they are named, as early as 1587. They were introduced into the […]

cooked kale

Knowing the Healing Power of Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a family of chemically related substances called naphthoquinones. There are two major types of vitamin K that are important for humans: K1 and K2. Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone or phytonadione) is a natural nutrient found in green leafy vegetables. Vitamin K2 (menaquinones or MKs) in foods are mostly in the form of MK4 […]

Brussels Sprouts

Stemming Disease and Promoting Budding Health

Leaves are lovely and roots rock, but other parts of plants are nutritional powerhouses as well, including stems and buds. Here are stem and bud vegetables listed by ANDI score: Brussels Sprouts 490 Kohlrabi 352 Broccolini 342 Broccoli, raw 340 Cauliflower, raw 315 Broccoli, cooked; Cauliflower, cooked 294 Asparagus, 205 Bean Sprouts 177 Celery 151 Artichoke 145 Cardoons 120 Radish Sprouts 114 Rhubarb, cooked […]