Sizzler's continues its search for the finest and healthiest ingredients to contribute to a better lifestyle. Recently, it has introduced fresh vegetables from the Royal Project such as tomato, beetroot, butterhead lettuce, courgette, Japanese cucumber and baby cos. They come straight from the Royal Project Vegetables and Herbs Farm at Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, to the hands of Sizzler's customers at its Kad Suan Kaew, CentralPlaza Chiang Mai and CentralPlaza Chiang Rai branches.
The latest addition to its salad bar is the environment-friendly Japanese pumpkin grown at Mok Jam in Chiang Mai.
"The Royal Project grows pumpkins in three major areas, which are Mok Jam, Wat Chan and Mad Ngo. In 2011, we have grown over 250-300 tonnes of Japanese pumpkins. They can be grown all year round, but the best produce is from October to April," according to Wirot Chudam, Royal Project staff member who oversees the growing of Japanese pumpkins.
Not only is it sweet and delicious, Japanese pumpkin is also a great source of vitamins A, B and C, phosphorus and beta carotene, which helps reduce the chance of cancer. It is also a "beauty food" for the ladies, as it helps with collagen production and reduces the chance of stretch marks for pregnant women.
Wirot added that the Japanese pumpkins at Sizzler's have been carefully chosen to make sure that they are of good quality. "We are happy to see Thai people consume locally grown products because it helps with our economy and contributes to our farmers so that they can further improve the quality of their products for Thai people to eat."