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
Nuts and Oils
Herbs and Spices
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.