Sun Dried Tomato & Goji Berry Meze
A unique combination of flavors to enhance your creativity & culinary creations! Our farm's ingredients, with an intense aroma, lively color, and great taste, will reward your taste buds and enhance any of your traditional recipes. Simply add as a base in sauces for pasta, pizza, flatbreads, calzone, focaccias, meat, seafood, or drizzle over fried "saganaki" cheese.
A snack packed with flavor and great benefits for a healthy, vegetarian and plant-based diet. Perfect for any part of the day, to add in your Greek salad or your favorite cheese course. These intensely flavored, sun-kissed beauties are a concentrated source of nutrients. They provide vitamins C and K, iron, and lycopene, an antioxidant associated with a lower risk of cancer development.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF SUNDRIED TOMATOES
- Contain a higher level of antioxidants
They protect your health by neutralizing free radicals and lowering the risk of inflammation. One cup of sun-dried tomatoes provides 24 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C and 15 percent of vitamin A.
Vitamin C supports the immune system and neutralizes free radicals throughout the body. Vitamin A refers to a group of substances with different properties. As a vitamin, it’s essential for vision and strengthens the immune system. Three other members of the vitamin A family – lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin – work as antioxidants.
- Mineral Content
Sun-dried tomatoes serve as excellent sources of potassium and magnesium.
Potassium helps your nerves communicate and regulates your electrolyte balance, while magnesium maintains healthy bone tissue and aids in energy production.
- Vitamin Content
They are rich in vitamin K and niacin. Vitamin K helps your body maintain mineralized bone tissue and plays an essential role in blood clot formation, while niacin supports your metabolism and contributes to healthy brain function. They also contain moderate amounts of other vitamins, including C, A, B-5, and B-9.
- Heart Health
Antioxidants contribute to heart health by reducing inflammation in the blood vessels.
A serving of sun-dried tomatoes delivers further heart benefits by providing a good amount of the daily intake of calcium and magnesium. First is a well-known component of bones, but it also stimulates the contraction of heart muscles. The second one has the opposite role, helping to ensure normal heart rhythm by causing the heart muscles to relax. Calcium and magnesium also regulate blood pressure by coordinating the contraction and relaxation of blood vessel walls.
Sun-dried tomato, goji berry*, olive oil, sunflower oil, caper, parsley, garlic, salt.
*Goji berry is a product of organic farming (currently in the process of certification).
A super-food healthy single-serve appetizer, to accompany your cheese courses, charcuterie, and cold cuts or add in your vegetable salads. You can even add it to sandwiches, dressings, flatbreads, calzone, and pizza for a robust flavor and crunchy experience. Last but not least, add it as a side on a grilled fish served with olive oil & lemon sauce.
Sun-dried tomatoes contain a moderate amount of calories -- 139 calories per cup, or 7 percent of the calories in a 2,000-calorie diet.