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Verified Veggie Health: Certified Nutrition In An Uncertain World

The Cece’s Veggie Co. team is committed to offering 100% organic spiralized noodles, riced veggies, meal kits during this time. We believe in simple nutrition, and it’s never been more important to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. Eating fresh produce has been shown to increase overall health, build the immune system, and increase the body’s ability to fight infections. You’ve heard health and nutrition experts say to ‘shop the perimeter of the grocery store’ for fresh, whole foods and the importance of nutrient-dense veggies has never been more important.

Our state-of-the-art production facility in Austin, TX was constructed to ensure the highest of standards for food manufacturing processes, so we will continue to maintain our stringent safety standards. Our equipment was purposefully designed for the best production, shelf-life, and quality of our fresh-cut veggies. Cece’s Veggie Co. follows all State and Federal regulations for food manufacturing, along with very strict food safety guidelines.

All of our production processes are certified by 3rd party agencies which verify the Cece’s team’s compliance to personal hygiene, including hand-washing procedures, and facility sanitation practices that ensure the overall food safety of manufactured products and our commitment to providing safe, high-quality fresh veggies for our consumers. Our suppliers all follow strict steps to prevent contamination that are now standard in the agricultural industry, keeping our supply chain strong, Best of all, there’s no need to fear your veggies since research has shown there’s no evidence this virus is transmitted by food!

You can continue to find our veggies in all our retail partners, who have confirmed they will be staying open and restocking shelves often to meet consumer demand. These grocery stores are truly heroes in these situations and we applaud their dedication to serving our communities.

If you’re staying home, there are grocery delivery services available in most major cities such as Instacart & Shipt. We are lucky to live in a nation with an abundant supply of healthy and safe food and Cece’s will continue to be your sous chef with packaged veggies.

With immune health more important than ever, here are some of the ways our nutrient-dense veggies can keep you healthy:

Vitamin C – often one of the first vitamins that come to mind when people think about immune health, Vitamin C plays many important roles in the body to prevent infections, lower inflammation, and fight disease. We love to “C” how many veggies have this vitamin such as broccoli, cauliflower, butternut squash, and summer squash. We bet you didn’t know one cup of broccoli has more Vitamin C than an orange!  

Vitamin E – Similar to Vitamin C, Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. These antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals in the body. Vitamin E can even help protect the body against several infectious diseases. Vitamin E consumption is important for maintaining a healthy immune system, especially among older people. You can find Vitamin E in veggies such as broccoli, beets, and butternut squash!

Vitamin A – we’ve all heard to ‘eat the rainbow’ and these foods high in colorful compounds called carotenoids – carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash – are all high in Vitamin A. These foods have an antioxidant effect on the body which to lowers susceptibility to infections and increases recovery when you get the sniffles! Did you know – one sweet potato packs an impressive 120% of your daily Vitamin A requirement? 

Zinc  – an essential mineral, zinc helps the liver’s immune system fend off unfriendly microorganisms that enter the liver, which is crucial for reducing chronic illness and preventing future health issues. Zinc kills viral cells, fights infections, and taps the brakes on inflammation to balance the body’s immune response. Get your zinc in sync by loading up on veggies like zucchini, shiitake mushrooms, and broccoli.

References:

1 https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2020/Q1/dont-fear-eating-your-fruits-and-veggies-as-virus-concerns-grip-nation.html

2 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/business/coronavirus-food-shortages.html

3 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325067#best-foods

4 https://health.clevelandclinic.org/eat-these-foods-to-boost-your-immune-system/

5 https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-a-benefits#section3 

6 https://www.myfooddata.com/articles/high-zinc-vegetables.php

7 https://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Eating/All-Star-Foods/Vegetables/Article-Viewer/article/91/health-benefits-of-broccoli#:~:text=