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We Now Deliver To The Bronx

We Now Deliver To The Bronx

Asian Veggies will now be delivering to the Bronx once a week every Saturday! All orders placed for Bronx delivery before 6PM on Friday will be delivered the next day (Saturday). 
Joseph Boo
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We Now Deliver To Nassau County - Long Island

We Now Deliver To Nassau County - Long Island

I'm proud to announce that once a week (every Wednesday) we will be delivering to Nassau County - Long Island! All orders placed before 6PM on Tuesday will be ready for shipment to Long Island the following Wednesday. If you live in Suffolk County, we can arrange a time to meet up closer to the border of Nassau for your order. Of course, the drop-off can be contactless into your trunk. 
Joseph Boo
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Veggie of the Week: Garlic

Veggie of the Week: Garlic

Garlic belongs to the same family as onions and is similar to chives and leeks. What do all of these veggies have in common? Aside from having a very pungent scent and flavor, they all contain certain phytochemicals called organosulphides. These particular phytochemicals have been shown to be antihypertensive, antioxidant, anticarcinogenic and immune enhancing.
Chloe Swierzbinski
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Improvements Are Coming To Asian Veggies!

Improvements Are Coming To Asian Veggies!

As we look to expand, here are some changes we're looking to make. We will be lowering delivery fees, lowering quantities, sourcing more products, adding new UX / produce images, and ability to do substitutions
Joseph Boo
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Veggie of the Week: Tofu

Veggie of the Week: Tofu

Okay, so it's not technically a veggie, but tofu definitely deserves a nutrition spotlight. Tofu is made from ground soybeans that are coagulated into curds and then pressed into a block - hence the name, bean curd. The blocks can be sold as silken, soft, firm or extra firm, giving a cook many options for incorporating tofu into a dish or making it the star of the show.

Tofu is an excellent source of plant-based protein, making it popular among the vegetarian/vegan crowd. Half of a package of tofu contains about 18 grams of protein, which is almost the amount of protein found in three ounces of chicken. Plus, the soy in tofu is considered a "complete" protein, meaning it contains all of the necessary amino acids that our body can't make and must get from food. The fat found in tofu, similarly to nuts and seeds, is mostly in the form of heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Tofu is also a pretty good source of iron, so you don't always have to turn to red meat to get your fill of this micronutrient, which is essential for red blood cells.

Tossed in stir frys, salads or soups, tofu will easily take on the flavor of any dish. And you can rest assured that you're adding a protein-rich, nutrient-dense "veggie" to your meal.

Jean Hanks
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Veggie of the Week: Shiitake Mushrooms

Veggie of the Week: Shiitake Mushrooms

The shiitake mushroom, native to East Asia, is a particularly earthy mushroom that boasts many of the same nutritional benefits as vegetables.
Jean Hanks
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Veggie of the Week: Kabocha Squash

Veggie of the Week: Kabocha Squash

Kabocha squash, commonly known as Japanese pumpkin, is a hearty, starchy member of the winter squash family. Like its siblings, kabocha squash is a good source of carbohydrates and some essential vitamins and minerals. At about 50 calories per cup, it contains around 5 grams of natural sugar and minimal fat. Plus, the seeds are edible! Roast ‘em up and add to them your diet for additional protein and heart-healthy unsaturated fat.

All squash varietals are pretty good sources of vitamin C, as well as potassium and beta-carotene. Diets high in potassium are associated with lower blood pressure, thanks to the mineral’s beneficial interaction with sodium. Beta-carotene is a phytochemical that serves as our body’s precursor to vitamin A, which is important for healthy vision, among other things.

Kabocha squash can be prepared and cooked in several different ways including roasted, stewed or pureed into soup. But no matter which way you prepare it, kabocha squash will be a nutrient-dense and delicious addition to your diet.

Jean Hanks
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Nutrition Spotlight: Cilantro

Nutrition Spotlight: Cilantro

In the world of herbs and spices, none may be more widely used in cooking than cilantro. These fragrant leaves actually come from the coriander plant, which is native to the European-Mediterranean region but currently planted all over the world. Cilantro is extremely versatile – while it is typically found in Asian cuisine, you can also find the herb served as a garnish in tacos, salads and blended in juices.

Like most culinary herbs, cilantro has been used in many countries in traditional medicine to treat various health conditions, like inflammation, anxiety, insomnia, and digestive issues. Unfortunately, we can’t give cilantro credit for being able to treat these conditions, as there’s not enough supported evidence to do so. But the plant definitely has some nutritional benefits that can’t be disputed. Cilantro is extremely low in calories, with essentially no fat or sugar. For those who are mindful of their salt intake, cooking with cilantro is a great way to add flavor to a dish without adding sodium. The herb contains vitamins and minerals like vitamin A and potassium, though in relatively small amounts. Finally, spices like cilantro contain polyphenols – compounds with antioxidant properties that may help protect us from various diseases.

So the next time you’re making…really anything, sprinkle a handle of cilantro into your dish. You’ll not only enhance the flavor of your food, but you’ll add extra nutrients to your diet. And who doesn’t want that?

Jean Hanks
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Week One ✅ - Greens for Good

Week One ✅ - Greens for Good

Greens For Good Week One Update - Asian Veggies

Joseph Boo
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Introducing Greens for Good, a Welcome to Chinatown and Asian-Veggies.com led initiative to serve Chinatown’s senior residents, in partnership with Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC)

Introducing Greens for Good, a Welcome to Chinatown and Asian-Veggies.com led initiative to serve Chinatown’s senior residents, in partnership with Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC)

Asian Vegges x Welcome to Chinatown introduces Greens for Goods. An initiative to serve Chinatown’s senior residents, in partnership with Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC)

Joseph Boo
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