Pale Foods That Nourish

Just because these foods are pale doesn’t mean they’re bland, and what they lack in hue they make up for in nutrition.

 

Take a look and see where to get your fix locally:

Marin Magazine Cauliflower

CAULIFLOWER

Nutrients

Fiber, choline, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6

Benefits

Said to promote weight loss and healthy digestion, helps with sleep, learning and memory

Get it from

Roasted Sicilian cauliflower at Tamalpie Pizzeria (Mill Valley)

Marin Magazine Garlic

GARLIC

Nutrients

Manganese, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin B6

Benefits

Can combat sickness including the common cold, helps detoxify the body from heavy metals

Get it from

Shrimp and garlic noodle at VN Noodle and Grill (San Rafael)

JICAMA

Nutrients

Fiber, vitamin C, potassium, iron

Benefits

May boost heart health, promote digestion; good for your gut bacteria

Get it from

Fresh jicama and cucumber with chili powder and chips at Copita Tequileria y Comida (Sausalito)

Marin Magazine Onions

ONION

Nutrients

Vitamin C, folate, pyridoxine, potassium

Benefits

May benefit heart health, loaded with antioxidants, contains cancerfighting compounds

Get it from

Onion soupe gratinee at Left Bank Brasserie (Larkspur)

Marin Magazine White Corn

WHITE CORN

Nutrients

Protein, fiber, phosphorus, copper, zinc

Benefits

Promotes eye health, may prevent diverticular disease

Get it from

Tacos on soft corn tortillas at the Siren Canteen (Stinson Beach)

 

This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition with the headline: “No Plain Janes”.

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