Happy Valentines Day!
Even though it is winter and things aren't really growing, we still have seasonal veggies from right here in the Garden State! Winter is for ROOTS, and there are O so many of them. Some are very familiar to most of us, but others are uncommon and wonderful! Here is the lowdown on these low growing wonders. Click a photo to dig deeper.
As well as these we also have fresh organic ginger on hand at all times to add that much needed ZIP to your beverages.
(Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is a member of the Zingiberaceae family of plants. It has been a part of healing strategies in Asia, India, Europe, and the Middle East for centuries for treatment of such disorders as arthritis, stomach upset, asthma, diabetes, and menstrual irregularities, to name a few. There is scientific support that ginger may alleviate the symptoms of nausea and vomiting following pregnancy, surgery, cancer therapy, or motion sickness and suggestive evidence that ginger reduces inflammation and pain. Cell culture studies show that ginger has antioxidant properties. However, it is not known whether ginger antioxidant constituents are bioavailable in humans once ingested and whether they can affect markers of oxidative stress in human in vivo. There are preliminary data that ginger has antimicrobial potential, although there is little evidence supporting ginger's practical usefulness in combating infections in humans. Based on evidence primarily from animal and in vitro studies, ginger may have beneficial effects toward cardiovascular disease through its multiple actions counteracting inflammation, hyperlipidemia, platelet aggregation, and hypertension
All of our seasonal drinks feature one or more of these wonderful and healthy roots, grab one today and show your body a little love for Valentines day!