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Why Vitamins and Minerals Are Important for Your Health

by | May 19, 2021 | Nutrition | 0 comments

Fruits and vegetables contain many vitamins and minerals that are important for your health. There are numerous vitamins and minerals, each with a different purpose and health benefit. In this post, we’ll discuss why certain vitamins and minerals are important to maintain a healthy body.


Vitamin A

Vitamin A helps normal bone and tooth development! In addition to this, Vitamin A works to keep your skin (the body’s largest organ!) healthy, and will also help you sleep at night.


Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is important for energy metabolism and tissue formation.


Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps build and maintain healthy bones and helps keep your teeth and gums healthy.



Insoluble dietary fibre helps maintain intestinal regularity, while soluble dietary fibre plays a part in lowering cholesterol.



Folate helps build red blood cells.



Magnesium is a factor in energy metabolism and helps build and maintain tissue and bones.



Potassium helps keep your body’s fluids balanced.


Include More Vitamins & Minerals in Your Diet

Including tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers in your daily food choices will help you meet the required number of servings (5-10) of fruits and vegetables daily.

Erie James offers fresh produce, including tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers, picked at the peak of perfection and loaded with vitamins and minerals!

Our selection of greenhouse tomatoes is an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, dietary fibre, folate, magnesium, and potassium.

Our greenhouse cucumbers, including our Cool Cukes Mini Seedless Cucumbers, are a great source of Vitamin C, dietary fibre, and magnesium.

Our variety of greenhouse peppers are a source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, dietary fibre, folate, magnesium, and potassium.

Check out our products to learn more about our fresh produce grown locally in Leamington, Ontario.