What's so Powerful about Power 4 Blend?

August 3, 2018


What packs a boatload of nutrition, bursts with dynamic flavors, and offers a wealth of versatility? Cue B&W’s exclusive Power 4 Blend. Combining watercress, baby red leaf kale, baby spinach, and baby arugula, the Power 4 Blend is chock-full of some of the hardiest leafy greens on planet Earth. The Power 4 Blend is great for supercharging tired salads, promoting a huge value-add for health-conscious consumers on menus and lending bold flavor to virtually any meal. Read on to know all there is to know about Power 4:

 

Power 4 Blend

 

Taste & Texture

Comprised of four hardy leaf varieties, the blend has a range of shades of green, with pops of magenta accents from the red leaf kale. The flavor profile and texture are distinct: fresh and earthy with spicy and slightly bitter notes. Each leaf has a prominent flavor profile: watercress lends a peppery taste, red leaf kale has a sweet and nutty flavor, baby spinach is sweet, and arugula is renowned for its herbaceous, nutty and peppery taste. The blend’s texture is tender, yet firm enough to stand up to any dish, even hot toppers like grilled chicken breast or seared duck.

 

Seasonality

Power 4 Blend is available all year round.

 

Nutritional Value

The Power 4 Blend is mighty, containing great quantities of antioxidants, vitamins A, C and K, as well as calcium and potassium. Each leafy green packs its own nutritional punch:

 

  • Watercress is a serious powerhouse, reported to be one of the most nutrient-dense greens on Earth. Watercress is an exceptional source of vitamin A, which is essential in providing healthy vision, skin and maintaining the immune system. It is a good source of vitamin C, which helps protect the body against free radicals, support the functionality of blood vessels, heal wounds, normalize iron absorption and assist in neurological function. Watercress is also an excellent source of vitamin K, which assists in forming and strengthening the bones while limiting neuronal damage in the brain. Watercress is hailed as a “superleaf” because studies have shown that frequent consumption is associated with a reduction in DNA cell damage and an increase in antioxidant activity in the body which may aid in the fight against cancer.
  • Arugula, a leafy cruciferous veg, contains antioxidants and compounds that assist in decreasing inflammation, lowering the risk of chronic diseases and reducing the risk of certain cancers including breast and prostate. Arugula is equally a wonderful source of vitamins A, C and K. It is a good source of calcium which promotes healthy functionality of nerves, muscles and digestive enzymes.
  • Baby spinach is another superfood that is low in calories, fat free, and loaded with nutrients. Baby spinach contains fiber; is high in vitamins A, K and folate; and is also a mild source of minerals such as potassium, copper, iron and magnesium.
  • Red leaf kale is another nutritious superstar. It is an excellent source of vitamins C and A while also providing minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, protein, carbohydrates and dietary fiber.

 

Handling & Storage

In an effort to enhance quality and reduce spoilage, the greens are triple-washed and air-tunnel dried before packaging. They’re ready-to-use out of the bag. Keep refrigerated at 34° F away from moisture. Once opened, seal the greens in an air tight container or bag (the less air exposure, the better!), and place back in the refrigerator. Under these storage conditions, the blend can last up to one week.

 

How to Use

Fairly versatile, the Power 4 Blend can be incorporated into recipes to add a pop of color, a delicate crunch, or distinct flavor and texture. Primarily used in fresh, raw preparations, they make a sturdy base for salads; a nutrient-packed topping for sandwiches, burgers, and pizzas; a light bed for meat and seafood dishes; or a hardy addition to dips and smoothies.

 

Here are some of B&W’s top recipes for the potent Power 4 Blend:

 

Power 4 Blend Smoothie

Power 4 Blend Smoothie

 

Power 4 Blend BLT Pizza

Power 4 Blend BLT Pizza

 

Power 4 Blend Hummus

Power 4 Blend Hummus

 

Power 4 Blend Buddha Bowls

Power 4 Blend Buddha Bowl

 

Power 4 Blend Farro Salad In A Jar

Power 4 Blend Farro Salad In A Jar

 

 

 

About our friends at B&W:

B&W Quality Growers is the world’s largest grower of distinctive baby leaves with over 145 years of experience. Their product line includes: green watercress, their exclusive wild red watercress and wild roquette arugula. B&W’s baby leaves are available year-round and grown on one of their eight farms in eight different states to ensure year-round supply. B&W’s focus is on excellent quality, nutrition, sustainability and customer service to ensure a great product and experience.


Posted by:
Katie Babinsky


Tags:
Power 4 Blend, Health, Watercress, Arugula, Baby Spinach, Red Leaf Kale, Nutrition, Menu, Foodservice


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