Strawberries

Stigan Antioxidant, Fruits, Glycemic Index, Spring, Superfood

All kids seem to love this summer beauty, being red, sweet, and juicy! In fact, strawberries are the most popular berry fruit in the world. It’s no wonder since they’re a fun size to eat, and can brighten up both the taste and aesthetics of any meal! The red flesh contains yellow seeds that peek through the surface. Then there’s … Read More

Peppers – Sweet Bell

Stigan Antioxidant, Glycemic Index, Spring, Superfood, Vegetable

Whether you call them ‘sweet peppers’ or ‘bell peppers,’ their bell-shaped glossy exterior comes in a wide array of stunning colours, holding a crunchy, sweet taste to make mouths water. Sweet peppers -are botanically related to hot chile pepper – resembling a larger sibling. This vegetable’s exterior ranges in size from 2 to 5 inches in diameter, and 2 to … Read More

Cucumbers

Stigan Glycemic Index, Spring, Vegetable

Inside a cucumber is a very pale green flesh that is both moist and crunchy, with edible fleshy seeds. Varieties that are to be eaten fresh are known as ‘slicing cucumbers’. Gherkins cucumbers, usually much smaller than slicing cucumbers, are specially grown to make pickles. HOW TO CHOOSE  Make sure you add them to your meals & snacks during the … Read More

Tomatoes

Stigan Antioxidant, Glycemic Index, Mid To Late Summer, Spring, Vegetable

By themselves or combined with other foods, tomatoes are delicious! In plant families, the deep, rich red coloured tomato is categorized as a berry fruit. Of course, we who eat them consider tomatoes to be a vegetable. Raw or cooked tomatoes have a juicy flesh filled sections of slippery seeds and a watery environment. Although sugar acid content, texture, and … Read More

Spinach

Stigan Antioxidant, Glycemic Index, Spring, Superfood, Vegetable

Popeye popularized spinach, but it’s too bad he didn’t eat it fresh! Spinach can have either small, smooth, flat leaves or slightly crinkled broad leaves. Tender, sweet crisp leaves with solid jade green colouring that cook quickly. Raw spinach has a mild, slightly sweet taste, while its flavour strengthens and becomes more acidic when cooked. Although used as a richly … Read More

Radishes

Stigan Antioxidant, Glycemic Index, Spring, Vegetable

Did you ever raid your grandma’s garden for this colourful, snack-sized treat? The garden variety, also known as ‘Red Globe,’ produces tiny scarlet rounds or ovals are firm with juicy white flesh that provides a mild peppery taste, and definite crunch. Related to the turnip and horseradish family, this root vegetable is the most popular and you’ll find it at … Read More

Green Beans

Stigan Antioxidant, Glycemic Index, Mid To Late Summer, Spring, Vegetable

Green Beans are a long and slender vegetable with green pods. Harvested while still immature and the inner bean is just beginning to form, they are one of only a few varieties of beans that are eaten fresh with tremendous snap and texture. Although green beans vary in size, they average about four inches in length. They are usually a … Read More

Asparagus

Stigan Antioxidant, Glycemic Index, Spring, Vegetable

A few spears of asparagus on a plate and you’re bound to make Tuesday night’s dinner feel a bit more classy! This vegetable with long, tender shoots is a member of the lily family. Asparagus have tiny leaves that look like scales tightly packed near the tips, popular for their soft to crunchy texture and mild flavour. HOW TO CHOOSE  … Read More