Fresh fruit & veg
Fresh & Versitile – the best of both
With so many people looking at healthier lifestyles it’s great to know that fresh fruit & vegetables have so much to offer. Not only are most vegetables low in fat and therefore calories, they are also a valuable source of vitamins and nutrients, which include Vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid and dietary fibre. All of these have a positive effect towards a healthy diet and can help reduce the risk of some chronic illnesses and have a positive effect on the general well-being of individuals.
But that is not the only reason to get stocking up on all the best seasonal produce; at Peter Broughton we offer versatile, fresh produce that will meet the needs of the most demanding customer.
Versitility in your veg means that you can offer products that can be used in both savoury and sweet recipes, eaten raw or on their own, as well as offering people with food allergies fruit or veg to meet their dietary requirements. These are foods that are able to take on the texture and cooking purpose of less healthy ingredients like sugar and wheat.
Just take cauliflower for instance. It can be used to make bred-like doughs, rice and mash – super healthy and tasty too. Sweet potatoes can be uses as a basis for Brownies and who hasn’t heard of carrot cake? There is lots of versatility in fruits and vegetables and it all goes towards you being able to offer more to your customers.
If you like your fresh fruit and veg ‘au naturel’ then some of the most popular fruits are those that are perceived as being convenient to eat – anything that can be eaten as is or something that is easily peeled. This means blueberries, bananas, strawberries, pears, easy-peel oranges and apples, to name a selection.
Vegetables in demand the most include, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, carrots and brassicas – cauliflower, cabbages, broccoli etc.
A vast range of fresh fruit and veg is produced in the UK and with increasing investment in production techniques and new produce varieties, products that would previously have been imported, such as chillies, cranberries and melons, are now being home-grown. For produce that requires a different climate for cultivation and growth, then a sophisticated supply chain is in place to allow for fast delivery. The fresher the better. That’s where the Peter Broughton fleet of climate controlled vehicles comes into it’s own, guaranteeing the freshest deliveries on-time, 7 days a week.