September is Broccoli and Melon Month!
Did you know…?
There are many types of melons including honeydew, watermelon and cantaloupe. Watermelons were grown in the Nile River Valley as early as 2000 BC. Cantaloupes are also called muskmelons. Melons are an excellent source of vitamins A and C. Cantaloupes have the greatest content of vitamin A. Melons harvested during the summer time.
Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family, making it a cruciferous vegetable. It's name is derived from the Italian word broccolo, meaning the flowering top of a cabbage. Broccoli is very high in Vitamin C, making 1 cup of chopped broccoli the Vitamin C equivalent of an orange. One cup of raw chopped broccoli will give you your entire daily needed intake. Broccoli is also very high in Vitamin A. Vitamin A helps fight illness as well as keep your eyes healthy.