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Nutrition plays a critical role in staying healthy. Therefore, we've put together an easy overview of ingredients that contain valuable minerals and vitamins to help support a healthy immune system. Make sure to highlight these ingredients on your menu as guests will be especially conscious of ways to stay healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

 

Your immune function needs: vitamins A, C, D, B6, B12, iron, zinc, folate, copper, selenium. 

Sources of vitamins and minerals that support immune function

Vitamin A

  • Carrots 
  • Pumpkin 
  • Butternut
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Leafy Vegetables, including Spinach and Imfino/Morogo
  • Kale 
  • Beetroot Leaves 
  • Liver
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Bell Peppers

Zinc

  • Sugar Beans 
  • Bambara Groundnuts
  • Wild Rice 
  • Cowpeas
  • Cauliflower
  • Mung Beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Meat
  • Milk
  • Dairy Products
  • Whole Grains 
  • Nuts 
  • Seeds

Vitamin C

  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Beetroot Leaves
  • Citrus Foods, including Orange and its Juices
  • Kiwi
  • Broccoli 
  • Potatoes with Skin 
  • Bell Peppers

Water is essential for human life. So keep your guests hydrated, consider putting water on tables for free.

There is also some evidence suggesting that drinking tea may have beneficial effects on immunity via improving gut health and resistance against infections such as the common cold. So make sure to highlight the selection of herbal teas you offer on your menu. 

Botanicals related to immunity:

  • Rosehip
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Linden
  • Elderflower
  • Echinacea

Promoting your recipe on social media

Example: Post a picture of your dish with a caption "This recipe is made with Cauliflower, rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C is known to be important for proper functioning of your immune system. Oder now via [insert name of your delievery partner]. #immunity