Even if some people think that by now it goes without saying that vegetables are one of the basics of any diet, it never hurts to say so again.
The vegetable garden should always be on your table every day to ensure a balanced diet.
At the Masia de Can Puig the baskets of fresh organic vegetables and fruit are prepared with local produce.
Top quality fruits and vegetables carefully selected for our customers.
Undoubtedly, eating them raw in salads or sliced (especially green leaves, tomato, cucumber...) is the best way to make the most of all their nutrients, since heating destroys some of the vitamins they contain. However, not all vegetables can be consumed in this way and it is necessary to learn as many recipes and techniques as possible to make them more fun, tastier and more interesting.
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As well as being rich in essential vitamins, vegetables are full of compounds that are very important for maintaining health and well-being. These compounds come in the whole range of colours found in nature.
That’s why our advice is to eat the rainbow every day, literally!
Red vegetables: they provide lycopene that protects the skin from the sun, protects the vision, and is a powerful antioxidant. You can find it in tomatoes and red peppers.
Orange vegetables: they are full of beta-carotene, which the body converts into the vitamin A needed for healthy skin and by the immune system. You can find it in carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, etc.
Yellow vegetables: they supply lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect the eyes and help reduce the risk of cataracts. Yellow peppers, sweet corn and courgette flowers are some of the foods that contain them.
Green vegetables: rich in energizing chlorophyll, there are countless foods this colour (spinach, watercress, broccoli, asparagus, kale, cucumbers, etc.)
Purple vegetables: they are an excellent source of anthocyanins, which combat free radicals and premature aging (Lombardy cabbage, aubergines and beetroot contain them).
White vegetables: they owe their whiteness to polyphenols, which have antioxidant properties that help combat hypertension and heart disease. These compounds are found in mushrooms, garlic, cauliflower, onions and leeks, etc.