While Hanukkah and Christmas are behind us, there’s plenty of time to figure out what you’re going to serve for your parties to ring in the new year.
On AgriTalk Friday, Pamela Riemenschneider of Produce Retailer and The Packer spoke to guest host Clinton Griffiths of AgDay about different ways to spice up holiday vegetable trays, just by adding purple.
Riemenschneider suggested using maroon, purple or yellow carrots instead of the typical orange carrots many have grown accustomed.
Swapping white cauliflower for purple cauliflower not only adds a unique hue, but is also healthier. She said produce with darker colors, like purple sweet potatoes, green beans and asparagus, have higher nutrient content.
Another way to make prettier platters is with non-browning apples, such as Arctic Apples. The genetically modified apples were created by scientists by turning off the browning enzyme.
Purple vegetables and non-browning apples can always be used as you start your New Year’s resolutions as well!
Hear how Riemenschneider put the apples to the test and how her “granola” friends in her home of Austin, Tx. Responded to the apples on AgriTalk above.