About Lisa Pettineo

Lisa Pettineo

Lisa Pettineo is the Digital Marketing Manager for FreshPoint. She’s been in the produce business since 2001, and loves getting geeky about fruits and veggies.

Why Mashed Rutabaga Should be on your Thanksgiving Menu

Potatoes are great. Mashed potatoes are even better. But there’s more to mash than the potato. You can mash sweet potatoes, butternut squash, or cauliflower…however, there’s one underutilized root veggie that I’d like to call attention to: the rutabaga. Ok, your nose just wrinkled. Rutabaga? You bet. They make an incredible mash. I took over…

Why Heirloom Tomatoes are so Special…

With regular red round beefsteak tomatoes, there’s no real surprises. You get a box of red, round, shiny tomatoes that can be shipped from here to there—perfect for slicing and dicing. And they’re great. But when you open a box of heirloom tomatoes, you don’t really know what you are going to get—and that’s part…

What is Caulilini?

Caulilini… It’s lyrical to say—it sort of rolls off the tongue—and even more lyrical to eat, this new darling of the brassica family is one of the most exciting new vegetables to hit the market in a while. So what is it? Grown by Mann’s, here’s how they describe it: “Caulilini™ SweetStem™ Cauliflower is the…

Think Color and Variety for American Heart Month

It’s American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. How do fruits and veggies play a role with heart disease? The American Heart Association encourages you to be Healthy For Good™ with their few simple steps: Eat Smart: Make healthy, delicious choices wherever and whenever you eat. Add Color: Make…

A Delicious Way to get More Vitamin C

When you think of Vitamin C, usually oranges come to mind. But actually, red cabbage is naturally rich in Vitamin C—and just one cup of shredded red cabbage contains 50% of your RDA! It is also packed with 30% of your RDA of Vitamin K, protein, fiber, and not to mention countless phytochemicals, antioxidants, and…

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