Superfood Facts

Superfoods are packed with vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients that contribute to better physical and emotional health. By serving up Eat Smart vegetables, you’ll get a substantial helping of superfoods—in fact, our bagged vegetables and salad kits include about 30 different superfoods.
The berries of the açaí palm tree from Central and South America and contain antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats.

High in biotin and Vitamin E, almonds are one of the most nutritionally dense nuts you can eat.

Beet Greens
Beet greens are high in lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that have been connected in studies to better eye health.

In addition to supplying fiber, copper, manganese and vitamins K and C, blueberries contain the antioxidants pterostilbene and resveratrol.

Bok Choy
Fill up on your daily allowance of vitamin A with bok choy, a cruciferous vegetable with a lengthy list of health benefits.

Chock full of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K and folate, broccoli stands out among superfoods as a power vegetable with many healthy benefits. Eat Smart superfood kits feature both broccoli florets and julienned broccoli stalk.

Brussels Sprouts
Glucosinolates are health-boosting compounds found in many vegetables, and Brussels sprouts are packed full of them. Plus, Brussels sprouts have more vitamin C than oranges.

Cabbage is one of 10 brassica vegetables you should include in your diet. Eat Smart superfood kits feature four different kinds of cabbage (not including bok choy): Napa, purple, red and savoy. Eat red or purple cabbage for the added benefit of anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant.

Carrots are best known for their beta carotene, a chemical compound that has been linked to eye health, vision and a strong immune system.

Along with their buttery taste, cashews are packed with nutrients such as vitamins E, K and B6, as well as copper, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and selenium.

Part of the cruciferous vegetable family, cauliflower comes loaded with glucosinolates and 77% of your daily recommendation for vitamin C.

Chia Seeds
These tiny seeds are 40% fiber by weight, making them among the best sources for this valuable dietary component. They’re also high in antioxidants, and contain plenty of manganese, magnesium and phosphorus.

Chicory is one of the best sources of inulin and a good way to add fiber to your diet.

Cranberries are high in antioxidants (second only to blueberries), nutrients that may reduce inflammation.

From anthocyanins and polyphenolic substances, to antioxidants, vitamin C and gamma-linoleic acid, currants are loaded with ingredients with the potential to support better health.

Flax Seeds
High-fiber, low-carb flax seeds contain generous amounts of essential omega-3 fatty acid, vitamin B1, manganese and magnesium, plus a number of other minerals valuable to nutrition.

Green Peas
Sugar snap peas and snow peas are filled with fiber, plus almost half of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin K-1.

Hemp Seeds
An excellent source of protein, hemp seeds offer you lots of vitamin E and a wide variety of minerals, as well as essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around. In fact, just one cup of kale provides twice your vitamin A and 134% of your vitamin C for the day, plus an amazing 684% of vitamin K. You’ll find both regular and Italian kale in Eat Smart superfood kits.

Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium, a natural chemical that helps generate energy molecules in your body and naturally relax your muscles.

Loaded with nearly two times the fiber of other grains, quinoa is also abundant in protein and a good source of iron and zinc.

The rich, red color of radicchio comes from anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant. This leafy vegetable also comes loaded with minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber.

Low in saturated fat and cholesterol, radishes are a great source of vitamin C, folate and potassium, as well as fiber.

Red Chard
Though overshadowed by its popular leafy green neighbor kale, chard is an excellent source of nutrients and has a slightly milder flavor. One cup of chard is overflowing with 300% of your daily vitamin K.

Sesame Seeds
These tasty accents provide plenty of copper and manganese in your diet, as well as other nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1 and fiber.

Sunflower Seeds
More than a popular snack, sunflower seeds are a prime source for vitamin E, and a great way to get copper and vitamin B1, plus vitamin B6, folate, niacin and a number of key minerals.