Posted on January 16 2024
Combatting the winter blues goes beyond the lack of sunlight—it's also about the scarcity of fresh, local produce. However, there's a silver lining: a range of resilient winter vegetables and greens that pack a nutritional punch. From sweet potatoes lasting until the first frost, rich in vitamins B1, B5, and B6, to carrots filled with carotene and essential vitamins, these root vegetables endure the cold. Meanwhile, kale, broccoli, kohlrabi, and Brussel sprouts survive extreme freezes, offering a plethora of health benefits, from fiber and protein in kale to cancer-fighting glucosinolates in the latter. Easily accessible from local farms or one's backyard, these winter wonders provide an essential source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, ensuring a healthful and thriving winter diet for all.