super foods - rafie, nartea, and mullins

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  • 1. Alternative Crop Production & Marketing:Superfoods
    Reza Rafie, Extension Specialist-Horticulture
    Chris Mullins, Extension Specialist-Greenhouse
    Theresa Nartea, Extension Specialist-Marketing & Agribusiness

2. Traditional Greenhouse
3. 4. Super Foods
The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as food considered especially nutritious or otherwise beneficial to health and well-being.
A concept that is widely employed in recent year is that of nutrient density of foods. Nutrient-rich foods are those that provide significant levels of protein, carbohydrates, fat, minerals, and vitamins in a reasonable number of calories.
5. Super Foods
Vegetables
Mushrooms
Legumes
Fruits
Nuts and Oils
Herbs and Spices
Grains
Meat, Seafood, and Dairy Foods
6. Vegetables
7. Unique Vegetables Grown at Randolph Farm
Bitter melon

  • This vegetable is highly appreciated and consumed by Asian and Indian consumers

8. High in vitamin C, folate, fiber, and potassium, good sources of vitamin K, thiamine, and zinc. 9. A 2006 report in Nutrition Review pointed to studies of its ability to reduce insulin resistance, which can lead to type 2 diabetes.Super Pizza
10. Unique Vegetables Grown at Randolph Farm
Jicama (Yam Bean or Mexican Turnip)

  • The center origin of this vegetable tuber is Central America and Mexico Greatly appreciate and consumed raw by Mexican and Asian consumers.

11. Low in calorie, high in vitamin C and fiber;good source of potassium.