The Produce Moms Podcast
Episode 49: Why You Need To Try Salad Savoy With Chris Sutton
“Solving the problem of getting food from the ground to the dinner table is a pretty big job, and we have to do it right.” – Chris Sutton
Chris Sutton is the Sales Manager at the Salad Savoy Corporation. He is one of the most dynamic personalities in the produce industry, and he is passionate about bringing tasty and nutritious vegetables to dinner tables across America.
What is Salad Savoy?
Fresh fruits and vegetables are an essential element of a well-balanced and nutritious diet. Dieticians and physicians recommend that we get a wide array of fruits and veggies to maximize the nutrients we get to support various functions within the body. Some of the most nutrient-rich vegetables include kale and members of the Brassica family, like cauliflower and broccoli. Salad Savoy® is a delicious vegetable that is a cross between kale and the Brassica genus, making it is a nutritional powerhouse.
Dubbed as a “sleeper superfood,” Salad Savoy® has it all. The natural sugars in Salad Savoy® give it a deliciously sweet flavor, and its earthy texture is an excellent complement to other vegetables, like spinach, that has a silkier texture. It has a unique, vibrant color mix of violet and white, making sure that you get plenty of flavonoids. Salad Savoy® is packed with vital nutrients like calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C, and K. It is also full of antioxidants and helps reduce inflammation in the body.
“One of my favorite Salad Savoy® recipes is a coleslaw we prepared as part of our summer series. We used a spicy chipotle dressing, and it is right up there with some of my favorite things to eat.” – Lori Taylor (8:01 – 8:25)
What’s even better is that Salad Savoy® is simple to prepare. You can saute it with some and garlic, or make delicious Salad Savoy® chips, just like kale chips. There are countless other tasty Salad Savoy® recipes.
John Moore is the Founder of the Salad Savoy Corporation. While on a trip to Sweden in 1983, he was inspired by what he saw and tasted, which led to the research and development of a new vegetable trademarked under the name Salad Savoy®. Soon after, it was recognized by Venture magazine as one of the top new ideas of the year.
John is a dynamic salesman who is passionate about the food industry. He is also a visionary. He was able to predict that people would start eating vegetables with different colors long before it became a trend. Today, consumers are well aware that eating a variety of colors helps them get a wide range of flavonoids and antioxidants.
The Myth Surrounding Specialty Vegetables
Many people mistakenly think that specialty vegetables are artificially grown. They believe that cauliflower should always be white, and if it is orange, then it must have been injected with some sort of a chemical. But that is not the case! Growers have actually discovered how to use the plant breeding process to bring produce to life in a brand new way.
When growers notice anomalies in their crops that have specific desirable characteristics, they observe the plant and keep an eye out for anomalies within their other crops. When they find multiple anomalies with desirable traits, they cross-pollinate between the plants to reproduce those traits. It’s a completely natural process, and the end result is a plant that has more of the taste, texture, and color that consumers desire.
“If you like broccoli and cauliflower with a little bit of honey on it, you’re going to love Salad Savoy®.” – Chris Sutton (18:21 – 18:28)
As we become more conscious about the food that we put in our bodies, vegetables like Salad Savoy® are expected to continue to rise in popularity. Today, more than ever, people are paying attention to the source and nutritional qualities of their food. We are growing in our understanding of the dangers of processed food and the transformational benefits of eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. As more people taste the delicious flavor of Salad Savoy® and learn about the health benefits, it very well might become the next avocado. With its vibrant colors, it’s like Salad Savoy was made for Instagram!
Visit Salad Savoy’s website to learn more about their colorful history, and to find a distributor near you!
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