What is a Superfood? - The Produce Moms

“Superfood” is a term used by marketers to describe foods that are nutrient-dense while being low in calories and other negative nutritional properties.  Of course ALL produce is good for you!  But marketers like myself love the term Superfood because it’s a way to distinguish the fruits & veggies that are super-rich in nutrients for the amount of calories they contain.  Phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals & more…. Superfoods don’t mess around.

I had the unique opportunity to film a segment about Superfoods last week with Lauren Lowrey of WISH-TV, our local CBS news affiliate here in Indianapolis… it airs tomorrow morning during Ch 8 Daybreak as part of the station’s Gr8Health programming!  Set your DVRs 🙂

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We were lucky to have help on the set from some of the Find Your Favorite Heroes who named a Superfood as their favorite fruit or veggie!  All the Find Your Favorite Heroes mean so much to me…. these celebrities & community-serving individuals joined my school foodservice campaign on a fairly short notice & without any form of reimbursement or royalty for their contribution.   They simply believe in the mission of The Produce Mom & the importance of childhood nutrition.  They are inspiring the students of Indianapolis Public Schools to make healthy choices & explore the abundant offerings of fresh produce… Every. Single. Day.

The Find Your Favorite Heroes represent the vast dreams & goals of our youth.  They have allowed me to tie specific produce commodities to their celebrity & market fruits and veggies directly to children.  Furthermore, each of these organizations/athletes is helping us with our efforts to expand Find Your Favorite to other urban school districts across the United States.  What they have done & continue to do as Find Your Favorite Heroes is remarkable.  Please visit the website and share their hero pages & videos on your Facebook or Pinterest page…  Join me in showing these amazing individuals how appreciative we are for their selfless dedication to childhood nutrition!

Here’s a preview of some of the Superfoods we are showcasing tomorrow morning on WISH-TV:

Kiwi – the MOST nutrient dense fruit…. one of the only fruits that contains Vitamin E.  Pick of Find Your Favorite Hero Graham Rahal

Broccoli – so many vitamins & minerals in Broccoli.  It’s a notable source of bone-strengthening calcium.  Pick of Find Your Favorite Hero Emily Dyson

Strawberries – an excellent source of Vitamin C & anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant.  Pick of Find Your Favorite Hero George Hill

Spinach – another obvious superfood… very nutrient dense & a lutein leader, a carotenoid that is essential for eye health.  Pick of Find Your Favorite Hero Coby Fleener.

Tune in to Daybreak tomorrow morning to learn more about Superfoods & how The Produce Mom is dedicated to inspiring kids to eat more fruits and vegetables!

What’s your favorite Superfood? Let me know in the comments below!
xoxo Produce Mom

 

 

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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