How to eat the most immunity-building and nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, and stay on a budget
Published: June 11, 2021
We all know we should eat more fruits and vegetables, but we also all know that doing so can be easier said than done. Produce Marketing Association (PMA), which represents every segment of the global fresh produce supply chain, is on a simple mission to grow a healthier world by encouraging the consumption of fresh produce in any way possible. This includes educating consumers to better feed themselves and their families in a healthy, cost-effective way.
PMA’s charge is further enhanced as the United Nations has officially declared 2021 The Year of Fruits and Vegetables, and that includes helping families find ways to cost-effectively do so.
As an additional resource, this latest National Retail Report from the USDA illuminates the best way for families to do this by sharing which fruits and veggies average under $1 per pound. Being economical doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice great-tasting, healthy produce.
Here is how you can “eat the rainbow” frugally:
Sweet potato ($0.84/lb)
Bok choi and kale ($0.99/lb)
Iceberg lettuce ($0.55/lb)
It is possible to eat a rainbow of produce, find the most immunity-building and nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, and stay on a budget – keeping both your family and your bank account as healthy as possible. Remember – eat the (frugal) rainbow!