Hydrating Summer Fruits & Vegetables
Jul 03, 2017
Summer has officially arrived in the Pacific Northwest and it is bringing on the heat. With such great weather you can go out and enjoy the sunshine. One thing that’s important no matter how you choose to spend your sunny days is making sure to stay hydrated when the weather gets hot. Our bodies need proper hydration to keep you going on warm summer days, but sometimes that is easier said than done. Luckily many of the farm fresh fruits and vegetables we eat everyday contain significant amounts of water. Check out the five tasty local fruits and vegetables you can get from Carpinito Bros. that can help you stay hydrated and healthy this summer!
Strawberries- All berries are good foods for hydration, but fresh local Northwest strawberries are definitely the best of the bunch. Blueberries and raspberries both contain around 85% water, while blackberries are slightly higher at 88.2%. Strawberries supersede all of these with a 91% water content. Try blending all four types of berries in a smoothie to really up your water intake.
Cucumbers- With a 96.7% water content, Carpinito Grown cucumbers have more water than any other fruits or vegetables out there. Dice them up and mix into your favorite summer salad or snack on cucumber slices with some delicious Penny’s Salsa Hummus, sold right here at our farm stand in Kent, WA.
Watermelon- As you are probably already aware based on the name, local Northwest Watermelon is full of water as well as dozens of nutrients and antioxidants. With 91.5% of the fruit containing water, it’s easy to make sure you’re getting your daily dose of water in while enjoy this sweet and juicy summertime favorite.
Radishes- These refreshing root vegetables will not only compliment all of your favorite summertime dishes with their crunchy texture and bright red color, but also help you stay healthy and hydrated this summer. With a 95.3% water content, Carpinito Grown radishes are the perfect addition to help you hydrate your body.
Tomatoes- What makes tomatoes a great option for hydrating fruits and vegetables is their versatility. Slice some Beefsteak Tomatoes and throw them on a sandwich, cook up some Romas and make homemade tomato sauce for your next family dinner, or just snack on some flavorful farm fresh Cherry Tomatoes. Whichever way you prefer, at 94.5% water they’re sure to keep you hydrated in the summer heat.
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