Between now and September 15th, Allens brand vegetables, such as Popeye Spinach, Princella Yams and Trappy’s vegetables are holding a photo contest where participants have a chance to win free vegetables for a week.
How is it done?
It is easy. Take a healthy turn for one week by becoming vegetarian or partial vegetarian and enter for a chance to win by taking photos of your creations.
Need inspiration? No problem. Visit Allens website for recipes and more. Find recipes like Southern Succotash Burgers, Topsy Turvey Sweet Potato Pockets, and Shanna’s Gluten-Free Mexican Pizza.
Once you have a dish in mind, take a photo using Instagram or any camera and post the photos on Allens many social networking sites. The more veggie used the better.
Post your photos at the following sites:
Just go to Allens website for full details.
Be creative and have fun, while getting the kids, husband, neighbors and friends involved. Compete for first place.
List of fun facts about Yams and Sweet Potatoes (listed on Allens website)
1) In most cases, sweet potatoes and yams labeled are sometimes labeled with both terms.
2) There are two types of sweet potatoes. One has a creamy white flesh and one with a orange flesh. The USDA labels the orange-fleshed one “yams” to distinguish them from the white flesh.
3) Sweet potatoes come in two main varieties. One has a golden skin with a creamy white flesh and a crumbly texture. The other has a copper skin with an orange flesh that is sweet and soft.
4) Sweet potatoes generally have the same shape and size.
5) Yams are native to Africa and Asia and other tropical regions. Yams are strictly tubers that have an almost black bark-like skin and white, purple or reddish flesh and come in many varieties.
6) The word “Yam” comes from an African word, which means “to eat.”