We plant trees. We climb trees. We even hug trees, on occasion. But, do we eat our trees?
Okay, okay… I’m not talking about real trees. (though, the thought of someone attempting to munch on a mangrove is amusing) No, I am talking about those little green stalks we loathed so much as children…..
From the Latin bracchium for strong-arm or branch, broccoli is a sturdy vegetable packed with health benefits.Rich in Vitamin A and Folic Acid, broccoli has been shown to fight cancer, prevent heart disease and cataracts, and even reduce the risk of birth defects! My favorite Broccoli Fact is broccoli contains a more Vitamin C than an orange! Imagine that! Next time you find yourself with a case of the sniffles, reach for a bowl of broccoli to bolster your flagging immune system!
This week’s Rollin’ Oats Recipe Box Classic is a delicious Backyard Broccoli Salad featuring Follow Your Heart Vegenaise and Tree of Life Organic Seedless Raisins. This salad is a delicious way to get your daily dose of Vitamins A and C. Check out our Recipes Page for more healthy salad ideas!
Speaking of salads, the Oats Café has an abundance of delicious, prepared salads available daily! Enjoy a small portion for lunch or take a large container to-go for your next party or picnic!