🌱 Seed Pantry’s Super Healthy Foods! 🌱 No.5


The Vitamin super booster that is 🥬 Kale 🥬 and green-leafy vegetables! 🥗

Dark leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach are a great way to dramatically increase your daily vitamin intake. The combination of vitamins and minerals give it high nutritional value, making leafy greens the ultimate health addition to meals and drinks! 🍵 From soups to smoothies, leafy greens are really versatile and could we ever forget the strength spinach gave Popeye! 😉 –
Vegetables like these are just packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and with health beneficial compounds such as Lutein 👀 Known as “the eye vitamin”. Researched has shown that Lutein can help prevent eye disease and deterioration of sight! 👓
They are filled with Vitamin A, C and K. 100 grams of fresh leaves can provide over 200% of recommended daily intake!! 🥬

To grow leafy greens, simply sow some seeds outdoors, add a little TLC, and you’ll be cropping all year around!

🌟 Special Power – Vitamin-K 🌟

Green-leafy vegetables have many superpowers as mentioned 🤓 However it is their high vitamin content that separates them from other fruits and veg.🥗
Kale is an excellent source for Vitamin-K; 100g provides over 300% of our recommended intake! Vitamin-K is an important factor in bone health and wound healing, and is used often to help treat bone problems 🦴 Research has shown it can help reduce the risk of bone fractures and breakage. 🥬 Amazing! 🌿🌿🌿

 

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🌿 It’s thyme to plant some herbs! 🌿


We may have spoken about how the reappearance of the sun over the last week got us excited for Spring and Summer! 🌞 Now it’s a bit stormy! but the rain is good for the plants….so while watching the rain we’ve been sowing herbs from February’s Grow Club Box! 🌧

This month we chose French Sorrel ‘De Belleville’, Lemon Grass, Nigella sativa and Thyme Broad Leaf from the options, as we want to start growing our own herbs to use in the kitchen this Spring and Summer 🏡

We also have some more great herbs to add to our collection in March’s Grow Club box, so we should have a herb garden to show you soon! 😄

Neil

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🌱 Seed Pantry’s Super Healthy Foods! 🌱 No.4

The cool refreshing taste of the herb 🌟🌿 Mint 🌿🌟

Mint’s (Mentha) refreshing cool taste has made it as a favourite for adding to deserts and drinks from Mojitos to mint tea to mint ice cream 🍫 Mint gets its name from the ancient Greek mythical character Minthe, who according to Greek mythology, was a river nymph. 🔱

Mint is not usually associated with being a good source of nutrients. However when ingested, mint is a great source of Vitamin A, containing around 140% of your RDA per 100 grams! 🌿 Mint is also a excellent source of antioxidants which helps counteract the effects of free radicals to help support the immune system. 💚

Easy to grow, Mint spreads horizontally, perpendicular to gravity through a rhizome root system that sprouts new vertical shoots as it spreads – top tip, grow in a pot to keep it contained.

🌟 Special Power – Menthol 🌟
Mint contains the essential oil Menthol, which has been hailed as a great natural pain relief for colds, upset stomach and indigestion. Menthol is a natural aromatic decongestant that helps to break up phlegm and mucus, making it easier to remove from the body. It also has a soothing effect which can help with sore throats, but also can help aid digestion. Because of all this, mint is used to help those with IBS as it helps prevent stomach discomfort. –
Fresh Mint is great for adding flavour to tasty spring dishes (new potatoes!) or to diffuse into liquids to create soothing teas and beverages.🍹

We have a great range of different herbs you an start growing today at Seed Pantry 😁

 

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