Agriculture

Vegetable List

BROCCOLI

BROCCOLI

Broccoli is known for its high nutrition values. It is high in Vitamin C along with folate, Vitamin K and E. This tasty green vegetable is produced mainly in California. This area is one of the biggest production areas for vegetables in the world and has earned itself the nickname “America’s Salad Bowl”. Salinas has a mild Mediterranean climate with the average annual highs around 68°F (20°C). In the morning, the broccoli fields are covered with cool fog, which comes from Monterey Bay. This makes the broccoli’s quality stand out. In winter, the production moves down to Yuma, Arizona and Mexico. Broccoli is pre-cooled after harvest and iced prior to shipment.

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ONIONS

ONIONS

Onions are known to have many health benefits such as lowering blooding pressure and reducing the risk of heart attacks. Even though they are 80% water, they are known to have a very long shelf life when kept in a cool dry condition. Eastern Washington, where the onions are grown, is known for its hot summers and cold winters. Onions are harvested once a year around September and kept in temperature-controlled cold storage. Washington State also produces Colored onions such as red onions and white onions.

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KABOCHA SQUASH

KABOCHA SQUASH

Mexican Kabocha Squash is known for its sweet flavor and chestnut-like texture. It is rich in beta carotene which helps maintain healthy skin and a good immune system and also plays a role in eye health. Kabocha squash is good for a variety of recipes, from appetizers to desserts. Sonora, Mexico, where kabocha squash is grown, is a desert area characterized by a wide gap between day and night temperatures. These weather conditions are ideal for producing high-quality Kabocha squash.

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