Produce of the month for July

Posted June 2023
Hommus, & pan-fried beans on Corn Thins slices

The produce for this month is GARLIC.

Garlic is a mighty little vegetable that has been used since 3000BC for medicinal purposes. There is no denying that garlic tastes amazing on bread layered with butter, but it also has healthful benefits for your body which include:

  1. Anticancer properties potentially reduce the risk of stomach, esophagus, colon, breast, cervix, skin, uterine and lung cancers.
  2. Antibacterial properties
  3. Reduces your risk of heart disease.
  4. Improves your immune system due to a compound called quercetin.


Here are some ideas on ways to include garlic in your diet:

  1. Part of steamed vegetables to add flavor without salt (equals a happier heart)
  2. As part of a tomato sauce using fresh tomatoes, basil and tuna under some delicious quinoa or whole grain pasta and topped with some low-fat cheese.
  3. Crushed and spread on top of my steamed fish with some fresh herbs and spices.
  4. As part of the tomato pizza sauce try using a Corn Thins slice instead of a regular pizza base for a crunchy new take on the traditional pizza. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!


Take home message: Garlic is a vegetable packed with health benefits which can help your body stay well and healthy. There are many reasons to enjoy this produce of the month.

Ashleigh Felth…
Accredited Practising Dietitian
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