Three Organic Bitter Vegetables to Buy

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Three Organic Bitter Vegetables to Buy

Three Organic Bitter Vegetables to Buy

23 August 2023
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When a lot of people browse the organic produce section of their local grocery store, they often gravitate toward vegetables that have a sweet flavor. Carrots, bell peppers, sugar snap peas, and many other veggies offer a sweet flavor that your family can enjoy. It can be tempting to skip the produce that has a bitter taste, but this is an idea that you may wish to reconsider. Bitter produce typically offers a lengthy list of health benefits, including helping your digestion and even playing a role in weight loss, and organic produce is devoid of the many chemicals that can be present in non-organic products. If you don't have much experience with organic bitter veggies, here are some that you can add to your shopping cart.


Radicchio is easy to spot when you look at the shelves of the grocery store's produce section, as it has a reddish-purple color that makes it stand out from the many greens that are for sale. This leafy vegetable, which also has white sections, has a distinctly bitter taste but can be a healthy addition to your diet. People consume radicchio in all sorts of ways. You can add some of the leaves to a garden salad, for example, or even brush a whole radicchio with olive oil and your favorite herbs or spices, and then roast it for a short period of time.


Most people view dandelions as a nuisance on their lawns, but many people enjoy buying this type of food at their local grocery store. Dandelion has a bitter taste and offers numerous health benefits, including being good for your immune system. This can make this green plant a valuable addition to your diet during the cold season. People can roughly chop some dandelion leaves and add them to a salad with lettuce. If you sometimes have breakfast smoothies, adding dandelion leaves will boost the health benefits of this beverage.


Another good bitter vegetable to think about buying is arugula. It often comes in a clear plastic container and is usually prewashed. Arugula can be a good addition to a salad, but you can also enjoy it in other ways. Some people sauté it very briefly with garlic and then serve it with a meat main course such as steak. If you sometimes make your own pizzas at home, a handful of fresh arugula on top of the pie after it comes out of the oven can add bitter and peppery flavor notes. Shop for these organic bitter vegetables at a local grocery store near you, such as Southtown Health Foods.

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Improving Your Specialty Foods Selection

When I started working in my uncle's grocery store, I realized his business model was a little outdated. Instead of adjusting his inventory to the times, he was still carrying products that nobody was buying, and this model was hurting business. I decided to update things with a fresh infusion of specialty foods. I met with a few vendors to discuss what they could bring in, and it was amazing to see how much they offered. We filled our shelves with interesting, high-quality products, and our customers loved everything. This blog is all about specialty foods, so that you can see why updating is important.