Arbor’s Farm Fresh Produce of August: Tomato

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What is Farm Fresh Produce?

The Farm Fresh Produce of the Month program is a Nutrition Program created by Arbor’s Dietitians to help increase student exposure to fruits and vegetables.  Dietitian-inspired recipes featuring the produce will be highlighted on the menus along with nutrition education in the lunchroom.  

 

 

This month’s Farm Fresh Produce: TOMATO

 

GROW Tomatoes are mostly red, but come in almost every color of the rainbow!

NUTRITION Did you know the carotenoid, lycopene, promotes heart health and prevents cancer.

FLAVOR Smooth skin, juicy flesh, and slippery seeds, tomatoes balance sweet, sour, and savory.

TRIVIA The “La Tomatina” festival in Spain is the biggest tomato fight in the world with over 40,000 people!

 

Check out the newsletter below to learn more about tomatoes and for three great recipes!

Tomatoes Galore