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What's the healthiest vegetable?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer over 3 years ago
8 answers 1159 views
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pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 3 years ago

John Boehner. Look at all the carotin going on there.

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added over 3 years ago

Chocolate!

Seriously though, I suppose it depends on what specifically you're looking for, like Vitamin A,B,C, etc... There are a lot of different benefits that can come from any one vegetable. It's also good to try and eat as many different colored vegetables as possible!

If you want me to pull an answer out of my butt... Kale is great for you! I eat a ton of it. I even puree it into smoothies :)

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Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 3 years ago

Why waste time looking for the healthiEST vegetable? They all have vitamins, minerals, and other good stuff, so eat 'em all.

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added over 3 years ago

According to the ANDI index, it is kale, collard greens, mustard greens, and watercress. You can read all about the ANDI index here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket...

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added over 3 years ago

But in the long run, I think Maedl is right.

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added over 3 years ago

My guidelines: variety, moderation, quality. That presumes that you are eating real food, preferably homemade.

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added over 3 years ago

I think healthy works better as a pattern instead of an individual time. Bevi points out that kale etc have the highest ANDI scores and are super sources of lots of good stuff. But each vegetable has its own unique micronutrient profile so, like Maedl says, eat lots of different vegetables most days. How many vegetables you eat most days is the best
marker for a healthy pattern.

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added over 3 years ago

Kale, Sweet Potato, eat a variety of colors for a variety of nutrients, berries, broccoli, cauliflower, almost all dark leafy greens.