Vegetables also contain a large variety of vitamins and minerals, with different vegetables containing their own assortment of these. This is why it’s recommended that we eat a variety of different vegetables- more variety means we consume a wider selection of different vitamins and minerals. For example, of our key Birds Eye vegetables,
- Peas and Soya beans contain nutrients including vitamin C, folate and thiamin (vitamin B1)
- Broccoli contains nutrients including vitamin C and folate
- Green Beans and sweetcorn contain nutrients including folate
These vitamins and minerals all have a variety of different roles in the body. Of these vitamins, vitamin C is important for the immune and nervous systems, folate helps immune function and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, and vitamin B1 (thiamin) helps maintain heart function, normal metabolism and nervous system functioning.
Iron and calcium are key minerals found in some vegetables, with very important roles in the body. Calcium is of vital importance for healthy bones and teeth, and normal muscle function, while iron is involved in cognitive brain function, immunity, normal red blood cell oxygen transport, and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Eating enough iron is especially important for teenage girls and pre-menopausal women, to prevent the development of iron deficiency anaemia. Did you know that our soya beans are sources of iron?
To see our range of vegetables products, visit the vegetable product area.