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9 must-have vegetables for Holiday cooking

Retailers need to make the most of holiday sales this season with a fully stocked produce department. One of the hottest trends in home cooking is putting a modern twist on traditional recipes by using new ingredients. While the mainstream holiday staples are in high demand, specialties are positioned to further bolster seasonal produce sales. 

Frieda’s Specialty Produce recommends these nine, retro-chic top-sellers:

1. Pearl and Boiler Onions
Traditional creamed pearl onions get a modern treatment with white, red, and gold pearl onions.


2. Cipolline Onions
Roasted vegetables are always a fall favorite. These Italian miniature onions add just the right twist.

3. Shallots
With shoppers looking for fresh, unprocessed ingredients, crispy fried shallots are replacing the canned fried onions commonly used to top holiday green bean dishes. 

4. Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a must-have, but some shoppers will be looking to wow their families with a colorful new sweet potato dish.

5. Colored Baby Carrots
Beautiful heirloom root vegetables add more than just orange to your holiday table. 
6. Parsnips
These underappreciated root vegetables play well together with sliced sweet potatoes on a roasting pan in the oven.

7. Baby Potatoes
Nobody’s knocking mashed potatoes, but whole-roasted baby spuds are where it’s at for holiday cooks.

8. Colored Cauliflower
Colored cauliflower in purple, orange, and green demand shoppers’ full attention as they shop for holiday menus. 

9. Sunchokes®
Sunchoke purée used to be something you’d only see on a restaurant menu. Now home cooks are impressing their dinner guests with these knobby little roots. 

Oakley Boren
Communications & Trade Show Manager
Frieda's Specialty Produce
Tel (+1) 714-733-7660

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