Need an Immunity BOOST? Bring on the Broccoli Rabe!

Your body’s ability to fight infection and disease depends on your immune system. The immune system is made up of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect your body from illness and infection.  D’Arrigo California is launching a BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY health campaign, stated Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos, Director of Marketing, “to keep well-balanced and healthy we need to consume fresh fruits and vegetables as they are packed with immune boosting vitamins and minerals.  Now more than ever, having an optimally functioning immune system is critical to one’s health and wellness.”

A healthy immune system paired with daily preventative measures that include hand-washing, hand-sanitizing, and physical distancing is imperative for all ages.  We have adapted to a new “normal” to combat COVID-19 and studies have shown that a healthy diet and lifestyle can boost the body’s natural defenses.  Pizarro-Villalobos shared, “so, don’t wait, boost your immunity by consuming Andy Boy broccoli rabe.  Broccoli rabe is a nutrient-packed powerhouse veggie that will enhance your immune system.”

Stacked Broccoli Rabe Health Facts

  • High in Vitamin A and Vitamin C to improve skin and cellular health
  • Excellent source of Vitamin K to fight against bone loss
  • Loaded with fiber to feel full and satisfied
  • High in antioxidants to curb the aging process
  • Our proprietary variety contains 11 glucosinolates that are phytocompounds and when consumed they breakdown and become anti-cancer properties in the body
  • Contains luteins which promotes eye health
  • Low in calories – 22 calories for 100 grams (1/2 cup)
  • Contains anti-inflammatory nutrients that reduce heart disease

Broccoli rabe is a cruciferous vegetable and packs a big punch when it comes to flavor.  If your palate is not a fan of bold flavors then let us tell you how to tame the audacious taste.  You can blanch, steam, sauté, grill, roast and puree it to decrease the peppery notes.  So, no more excuses, get that extra pep in your step by consuming Andy Boy broccoli rabe.

“We are excited to educate and engage with consumers on our social media platforms during our BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY health campaign.  We only have one body so let’s take care of it,” stated Pizarro-Villalobos.  Keep your immunity and spirits up and do not let COVID-19 get you down.  Be sure to wash your hands, keep your distance, exercise and eat your fruits and veggies.  Produce is not only safe to consume but essential to a healthy lifestyle–which is vital to everyday life now more than ever.

Check out D’Arrigo California’s BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY fun and educational posts on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.



About D’Arrigo California

From the day the company was founded in 1920 by Stefano and Andrea D’Arrigo, two immigrants from Messina, Sicily, innovation has been its hallmark. D’Arrigo California offers strategies and solutions to its customers in everything from seed research and development, food safety and sustainability, to entirely new approaches to packaging, harvesting and shipping. The company’s brand, Andy Boy, is known for signature products like broccoli rabe, fennel and romaine hearts. D’Arrigo California grows not only conventional and organic products year-round, but also provides services that include cross docking, consolidation, custom growing and commercial cooling.


Press Release Contact:

Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos
D’Arrigo California
831.455.4315 / [email protected]