Our Earth Exotics™ Mixed Baby Vegetables have been selected to give you the best of mixture of Fresh Vegetables for your table. Our mixture includes Sugar Snap Peas, Baby Zucchini Squash and Hand Peeled Baby Carrots. This mixture is high in Beta-carotene. Vitamin A is derived from beta-carotene and carrots are the leading source of this substance in the American diet. In fact, carotenoids, the group of plant pigments of which beta-carotene is a member, are so named because they were first identified in carrots. This ever-popular vegetable is also a source of disease-fighting flavonoids, and carrots contain a specific type of fiber, called calcium pectate, which may lower blood cholesterol. Zucchini are more than 95% water, and so offer only a modest amount of nutrients. The high water content, however, means that they are very low in calories (about 19 per cup of raw sliced squash). In addition, they are inexpensive and can be eaten raw or cooked. Sugar Snap Peas add a sweetness to the mix.
Our Earth Exotics™ packaging is unique and is designed for ease of use and with the intent of creating very little waste. Although our packaging is microwave capable, it is not the optimal way to prepare vegetables. We highly encourage you to try other cooking methods such as roasting, sautéing, steaming, and even boiling in some cases. You will find that the vegetables will have a better texture and flavor by utilizing some of these tried and true cooking methods, and will leave you with a better eating experience.
MICROWAVE: Cut corner of bag, microwave on high 2 - 3 minutes.
STEAM: Cut corner of bag, place in steamer over boiling water for 14 - 16 minutes.
BOIL: Remove Vegetables from bag, boil in salted water for 7 - 9 minutes.
Mixed Vegetables/1 cup cooked
Total fat (g) 0.8
Saturated fat (g) 0.2
Monounsaturated fat (g) 0.1
Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0.4
Dietary fiber (g) 4.1
Protein (g) 4
Carbohydrate (g) 14
Cholesterol (mg) 0
Sodium (mg) 33
Vitamin C (mg) 97
Folate (mcg) 94
Manganese (mg) 0.4
Earth Exotics™ Mixed Baby Vegetables have been selected from the finest vegetables available and are ready to use right out of the bag. Look for clean, firm fresh product.
Do not wash or trim before storing them. Store the Earth Exotics™ Mixed Baby Vegetable is easy, conveniently packaged for our refrigerator. Handling & Preparation: Earth Exotics™ Mixed Baby Vegetables can be prepared directly in their bag. You can choose to Microwave, Boil or Steam them.
Whichever cooking method you choose, test for doneness by inserting a knife tip into the Vegetables, which should be barely tender.