Vegetables are a staple of any healthy diet. In addition to being rich in essential vitamins and minerals, they are generally low in fat, sodium, and calories, not to mention important for proper digestion.
Focus on Organic Veggies
By choosing organic vegetables over nonorganic alternatives, you can pick what’s best for your health and for the environment. Organic veggies spare you from harsh chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides, plus their cultivation is much friendlier to insect populations - such as honeybees - that are crucial to the food system. Other important vegetable labels to look for include non-GMO, kosher, and Whole30 approved.
Top Vegetable Brands
There’s endless variety when it comes to vegetables. But you can trust these brands to always provide veggies that are well-sourced, rich in nutrients, and organic.
Native Forest made its debut in 1999 by introducing the first organic, rainforest-friendly hearts of palm available in the U.S. Other specialty products from this brand include artichoke hearts and baby corn.
Farmer’s Market Foods
Farmer’s Market Foods specializes in flavorful organic vegetables. Its current product line includes USDA Organic pumpkin and sweet potatoes in cans that have BPA-free liners.
Originally an olive oil importer founded in 1902, Paesana makes all-natural ingredients for Italian cooking. That includes organic portobello mushrooms that are suitable for a tasty supreme pizza.
These popular veggie picks will go great in your next salad, sandwich, soup, or another dish:
Love Beets Organic Cooked Beets
Beets work well as a side dish and in salads, among other possibilities. These sous vide-cooked organic beets from Love Beets gluten-free and contain no artificial colors or flavors.
Thrive Market Organic Pumpkin
Our canned organic pumpkin is paleo, vegan, and non-GMO. It’s also sustainably harvested and is good in anything from pumpkin pie to pancakes.
Organic Canned Vegetables
Prioritize organic vegetables like these for a healthy and sustainable diet:
Farmer’s Market Foods Organic Sweet Potato Puree
The natural sweetness of sweet potatoes makes them a go-to addition for dishes and snacks like bisques and muffins. Farmer’s Market Foods’ sweet potatoes are USDA Organic and sourced directly from farmers.
While not technically plants (they’re fungi), these mushroom options are nutritious culinary powerhouses:
Paesana Organic Portobello Mushrooms
These organic mushrooms are seasoned and yummy. They’re perfect for pizzas, sandwiches, antipasti, and salads.
Mycological Chanterelle Wild Mushroom
Chanterelle mushrooms are an exceptional source of protein, riboflavin, and vitamin D. They’re often mixed into risottos or sauteed in oil to bring out their delicate flavors.
Grow Your Vegetable Knowledge
Our blog is full of helpful tips on how to select and prepare vegetables:
Find Out Which Vegetables Are in Season
Knowing which vegetables are currently in season can help you plan your meals accordingly. Read up on how to use seasonal vegetables in your cooking.
Learn to Cook with Pumpkin
Canned pumpkin, roasted pumpkin, and pumpkin seeds are all versatile and healthy ingredients. This guide includes some ideas and recipes for getting started cooking with pumpkin.