FOOD AND HEALTH
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WHY CHOOSE THE FARMERS MARKET
You may be surprised to learn that there are advantages to buying produce and goods from the Bessemer Farmers Market.
GOOD FOR YOU and YOUR COMMUNITY
Purchasing from a farmers market helps local farmers to stay in business, thus contributing to the local economy.
Our local produce does not travel far from the field to our market. That means the food is packed with more nutrients including vitamins and minerals than what you might find at the supermarket.
Reducing travel, packaging and processing is good for our environment.
You know where your food comes from; and get to talk with the grower.
There may be unexpected gems; homemade baked goods, local coffee and more.
Our market is a social time for customers, vendors and staff.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Fruits and vegetables are part of a well-balanced and healthy eating plan. There are many different ways to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Using more fruits and vegetables along with whole grains and lean meats, nuts, and beans is a safe and healthy one. Helping control your weight is not the only benefit of eating more fruits and vegetables. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases. Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are important for good health.
DUCK EGGS VS CHICKEN EGGS
Duck Eggs are an Alkaline producing food - Anti cancer food - much better
Farm Fresh eggs with a rich smooth orange yolk whether Chicken eggs or Duck eggs will surprise you if you have only experienced the colorless and flavorless supermarket versions. What most people do not know is that Duck eggs are far superior to Chicken eggs with the same taste and richer smoother consistency yet better than a chicken egg in many ways
1. Duck eggs have twice the nutritional value of a chicken egg and stay fresher longer due to their thicker shell.
2. Duck eggs are richer with more Albumen making cakes and pastries fluffier and richer.
3. Duck Eggs have more Omega 3 fatty acids ..something you can actually see in the salted pickled eggs the Chinese love to eat. Omega 3 is thought to improve everything from Brain health to healthy skin and
4. Duck Eggs are an Alkaline producing food, one of the few foods that leave your body more alkaline which is a great benefit to cancer patients as cancer cells do not thrive in an alkaline environment. Chicken eggs are an acid food leaving your body more acid.