Freshly Plucked Seasonal Veggies
Our veggie selection changes often because we believe that fresh and seasonal just tastes better, and it’s better for you too. Produce plucked at its seasonal peak has up to 3 times more nutrition that out-of-season varieties. Here’s what’s in-season now at Dragon Bowl:
Roasted Broccoli – broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable rich in Vitamin C (immunological health), Vitamin K, beta-carotene (eye health), calcium (bone health), folate (neurological health), iron (blood health), manganese. quercetin, fiber (digestive health), chromium, sulphoraphane (skin health)
Brussel Sprouts – Brussel sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable rich in vitamin K (bone health, proper brain and nerve function), vitamin C (promotes cardiovascular and immune system health, reduces risk of hypertension and lowers blood pressure), glucosinolates (reduces risk of cancer, promotes heart health and reduces inflammation), and fiber (lowers cholesterol, promotes digestive health and weight loss).
Roasted Carrots – Carrots are high in antioxidants like beta-carotene which the body converts to Vitamin A during digestion. Beta carotene gives carrots their anti-cancer properties. Studies show that carrots help reduce the risk of colorectal, lung and prostate cancer. It also slows the aging of cells and lowers the risk of heart disease. Vitamin A has been associated with eye and skin health and detoxification of the body by assisting the liver in flushing toxins from the body. Carrots also contain fiber, vitamin k, potassium, folate, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, vitamin E and zinc.
Cauliflower – Cauliflower is packed with vitamin K (anti-inflammitory) and antioxidants. It’s vitamins and minerals are great for detoxing, cardiovascular support, and digestive support,
Kale Salad – Kale is a leafy green cruciferous vegetable low in calories (only 36 calories in one cup) and packed with vitamin A (reduces risk of cancer and improves eye and skin) health, C and vitamin K (reduces risk of cancer and promotes bone health) as well as minerals like copper, potassium, iron (per calorie, it has more iron than beef), manganese and phosphorus.
Potatoes – Potatoes are tubers low in calories, low in fat, high in fiber (digestive health and aids in controlling blood sugar levels), a very good source of vitamin B6 (neurological and cardiovascular health) and a good source of potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin and pantothenic acid. Potatoes also contain phytonutrients like carotenoids, flavonoids, quercetin and caffeic acid, that have antioxidant properties.
Zucchini – Zucchini is one of the very low calorie vegetables (17 calories/serving). It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. Its peel is a good source of dietary fiber (digestive health and offers protection from colon cancer). It’s also a very good source of potassium (cardiovascular health) and contains moderate levels of B-complex group of vitamins like thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and minerals like iron, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc.