Cookin' Greens

Cookin' Greens

September 24, 2010 14:49 ET

Cookin' Greens-Versatile Flash Frozen Dark Leafy Greens Now Available in Foodservice and Industrial Formats

Cookin' Greens™ launches in the foodservice sector September 2010! Both Sysco Canada and Gordon Food Service are on board as the brand's broadline distributors.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2010) -

Attention Food and Drink/Medical & Healthcare/Hospitality Editors:

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Cookin' Greens offers a fresh new spin on tasty and nutrition-packed yet hard-to-prepare vegetables with the first ever line of chopped, flash-frozen, dark-leafy green vegetables. These labour-saving greens are pre-washed, pre-chopped, blanched and ready to use for a variety of foodservice applications.

Quick to prepare, versatile and available year round, Cookin' Greens have 100% yield (no waste) offering great portion and cost control. Any of the Cookin' Greens products can be used to make soups, sauces, stews, savoury pies, pasta, sandwiches, eggs, sushi, salads and more. Inventive ideas can be found at With Cookin' Greens, "it's all about application!"

For ultimate convenience, Cookin' Greens is now available in four foodservice-sized varieties, including two super-innovative blends: (IQF = Individually Quick Frozen/Flash Frozen)

  • Athlete's Mix (10/1 kg) - A blend of IQF chopped collards, spinach, kale, great northern white bean & diced sweet red peppers.
  • Designer's Mix (10/1 kg) - A blend of IQF chopped spinach, collards, rapini, cut yellow beans & diced white onions.
  • IQF Chopped Rapini (12/907 g) - Succulent fresh-frozen stems & leaves. Described as mildly bitter, paired with subtle notes of nutmeg and earthy undertones.
  • IQF Chopped Kale (12/1.36 kg) - A mild tasting leafy green from the cabbage family, kale contains calcium, iron and a host of powerful antioxidants.

Cookin' Greens travel from farm to freezer in six hours or less, and are frozen at their nutritional peak to lock in maximum taste and health benefits. Cookin' Greens confetti-like, glorious greens retain all the important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and flavor and are free of salt, sugar and fat. Cookin' Greens are also tops for food safety.

Whether your audience is patient care or fine dining, Cookin' Greens can help satisfy the penchant for trendy foods that are also healthy and great-tasting. From school cafeterias to hotel dining rooms, greens are proving to be on-trend according to NRA Chef Survey's "What's HOT in 2010."

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